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K&C: Herald story on Tom Brady holdout product of hoax

Rob Bradford
February 09, 2018 - 8:23 am

It looks like Tom Brady will be attending the OTAs after all.

The Kirk & Callahan show uncovered that the Boston Herald's story "Tom Brady wants to get paid like Jimmy G, or he’ll skip OTAs" was a product of a hoax.

Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and Mike Mutnansky revealed Friday morning that a texter "Nick in Boston" was pretending to be Tom Brady's agent Don Yee when texting Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges. The texts informed Borges that Brady was intent on sitting out the Patriots' preseason workouts unless he was compensated like his former backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, who agreed to the largest deal in NFL history (5 years, $137.5 million) Thursday.

The story was immediately refuted by such outlets as NBC Sports Boston and NESN late Thursday night. And then, during their show, Kirk & Callahan offered more evidence that the report was based off incorrect information:

The Boston Herald has removed Borges' story from their website. The story led the back page of the print edition of the newspaper.

To listen to all the particulars - including a call from "Nick in Boston" -  click here.



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