Someone tricked a reporter into thinking Tom Brady would hold out this offseason

You may have heard that Tom Brady is expected to hold out this offseason unless he gets a contract that’s similar to the $137.5 million one Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the 49ers on Thursday. That’s probably not going to happen because those rumors are the result of a giant hoax.

What happened? The report came from Ron Borges of the Boston Herald. Borges received a text message from someone claiming to be Don Yee, Brady’s agent. The text said that Brady “is prepared to sit out all offseason activity” unless he got a new deal similar to the structure and scope of Garoppolo’s.

On Friday afternoon, the Herald released a statement on this situation:

A column by Ron Borges in today’s Herald regarding Patriot Tom Brady’s salary discussions was based on information which proved to be false.

The Herald apologizes to Brady, his agent Don Yee and the Patriots, and to our readers for this erroneous report.

Borges’ column has been suspended pending further review.

“Yeah, let’s do it,” Pederson tells his QB after about one second of thinking.

Foles goes into his huddle and makes the call: “Philly special. Ready?”

Then the Eagles do it, and the result is a complete conning of the Patriots’ defense that extended Philadelphia’s lead to 10 points at halftime.

Pederson and Foles both said after the game that they had been working on that play for a couple of weeks, waiting for the exact right time to go to it in a game. That time came.

Adams has since responded to Carruth’s letter and interview, telling the The Charlotte Observer that she has forgiven him but that he will never have custody of Chancellor.

“Chancellor will be raised either by me or, after I’m gone, by someone else who loves him and who knows him,” she said. “He will never be raised by a stranger — someone he doesn’t know and who tried to kill him.”

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