Tom Brady Cannot Endorse Sketchy Health Products And Then Claim His Health Isn’t “Anybody’s Business”
Patriots QB Tom Brady came out last week and declared that his concussion history isn’t “anybody’s business”.
I don’t want to get into things that happened in my past, certain medical history and so forth. I really don’t think that’s anybody’s business, you know, what happened last year and I’m focused on this year and improving and working on things I need to get better at.
But Tom, it is somebodies business. Not mine, but the leagues business and the fans who buy your health products.
Of course, the NFL hasn’t been open to talking about CTE and have even gone as far as sweeping it under the rug. But for the future hall of fame QB to come out and make a statement like that, it is simply out of touch.
This is the player who tried to sell us “seatbelts for our brain”. Yes, that is real.
It was a product called Neuro-Safe (No longer in existence). A product Brady endorsed that claimed to be an anti-concussion powder. Brady endorsed products like this when his wife goes on National TV and says he has had concussions.
“He had a concussion last year. I mean, he has concussions pretty much every — I mean, we don’t talk about them. But he has concussions,” she said on CBS on Wednesday morning.
Russell Wilson isn't the only one, Tom Brady sponsored an anti-concussion powder called "Neurosafe" pic.twitter.com/lzlSHlEcek
— Jack Moore (@jh_moore) August 26, 2015
The QB’s sketchy endorsement history is nothing new, in the offseason, he joined snake oil salesman Tony Robbins trying to sell Bostonians on their “self-help” services.
Now while Brady’s concussions and long-term implications aren’t my business and certainly not Bob Ley’s of Outside the Lines. They are the business of the NFL who is always suspicious of the line crossing New England Patriots and consumers of his health products.
— E:60 (@E60) August 6, 2017
NeuroSafe makes me feel comfortable that if I get a concusion[sic] I can recover faster and more fully. There is no other solution on the market today that can do what NeuroSafe does. It’s that extra level of protection that gives me comfort when I’m out on the field
I am not in the camp that Tom Brady should take a stand to set an example and help educate the public on concussions in football. No one really wants that, not the NFL, the team, or the players.
But on one hand, when a player like Brady is selling anti-concussion power and then suffering concussions on the other, it might start to be the business of a consumer who was tricked into buying the product.
Now Tom Brady’s comments at training camp feel like a misstep, an ill-advised comment I doubt he really meant. But to say it isn’t “anybody’s business” is a falsity. His anti-concussion endorsement is no longer a real product, but the Patriots QB endorses a number of other health products and pushes the TB12 method down our throats. If you want to claim you are “pliable” and sell the public health products, then your health is indeed their business.
His anti-concussion endorsement is no longer a real product, but the Patriots QB endorses a number of other health products and pushes the TB12 method down our throats. If you want to claim you are “pliable” and sell the public health products, then your health is indeed their business.