Wednesday’s Mashup: Tom Brady celebrates TB12 Boston grand opening with Zdeno Chara, Charlie Coyle

Lucy Burdge
September 18, 2019 - 7:11 am
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
Giants at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Tom Brady celebrated the grand opening of the TB12 Performance and Recovery Center in Boston’s Back Bay on Tuesday with a star-studded red carpet event. 

Those in attendance included Bruins stars Zdeno Chara and Charlie Coyle, Alex Guerrero and Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen. 

The gym opens next Wednesday morning and will offer one-on-one training sessions for $230 and group classes for $30.

Brady opened his first location in Foxboro in 2013.

-- Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested in Pittsburgh on Tuesday on multiple felony charges in both Pennsylvania and Florida, including statutory sexual assault charge. 

He was initially charged with "computer pornography/soliciting a child" and "providing obscene material to minors" by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The FDLE issued a statement saying its investigation into Vazquez began in August after obtaining information that he reportedly had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Lee County, Florida. The girl, now 15, allegedly was continuing to have a relationship with Vazquez by text messages and received a video from him in July showing him performing a sex act, according to the police statement.

The girl's mother found texts, photographs and video sent by Vazquez to her daughter, according to the police affidavit. On July 23, the mother "sent a text message, to include a screenshot of the photographs" to Vazquez to inform him that her daughter was a minor.

The MLB has put Vazquez on administrative leave. 

Pirates president Frank Coonelly released a statement, saying, "Today we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vazquez and his subsequent arrest. We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously. We have informed the Commissioner's Office of the investigation and arrest. The Commissioner's Office will immediately place Felipe Vazquez on Administrative Leave (and, as a result, Restricted List) pursuant to the Joint MLB/MLBPA Policy. We need to be respectful to all involved and the ongoing legal proceeding. As a result, the organization, our staff and players cannot comment any further at this time."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I have no clue. I have no clue. It’s more based on being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” -- David Ortiz, on if he has any idea why he was shot 

 

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