scorecardresearch Skip to main content

Tom Brady was definitely paying attention to Patriots’ opener

Tom Brady.Jeremy Brevard/USA Today Sports/file 2016

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have started his four-game suspension, but he was still keeping an eye on his teammates, posting a cartoon after New England took a 23-21 win Sunday night over the Arizona Cardinals.

Under the NFL’s rules, Brady is not allowed to appear at the team’s facility or to have any contact with the Patriots, including the coaching staff, while he serves his Deflategate suspension.

Before the Patriots’ season-opening game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told “Today” host Matt Lauer he is certain he imposed the proper discipline in suspending Brady.

Brady is eligible to return Oct. 3.