Andrew Marchand of the New York Post has clarified a previous report he had about Tom Brady potentially looking to leave FOX.
Citing sources, Marchand reported earlier this week that some at FOX are unsure if Brady will actually call NFL games for the network in 2024. Brady agreed to a 10-year deal worth $375 million with FOX, but it has already been announced that he will not begin his broadcasting career this year.
On Instagram, Brady commented on the headlines with a simple two-word response that read, “FakeNews.”
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On Friday, Marchand cited a tweet from Dov Kleiman (which you can see below) and explained that his report on Brady was misunderstood. Here’s what Marchand wrote at the Post:
“The old saying was a lie is halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on. With social media, changing what someone said slightly can begin in Israel and lap around the world a couple of times and eventually the GOAT is commenting on it.
My plan was just to ignore it, even after sites, like Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated, picked it up. At The Post, we didn’t even write a story, because there is no story at this point. (As for this column, my editor and I decided it was best to address the situation after Brady commented.)
My view on these things: I don’t work for these other sites so it is not my job to police them. While we at The Post would never put a headline to get you to read (wink, wink), Kleiman misrepresented what I said just slightly enough to make it go crazy..
When it started to gain steam on Thursday, I declined to go on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio because, as I wrote to the producer there, “I’m going to pass on this one because this isn’t really a story. I know it has gotten pick-up, but it is because the aggregation machine got a hold of it. Appreciate you thinking of me.”
I say the same to all the aggregators. Appreciate you thinking of me, but Brady is right – at least for now – this one is “Fake News.”
Assuming Brady does indeed go to FOX, he’s slated to join the network’s No. 1 broadcast team of sideline reporter Erin Andrews and play-by-play voice Kevin Burkhardt. Right now, ex-NFL tight end Greg Olsen serves as the lead analyst on the top team.
Brady announced his retirement from football for the first time on Feb. 1 of last year. 40 days later, however, the seven-time Super Bowl champion and three-time league MVP announced that he was coming back for a 23rd year.
Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a prime Super Bowl favorite entering the season, but they fell well below expectations and barely won the NFC South with a record of 8-9. Tampa was eliminated by the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, and Brady announced his retirement for a second time on Feb. 1.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.