By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Tom Brady is getting attention for his cameo in the new Netflix show "Living With Yourself", because he appears to joke about Robert Kraft's legal trouble involving his alleged visits to a Florida day spa that got him charged with soliciting a prostitute.
But it's possible it's simply the most hilarious coincidence of all time.
You can watch the clip of Brady's cameo below, via the Sports Hub's own Jim Murray. Leading man Paul Rudd's character pulls up apprehensively to the "Top Happy Spa", then Brady walks out looking refreshed. As Brady gets in his car, he says to Rudd, "First time?" Rudd says yes and asks if it's Brady's first time, and he shakes his head and goes "Six."
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 19, 2019
Within the context of the show, the "Top Happy Spa" is not the kind you're thinking. It turns out to be the site of a cloning procedure for Rudd's character, who later finds his doppelgänger living at his house. So Brady's cameo is what you'd probably expect, inconsequential to the rest of the show.
It appears on the surface to be an obvious jab at Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who got pulled over after visiting the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Fla., where he allegedly paid women for sexual favors. According to creator Timothy Greenberg in an interview with Refinery29, the show was first written years before Kraft's legal problems came to light in Feb. 2019 and Brady's cameo was originally meant as a joke about his impeccable genes.
Then, the Kraft story happened. But Brady agreed to shoot the cameo anyway, complete with changing "Five" to "Six" after winning another Super Bowl.
A source tells Mike Florio that Brady "didn’t realize that the scene would be a direct or indirect reference to the ongoing legal entanglements of Patriots owner Robert Kraft." It's entirely possible that he didn't know the actual name of the fictional spa in the show. It's not like a whole lot went into shooting his cameo, either way.
So even if Brady is making a dig at Kraft, it's possible the two are just laughing about the whole thing behind the scenes. Calling it an "obvious shot" at Kraft or anything like that would be a stretch. And if he isn't jabbing the Patriots owner, this is just an incredible coincidence. There's enough evidence to suggest that it is, but that won't stop the speculation from rolling along.
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