Gisele Bundchen sat down with Charlie Rose of ABC Wednesday, and may have accidentally let slip that her husband and/or the Patriots could have broke another NFL rule season last season.
Bundchen noted that Tom Brady has had concussions, including one last season, unbenouced until now. On problem – the Patriots never cited Tom Brady for a concussion at any point during that time.
“Football … like he had a concussion last year,” Gisele said. “I mean he has concussions pretty much every [year?] … I mean, we don’t talk about. But he does have concussions.”
This could mean one of four things: Brady never disclosed he had a concussion to the medical staff, the Patriots did not follow through with league mandated concussion protocol, the protocol never showed a concussion until it was later diagnosed, or the Patriots did know, and in effort to keep their quarterback on the field, never listed him on the injury report for a concussion.
NFL concussion protocol was first implemented in 2009, adjusted in 2011 and tweaked in the last five years, including disciplinary action for teams that do not follow such rules properly.