Tom Brady was back in court on Monday, but no settlement was reached


Here are some photos of Tom Brady entering and exiting federal court on Monday in New York. Monday was the final day in which Brady/the players’ union and the NFL could have possibly reached a settlement in the on-going and seemingly neverending Deflategate drama. Before I get into that, check out these photos of Gisele Bundchen also in New York on Monday. Gisele didn’t come to court with Tom, but she was out and about in the city. Photos of Gisele have been few and far between following her burqa-clad visit to a Parisian plastic surgeon back in July. Maybe she was just keeping a lower profile overall. Or maybe she was healing following some eye work and a boob job. If you really look at those photos, she does seem bustier than she looked just three months ago.

As for Tom, the settlement talks ultimately went nowhere. Now US District Court Judge Richard M. Berman is going to make his ruling this week. It could be as soon as today, but they might have to wait until Friday. Judge Berman has been really encouraging both sides to negotiate some kind of deal for weeks and weeks now but from what I’ve read, Tom Brady did not want to admit any kind of knowledge in the deflated balls and Roger Goodell simply wasn’t going to budge on that one thing. Like, Goodell would have decreased the number of suspended games if only Brady would come clean and/or admit something.

At a gossip-level, some people still think that Brady’s Deflategate troubles have affected his marriage. People Magazine did a big article about that last week – go here to read my coverage (which many of you missed, because of the explosion of Duggar gossip). I do believe that Tom and Gisele are mostly fine, but I also think that this summer has been a “rough patch” for their marriage.

That poor courtroom sketch artist also got another chance to draw Brady correctly and not make him look like Frankenstein’s monster. Her second sketch is…um, I actually thought the first sketch looked much more like Brady.

Superficial note: I hate his haircut.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. teatimeiscoming says:

    The sketch is pretty accurate. He looks pretty well and done like a troglodyte.

  2. Liz says:

    Gisele’s new breasts appear too far apart.

    • Audrey says:

      hard to tell, she’s intentionally covering up for now.

      But they definitely look a bit bigger. She didn’t go crazy though, we probably wouldn’t notice if she hadn’t been photographed going in

    • JRenee says:

      Yes, they sure do…

  3. Kelly says:

    Well, the sketch looks appropriately pouty… Maybe she’ll do a book. Good luck to the sketch artist lady.

    Now as far as the real sketch artist here, let me just say big baby. I don’t say it the same way as I do when I address my old golden as “big baby”.

  4. Lara K says:

    He is not aging well.
    I always found him hot in a meathead kind of way, but now he is just all hollow.

  5. Astrid says:

    That’s one ugly suit he’s wearing

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I can see how this would strain their marriage. I’ve always liked them together, but they both seem a little self-centered, and they are both having image problems right now. If the problems only affected one of them, the other could be supportive, but they seem like they might each want support from the other but not have a lot to give back right now. I imagine they will be ok, though.

  7. Nancy says:

    I have never understood the fuss made over this guy. I guess women who like the pretty boy type find him attractive. I find him rather repulsive for leaving his ex while she was pregnant to marry at the time, the current it girl supermodel. Go suck the air out of some balls Tommy.

  8. Size Does Matter says:

    New sketch looks like Tom after a visit to the doctor in Paris.

  9. jferber says:

    On another superficial note, I hate his swagger. It’s indicative of his whole stance in this showdown. He’s been insanely rewarded for being a football player and has been idolized and petted until his ego has become more inflated than a beach ball. I do give him credit for not being a murderer, a woman beater, a rapist, a child abuser, a drunk driver, etc. because he could probably get away with many of these crimes (as his colleagues have done). I guess his is more like a white collar crime (in keeping with this analogy). His pride will win the day, in my opinion, and shape the narrative that will become the “official story.”

    • Kitten says:

      If you’re upset that football players are rewarded for being a “murderer, a woman beater, a rapist, a child abuser, a drunk driver” then you should be behind Brady on this fight. That’s who he’s fighting: Goodell and the corruption surrounding the NFL.

      They railroaded this guy and destroyed his reputation over ONE football that was less than 1 PSI under the limit. And really, this is a non-story compared to say, the Ray Rice scandal, Adrian Peterson, or even Bountygate.

      Every time Goodell is taken to task we get closer to getting him out of there. The NFL has gone down the sh*tter since he’s been at the helm.

      • Ruckhappy says:

        Enough with the St. Brady guff! Nobody outside of New England agrees with that nonsense. Hollywood Tommy did not get railroaded and no amount of Boston fan-boy bleating will ever make that true. Brady is a wealthy, spoiled NFL star with a supermodel wife who got caught cheating. Period. Why are we supposed to have sympathy for him?

        Only a Boston fan would scream for forgiveness for a spoiled professional athlete.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Ruckhappy, people in New England do not care, have never cared, and will never care about what people outside New England think about New England teams. Go ahead and hate. However, the judge has repeatedly pointed out that the NFL has failed to show him any evidence that Brady cheated. But be like Goodell if it makes you happy.

      • Ruckhappy says:

        No, the judge has said that the NFL investigation screwed up the chain of evidence, not that there’s no evidence that Brady cheated. Big deal, this isn’t a criminal trial. “Preponderance of evidence” is enough for conviction in a sports league. The important precedent is to punish cheating in order to preserve competitive equality, a concept that the shady Belicheck-era Pats don’t honor.

        Who blindly pimps for spoiled, mega-rich pro athletes? Only Boston fans. Am I stridently defending Russell Wilson despite his claims that his “smart water” can cure concussions? Hell no! He’s an ass. But I have that level of objectivity about the stars of my hometown teams…something that Boston fans endemically lack.

      • Nina says:

        Well said Ruckhappy. I quite like Brady but the “railroaded victim” reframing of his actions is stupid and short-sighted. Readers can object to Goodell’s inconsistent treatment of players, particularly those accused or convicted of heinous crimes, AND feel that Tom is in the wrong and deserving of punishment. Like you said it requires objectivity.

        Oh and Lilacflowers, thanks for permitting us to “hate”, it really elevates the discussion.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The standard of evidence for suspensions in employment cases is “clear and convincing”, not simple preponderance.

        I also posted a link to the transcript of the oral arguments on the last thread in which the judge points out to the NFL’s attorney that he sees no evidence of Brady’s involvement.

        However, evidence has no real weight in an arbitration appeal. Arbitrators get to make up their own facts

      • KC7 says:

        @Ruckhappy I’m a 49er fan and I feel like Brady has been raked over the coals with far less than sufficient evidence. Goodell is an egotistical asshat. I also don’t consider my opinion on the matter (after having read the wells report instead of sensationalized fodder) to be “blindly pimping” for anyone nor am I a Boston fan so I’m not sure on your reasoning there. Goodell’s inconsistency and willingness to overlook sexual and physical abuse is what has led to his over eagerness to win this case. He wants a feather in his hat. Brady would’ve accepted a 1 game suspension, Goodell only wanted an admission of guilt (validation for how he’s handled this case) and a 3 game suspension. Horse hockey.

      • Ruckhappy says:

        But the issue, ultimately, isn’t Goodell and the NFL front office, it’s the Pats and systematic cheating. Of course Goodell is a clown and the handling of the case inept, but the NFL is trying to do the right thing by ensuring that the Pats do get dinged again for cheating.

        Which is why Brady’s offer of a one game suspension and no admission of cheating is obviously insufficient. That amounts to exoneration of cheating. It’s not the NFL who is being unreasonable on settlement terms.

        From the celebrity sleaze POV, why would anyone have sympathy for Brady? He’s jetting around in the middle of training camp with his ‘Bowl rings on the hand of a buddy’s sleazy sidepiece. What kind of message is that for his kids?

      • Audrey says:

        Brady seems pretty humble. I’ve never heard rumors of him being stuck up or anything. Just that he’s hard working and very competitive.

        I don’t understand all of the things said about him. Seems like he’s stereotyped by people who don’t really read much about him.

        The possible precedent being set if NFL wins should scare every single team. This case was bungled by the NFL on so many levels. If the judge rules for the league, they’re basically saying that they can punish anyone for any reason and a judge must obey. Even if the process was unfair and arbitrator totally partial to one side.

        And the collective bargaining agreement isn’t up until 2021. You better believe players will strike as long as needed to ban the commissioner from being arbitrator

      • Lilacflowers says:

        The team did get punished. More so than the standard for the cited offense, which had previously been a $25,000-50,000 fine. The team was fined a million, lost a draft pick, and had to fire two employees

      • Audrey says:

        Systemic cheating? There’s no proof that anyone tampered with the balls.

        the entire AEI report is a good read to show how ridiculous NFL is being

      • doofus says:

        “Goodell’s inconsistency and willingness to overlook sexual and physical abuse is what has led to his over eagerness to win this case.”

        winner winner chicken dinner!

        I think his stance is “look, see, I AM tough on rule-breakers…see? SEE?!”

      • Ruckhappy says:

        Goodell is legally hamstrung on DV enforcement. Congress threatened him into an enforcement role by threatening to strip the league of antitrust protection, but that only put the NFL on the slippery slope to being stripped of its antitrust shield by the courts. Policing the private lives of players is a no-win role for any commissioner, let alone Goodell.

        Goodell is pursuing the one role in which the commissioner has an unchallenged role, namely competition equality among the teams. He’s doing it ineptly but ensuring that a multiple-offence cheating team ends up penalized for on-the-field cheating is the one right thing Goodell can do at the moment.

      • Kitten says:

        Thank you, Audrey and Lilacflowers. Again, probably the only other two people on this thread who read The Wells Report.

        @Nina-Yeah you can “feel that Tom is in the wrong and deserving of punishment” but that requires you completely ignoring the fact that NOTHING in The Wells Report or anywhere for that matter, proves that he did one thing wrong. Thank God bandwagon fallacies aren’t permitted in a court setting. On a serious note, people like you terrify me. No need to have a researched opinion based on fact, let’s just presume someone’s guilty because we don’t like him. Yikes.

        @KC7-Thanks for that. I know you don’t know me, but I assure you that I’m not such a Boston homer that I would stick my neck out for Brady if I didn’t fully believe that he’s innocent.

        “He’s jetting around in the middle of training camp with his ‘Bowl rings on the hand of a buddy’s sleazy sidepiece. What kind of message is that for his kids?”


        @Ruckhappy-LOL Brady’s kids seem extremely happy but nice try. I’m surprised you didn’t resurrect the “He cheated on Bridget” myth that used to be so popular. Again, haters finding any silly reason to hate.

      • Ruckhappy says:

        Uh huh. I can already see the look on Brady’s face when he’s not elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot due to his cheating legacy. The arrogant pout. The rage of thwarted entitlement.

        No amount of homer fan-boy denial can fix the Pats legacy. They will always be remembered as cheaters.

      • Kitten says:

        “No amount of homer fan-boy denial can fix the Pats legacy. They will always be remembered as cheaters.”

        It’ll be hard to remember that when we’re winning the next SB, but I’ll try really hard for just for you lol. In the meantime, I’ll be waiting to hear about his suspension getting vacated.

      • What says:

        “He’s jetting around in the middle of training camp with his ‘Bowl rings on the hand of a buddy’s sleazy sidepiece. What kind of message is that for his kids?”
        Are you blind, Ruckhappy? I said it before and I will say it again. It was a CHARITY EVENT. You sound jealous. It’s sad.

        Kitten: This myth IS popular. You didn’t read Nancy’s comment? LOL!

  10. Bianca says:

    Anyone notice Tom and Gisele have the same exact face? Not surprised they got together then. They are both narssacists after all

  11. Gg says:

    Haha you hate his cut. My husband went to his barber on Saturday and he told him Brady had been in the day before for a cut before the game. This is in Charlotte NC. I don’t have the heart to tell ol’ Gene his cut is getting noticed, but not the way he wants.

  12. jferber says:

    Why not say it? I hate Tom’s suit, too. When did Giselle stop dressing him?

  13. sirsnarksalot says:

    You know what I love? The fact that this couple seems happy and they keep their stuff private. They’re the Brad and Angie of sports. People love to speculate trouble and create imagined drama but they are a solid couple who love their kids and his two baby momma’s have a great relationship (photo evidence of that). People are just so jealous that they are chomping at the bit for them to get taken down a notch.

    But the evidence for this NFL crap implicating Brady just doesn’t exist….no matter how much the Patriots haters want it to be there….:P