We’ve got an arrest for a break-in at Tom Brady’s Brookline, Mass home, Patriots fans.
The New England Patriots are surging while the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers have flat-lined. Yes, we’re living out every Pats fan’s preseason dream.
Unfortunately, in the wake of the fantasy-fulfilling celebration on Sunday, we were also hit with a healthy dose of reality.
A break-in occurred at Brady’s Brookline home this weekend, which he maintained as a member of the Pats and still owns with his wife Gisele Bündchen, despite their relocation, and a male suspect was arrested early Monday.
The house was, ironically, officially put on the market this past week.
The timing is suspicious, to say the least — the house lies publicly dormant for months while the star QB plays in Tampa, and a break-in occurs the very same week that it once again becomes available? Huh.
We’ve also spent the weekend reckoning with the news that Brady’s TB12 company received over $960,000 in PPP loans from the government, intended to keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic.
Brady and Bündchen originally listed the home back in 2019, but didn’t find a buyer and then pulled it from the market when the pandemic hit and depressed real estate prices across the country. Their current plans are to reportedly sell the home privately off market.
As of now, we know nothing other than the fact that an arrest has been made. We don’t know who called the police, or whether they were alerted by a security system. We don’t know how the information of the break in was communicated. Hopefully, we’ll learn more when the formal charge for the current suspect drops later in the afternoon on Monday.
This serves as an unfortunate coda to Brady’s time in New England, and we hope there was nothing malicious and motivated by fandom involved here.
Luckily for all parties involved, the Brady family could not be farther away from the proceedings, and those responsible will be brought to justice soon.