Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money

Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money

On Thursday night, the Herald's Ron Borges published a story asserting Tom Brady was prepared to hold out if he didn't get paid like 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who served as Brady's backup for half of last season. The texts informed Borges that Brady was intent on sitting out the Patriots' preseason workouts unless he was compensated like his former backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, who agreed to the largest deal in National Football League history (5 years, $137.5 million) Thursday. And some of those texts made their way into Borges' column before it was taken off the Herald's website. The guy who pranked Borges, identified as "Nick in Boston" claimed that he started texting Borges pretending to be Tom Brady's agent, Don Yee, after he saw someone post Borges' number on Twitter. The reason? The future Hall of Famer was unhappy with the five-year, $137.5 million contract the 49ers gave Jimmy Garoppolo and Brady wasn't going to show up for OTAs until he got a new deal too. "Here's the amusing part". Sports Boston's Tom Curran called the report "off the reservation" and it appears his initial assessment was spot on. "But I called him and I was just like, 'Hey, Ronnie, it's Don'". Nick is probably not as surprised as Borges and his editors are. Curran's source said Borges' report is "off the reservation".

Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money
Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money

The Globe suspended Borges March 5 for lifting numerous passages from a February 25 article written by Mike Sando of The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. for one of his Sunday Globe "Football notes" columns.

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