Tom Brady’s TB12 company getting up to $ 1 million in PPP loans is so gross
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I have to say something up front here – I’m a Tom Brady guy. I’m from Boston, I love the Patriots, and I’m smart enough to know Brady is the GOAT.
I’m also smart enough that I can berate the GOAT for things it deserves to be scolded for and that’s clearly one of those things – this week his company TB12 was revealed to have received a PPP loan from the government that fell in the range of $ 350,000 to $ 1 million loan repayments for businesses seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic.
This is frankly a joke. And a terrible one at that.
Although I’ve long been a fan of Brady’s footballing career, his TB12 stuff has been harder to research or take seriously. Pajama pants that are always touted as helping you recover while you sleep (I mean, come on), to its recent new product called “Protect”, Which is touted as an immunity blend supplement he released during the pandemic for $ 45 a bottle, it’s hard to ignore those who are screaming about Brady being sketchy for selling ridiculous things that can or not help a person.
But now his company is getting up to a million dollars from the government? The money that we taxpayers took from our weekly paychecks?
Yeah, that’s disgusting.
It’s especially disgusting considering that Brady, who is set to turn 43 next month, recently signed a 2-year, $ 50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Can’t Tom pull that money out to help him with his TB12 stuff?
We all go through tough times – losing loved ones to the coronavirus, losing jobs, being on leave – and for many of us, finances are a major concern from the moment we wake up until the moment we wake up. We’re going to sleep.
That’s what makes it so hard to understand, that a QB who made $ 253 million in his 20 years with the Patriots (and that’s exactly what he did with football) needs government assistance?
He does not need government help and TB12 should never have applied for this loan. But TB12 applied for the loan and got a good payment.
It’s a terrible look for a QB who continues to look bad this offseason, including training and citing FDR when the players’ union suggested players not train in order to protect their health.
Brady was a lot of fun to support during his days with the Patriots and I hope he does well with the Bucs if there is football this season.
But this PPP loan is not great. Not great at all.
Wednesday’s Biggest Winner: Not the quarantine meals in the NBA quarantine bubble.
NBA teams are starting to rally in Orlando in hopes they can get back to playing in what will be a few months of Florida basketball action if all goes according to plan. Some players have shared photos of the dinners they are going tot and yes, it doesn’t look great. These meals will improve after the 48 hour quarantine is over, but at the moment they don’t look good at all.
Quick hits: the awesome mask from Fiers… Fantastic baseball tips… Usain Bolt gives his daughter a great name… And more!
– A’s pitcher Mike Fiers turned his weird facial hair into a terrifying face mask that you have to see.
– My mate Charles Curtis has some great fantasy baseball advice now that baseball is coming back (we hope). Tip: Don’t prioritize launchers in your drafts.
– Usain Bolt donated her newborn baby girl a perfect name.
– ESPN has revamped its range of radios and here’s everything you need to know about it.
– My boss Nate Scott rated all 9 goals from Christian Pulisic for Chelsea and you should check it out because Nate is a nice boss and a great soccer guy.