in his latest episode Let’s go! On the podcast, Tom Brady got a little pissed off about whether he’ll play in 2023. He also expressed dissatisfaction with the fine he received for an act in his final game in 2022.
The league fined Brady $16,444 for attempting to slip Cowboys defensive back Malik Hooker after recovering from a third quarter error.
“However, I’m a little disappointed because I’m trying to work out [Hooker] Missed him with my right shoulder,” Brady said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “And I wasn’t going to extend my arm, so I was trying to get him on the floor. I totally miss him. I didn’t even hit him. I tried to trip him, but I didn’t. So, I don’t know how you can get fined for something that didn’t even happen. Are they fined with intent? It’s like aiming, you miss the guy you hit, they still call it aiming. So, I have to figure out and understand why this is happening. That’s why I want our NFLPA to be stronger. “
It’s odd that he’ll take a shot at the NFL Players Association while his appeal is still pending. Maybe the NFLPA will successfully defend and win, as Saints defensive end Cam Jordan and fines for feigning injuries did.
Also, it’s odd that Brady would justify his actions by pointing to the fact that he wasn’t successful.
He admitted he tried to trip Hook, which was clearly dirty and unacceptable behaviour. The fact that Brady attempted to flagrantly violate the rules and failed should be enough to get him fined.
It’s not like Brady is out of line. He kicked Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett twice in one regular season. (Brady was fined $11,139 for one of those kicks.) Brady also wore cleats multiple times while coasting.
Often, this is a sign of frustration. Loses his temper when things don’t go his way.
Guess what, Tom? In every game, things are not going to go someone’s way. However, few players act like spoiled children when this happens.
Yes, Brady is the greatest of all time. no doubt. But that didn’t pass him a fair scrutiny. Sometimes, when he doesn’t get his way, he acts like a punk. In this case, he admitted that he did it. His excuse was that the trip didn’t actually trip Hooker up. How can this be blamed on the trade unions?
The union has obligations both to players who break the rules and to those who misbehave. Should the union stand up for the right of players to attempt to trip, aim, spear, etc. other union members as long as those efforts fall short of their goals.
In my opinion, this is bad for Brady. He should take his L, shake the coin out of the couch cushion, pay the fine, and move on.
Tom Brady plans to appeal his stumbling fine, attacks NFLPA originally appeared on Pro Football Talk