Now, as part of the ongoing appeal process, many of Brady's texts and emails have been released to the public, and after reading some choice excerpts, you may have a better understanding of why the legendary QB chose to destroy his phone.
On Peyton Manning: “I’ve got another 7 or 8 years. He has 2. That’s the final chapter.”
To a Tom Ford Exec: "I was wondering if there was anything new to show me or any updates on the polos with the rugby fabric. Also, do you have any black sneakers in the high top in my size or any suit fabrics?”
On the Color of His Pool Cover: “What kind of morons don’t have a white cover? Can we check with another company? These f--king idiots, why don’t we have that same cover for the year-round cover?”
On the Haters: "He's a Patriot hater! They all are!...We are the Patriots everything is a big deal."
Obviously, none of this offers much information regarding Brady's role in the use of deflated footballs in last season's AFC Conference Championship game - but it's pretty damn amusing.
The emails also reveal that not only does Brady maintain a civil relationship with his ex and baby mama Bridget Moynahan, but his wife Gisele Bundchen is practically BFFs with Bridget.
The two even exchanged emails offering each other a happy Halloween!
This has been your glimpse into the weird world of Tom Brady. Here's hoping he doesn't actually try to play pro football until he's 45 years old.
That just seems like a bad idea.