Report: Tom Brady’s guru accused of making false claims

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers a question during a news conference prior an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Tom Brady credits his peak physical conditioning to his personal guru, whom Boston Magazine labels a “glorified snake-oil salesman.”

Tom Brady’s personal guru and business partner Alex Guerrero has been accused by the Federal Trade Commission of impersonating a doctor and making unsubstantiated claims that his products cure concussions and cancer, according to a report Friday in Boston Magazine.

Guerrero has been the subject of profiles in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times, which referred to him as Brady’s “spiritual guide, counselor, pal, nutrition adviser, trainer, massage therapist and family member.” Guerrero also is godfather to Brady’s son, Ben.

Guerrero’s questionable past is revealed in depth in the article, which details what the magazine calls “his extraordinary claims,” some of which it calls “modern-day snake oil.”