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Tom Brady, “Tom”foolery & his Cell Phone;Divorce Attorneys Should Take a Play from Brady’s Playbook

Tom Brady, a Patriot and a pioneer in legal advice and he doesn’t even know it!


By now you are well aware of the fracas that is now known as DeflateGate.  Tom Brady did or did not have something to do with under inflated footballs in an NFL playoff game. There is now, literally, a Federal law suit about it.  He has been punished by the league, but avows his innocence.

But, what is the best piece of legal advice ever?

Destroy your cell phone.

Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone. You see, he upgraded to a new phone and stated that his practice is to destroy his old one. To protect against identity theft, I’m sure.  He did this in the midst of the NFL’s investigation, but prior to formal legal proceedings being filed.(Disregard that he did not do so with prior phone upgrades.)

Had there been pending formal legal proceedings there could have been some issues with “destruction of evidence,” but without legal proceedings pending, upgrading his hardware and destroying the old, worn out device was just smart.

Sure, it may create the appearance of “Tom”foolery, but it does NOT allow said malfeasance to be confirmed.

So, you ask why else would he destroy his cell phone if there were NOT incriminating texts on it?

5.  He had embarrassing text messages, such as Gisele calling him her “Brady-Boo.”

4.  He expressed remorse about being an NFL Quarterback over his true dream of being a dancer.

3.  He was critical of Bellechick’s hoodie.

2.  There were naked pictures of he and Gisele in nothing but Patriot’s Helmets and there was no way that wasn’t getting “leaked” if turned over.

1.   There were incriminating text messages on it.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and is advising his clients to take a play from Tom Brady’s playbook, if legal to do so.

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FLAG on the PLAY; NFL is NO Moral Authority

Moral authority is authority premised on principles which are independent of written laws. As such, moral authority necessitates the existence of and adherence to truth. Because truth does not change, the principles of moral authority are immutable or unchangeable.

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The world has been abuzz the last week over two NFL scandals.  The first involved Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee, committing heinous acts of domestic violence, and the NFL’s wrist-slapping until the video of the act came to light.  The second was Adrian Petersen taking a switch to his 4-year old child, leaving numerous switch marks, welts and breaking the skin on the child.

There has been much attention on both and the good from this will be the light shined on domestic violence and proper child discipline.  Neither of these incidents were proper, nor excusable.  However, what the NFL does or does not do should not change your view on either incident.

The NFL is there to make money and provide entertainment.  That’s it.  If you are looking to the NFL to have a true moral compass or for real role models you are looking in the wrong place.  Look to your local neighborhoods, communities and own family for true role models. The professionals, pastors, educators, mothers and fathers – those that give back and do the right thing when no one is looking.  Those are the ones to emulate, if anyone.

The NFL is not designed nor equipped to be role models- they are designed to make money and entertain.

Don’t want to be constantly disappointed? Aim higher.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi, coach of the U7 Girl’s Purple Rush, assistant den leader and involved in numerous community activity groups. 

Follow the blog: BowTieLawyer Visit the website: Thompson Law Firm

You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at 

(601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.

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