What’s Tom Brady Gonna Do for a Month?
Tom Brady will sit out the first four games of the NFL season, serving a suspension because of his role in what has become known as "Deflategate."
The NFL has posted a pretty comprehensive list of rules for what New England Patriots quarterback can and cannot do during his four game suspension to begin the season. For example - he cannot speak at a team press conference - or hold his own during the four weeks. His locker has to be completely empty the week before the first game. And he cannot sit in the team luxury box during the four games.
So what can Tom Brady do?
- He can wear a fake moustache, sneak into the upper deck...and hopefully get on 'Kiss-Cam' with Gisele.
- He can fly over the stadium suspended from a helicopter with Bear Grylls. (Actually - they don't want him to do this...but apparently it's one the league missed.)
- He can browse through some style magazines to plan his NEXT haircut.
- He can hang out at the local sporting goods store, checking the inflation on the footballs.
Ok....not really, but one thing that Brady WILL be doing is heading back to the Big House in Ann Arbor in a few weeks. Brady will return to his alma mater to be Michigan's honorary captain Sept. 17 when it hosts Colorado. Michigan fans know that the Patriots drafted Brady out of Michigan in the sixth round in 2000 after he shared time as a senior with Drew Henson.
Brady joins Michael Jordan, who will be the captain this weekend against Hawaii, and Rich Eisen, an NFL Network personality, who will be the captain for the second game, against Central Florida on Sept. 10.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron, whom Harbaugh met in Atlanta this summer and invited to a game, will be the captain for the Illinois game.