Gisele Interview Leads to Brady Concussion 'Cover-Up' Rumors

Patriot quarterback's wife said he's had many concussions, even one last year
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2017 9:59 AM CDT
Tom Brady Had Unreported Concussions, Says Gisele
Gisele Bundchen, left, and Tom Brady at the 2017 Met Gala in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Gisele Bundchen says her husband, NFL quarterback Tom Brady, has a history of concussions and even suffered one last year, though such an injury was never reported by the New England Patriots. While appearing on CBS This Morning to discuss climate change, Bundchen touched on Brady's plant-based diet before bringing up her concerns about his overall health. "He had a concussion last year. I mean, he has concussions pretty much every—I mean, we don't talk about [it], but he does have concussions," she said. "I don't really think it's a healthy thing for your body to go through ... that kind of aggression, like, all the time," she added.

Brady didn't miss a single game due to injury last season and hasn't been listed as having a concussion or a head injury at any point in his career, report the Bleacher Report and ESPN, leading the New York Post to ask, "Did Gisele just reveal a Tom Brady concussion cover-up?" A player diagnosed with a concussion must abide by the NFL's concussion protocol, which notes a player can only return to action if he has been cleared by his doctor, per TMZ. Teams have previously faced penalties for not disclosing injuries, per CBS Sports. However, it isn't clear if the NFL would consider Bundchen's comments as evidence of a violation. (More Tom Brady stories.)

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