Todd Bowles: Dolphins tampering with Tom Brady “has nothing to do with us”

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While the Dolphins were stripped of a pair of draft picks for tampering with quarterback Tom Brady and former Saints head coach Sean Payton, neither Brady nor Payton were punished.

Brady, of course, is still playing for the Buccaneers after his brief retirement in the spring. So head coach Todd Bowles was asked for his reaction to the news on Wednesday.

He didn’t have much of one.

“The league took care of it. It has nothing to do with us,” Bowles said in his press conference. “We try to keep outside noise to a minimum. And there’s nothing to be said on that front because I really don’t know anything about it.”

The league’s investigation found that the Dolphins “had impermissible communications with both Mr. Brady and his agent during and after the 2021 season, while he was under contract to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those discussions began no later than early December 2021 and focused on Mr. Brady becoming a limited partner in the Dolphins and possibly serving as a football executive, although at times they also included the possibility of his playing for the Dolphins.”

But Brady still remains with Tampa Bay and is in training camp to prepare for the 2022 season with the club. And now Brady is set to call games for FOX whenever his career ends.

No matter what happens next, the Dolphins’ efforts to land Brady failed. The Bucs have one trophy with him and could get another.

10 responses to “Todd Bowles: Dolphins tampering with Tom Brady “has nothing to do with us”

  1. That doesn’t change the fact that now all of his teammates know that he planned to bail and leave them high and dry.

  2. tgsot says:
    August 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    That doesn’t change the fact that now all of his teammates know that he planned to bail and leave them high and dry.
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    In Brady’s mind, the teammates are just replaceable, disposable supplies, undesirable but unfortunately necessary for him to achieve personal glory.

  3. As long as Gronk and Edelman are cool with him, I do not think Brady cares what his teammates think.

  4. Arians tampered and Arians is on the Bucs. It has EVERYTHING to do with Goodell encouraging cheating the Patriots wherever possible.

  5. In my mind the only stand up guy in sports right now is Tiger Woods. Who else would have turned down $800 million in Saudi money on principle?

  6. Don’t understand why people are mad at Brady for deals he didn’t take but whatever. Funny how other players are allowed to think about their future teams and careers without as much as peep but Brady does it and now it’s a problem.

  7. footballpat says:
    August 3, 2022 at 3:27 pm
    In my mind the only stand up guy in sports right now is Tiger Woods. Who else would have turned down $800 million in Saudi money on principle?

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    Anyone with a billion dollars of their own that doesn’t want to do a 10 year deal with many strings attached.

  8. This is actually not quite true. The Bucs are the ones with the obligation to prevent their own players from initiating tampering and they are supposed to report it to the owner and the owner is supposed to take action. Brady isn’t subject to any penalty, but if the team found out they were supposed to do something.

  9. tgsot says:
    August 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm
    That doesn’t change the fact that now all of his teammates know that he planned to bail and leave them high and dry.

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    You mean high and dry as Super Bowl champs? It would take an awful lot to turn the players against Brady, not to mention all players believe in looking out for their own best interests first, so they would respect Brady for that too.

  10. patsfan1818 says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:53 am
    Don’t understand why people are mad at Brady for deals he didn’t take but whatever. Funny how other players are allowed to think about their future teams and careers without as much as peep but Brady does it and now it’s a problem.

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    Exactly

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