Best Buddies Apologizes To Boston Globe Over Ban At Brady Event, Say Tom Brady Had Nothing To Do With It
On Friday the annual Best Buddies event took place at Harvard Stadium with their long-time endorser Tom Brady being the centerpiece for the event once again. A story that came out during the event was a photographer for the Boston Globe was refused access to the event.
It was being assumed that this was connected to the Globe publishing a piece in April where it revealed Best Buddies has given Brady’s charitable fund $3.25 million over the years. The report went on to say Brady’s fund has only received money from Best Buddies.
A day later, Best Buddies is apologizing and saying Brady had nothing to do with it.
“I’m sorry that it happened,” Nicole Maddox, a rep for Best Buddies International, told the Globe. “It’s unfortunate that it happened. Tom Brady had nothing to do with it.”
It was apparently a “misunderstanding” related to credentialing.
“It’s 100 percent not related [to the prior Globe story],” Maddox said.
There has been a lot of chatter about this throughout Boston and many have weighed in either for or against the ban of the photographer.
Barring media members usually revolves around the fact that SOME media ask questions that fit their agenda & not about the charity itself. https://t.co/gHX25pwnjG
— Kevin Youkilis (@KYouk_2036) June 3, 2017
Best Buddies statement is one you can either take them at their word, but the parallels between the Globe’s hit piece on Brady and Best Buddies and the ban is still hard to ignore. The Globe went hard at Best Buddies after the ban of their photographer with Dan Shaugnhnessy calling the move a “Nixonian” maneuver and he highly doubts there was a credential misunderstanding.
Either way, Best Buddies is a fantastic charity and what Brady has done for them is outstanding.