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Recently signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was asked to leave a park in the city that had been closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to Mayor Jane Castor on Monday.
The New England Patriots legend, who won 249 video games and 6 Super Bowls with his previous team, reportedly wasn’t provided a pass to exercise at a public space after making the Sunshine State his new house.
” I got to inform you this story, too. I constantly tell individuals, ‘Now I’m not one to gossip so you didn’t hear this from me,'” Castor said in a Facebook live chat with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Monday.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media following an NFL wild-card playoff football video game versus the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass in January. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File).
” But you understand our parks are shut down and so a lot of our parks staff, they patrol around simply to ensure individuals aren’t doing contact sports and things and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks. And she went over to inform him that it was closed and it was Tom Brady.”
Kriseman then responded, “Oh my goodness.” To which Castor responded, “Well, there you go. He has actually been spotted.”
The City of Tampa later tweeted, “Sorry @TomBrady! Our @tampaparksrec group can’t wait to welcome you and our whole neighborhood back with even larger smiles– until then, stay safe and stay at home as much as you can to help flatten the curve.”
Brady recently moved his household into a provided estate he’s renting from former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in Tampa.
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The four-time Super Bowl MVP left the Patriots and signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs in totally free agency, joining a group with the worst winning percentage in league history.
The Associated Press added to this report