By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Nobody is above the law in
Not even the man tasked with resurrecting the Buccaneers back to football relevancy, it would appear, as new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady was allegedly thrown out of a closed public park while trying to get in a workout.
Almost too outlandish to be true (this is Florida we're talking about), word of the 42-year-old Brady's ejection came during a Facebook Live video chat between Tampa mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman.
"You know our parks are closed down and so a lot of our parks staff, they patrol around just to make sure people aren’t doing contact sports and things and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks," Castor offered. "And she went over to tell him that it was closed and it was Tom Brady."
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Quick note: Though Mayor Castor said he was "cited" in the park, it turns out that she meant "sighted," as in he's been seen in Tampa. (Big shoutout to The Athletic's Greg Auman for fixing this one for us.)
Brady, who left New England for a fully-guaranteed contract with the Buccaneers last month, will now have to take his workouts to the backyard of the mansion he's currently renting from Derek Jeter.