The New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, came under serious fire after he uploaded a video of him seemingly “dragging” his young daughter off a cliff.
Though his daughter was uninjured, the sports star was still heavily criticized, and some have even called for the NFL to get involved.
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But come on… what football player isn’t?
Brady first rose to stardom after being drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft.
With a historic Super Bowl win of thirty-four to twenty-eight against the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to take home 5 Super Bowl rings.
Well, if you don’t, “deflategate” is the term that was loosely used to describe the NFL’s investigation into the New England Patriots – and, in particular, Brady – for their alleged tampering with the football inflation levels.
Ahead of their 2014-15 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots were accused of under-inflating the footballs, and one of the longest and most contentious legal battles in NFL history commenced.
In a Facebook post, Brady announced that he would not be continuing with the legal proceeds, and would ultimately be accepting his suspension.
The quarterback went on to sit out the first 4 games of the 2016-17 regular season. However, he came back in true form at the end of the season, as he and the Patriots won another Super Bowl.
Brady has behaved himself in the world of football since deflategate.
When people aren’t watching the quarterback out on the field, they’re following his family-life updates on Instagram.
Tom has 3 children. His eldest is Jack, aged eleven, whose mom is Bridget Moynahan, and then there are Benjamin, 9, and Vivian, 6, whose moms are Brady’s current wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Brady regularly posts updates of him and his family, who regularly comes down to support him during his games.
Despite being one of the fiercest competitors in the NFL, Brady has admitted that Vivian completely owns him. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Brady admitted that his little girl “owns his life.”
“I cannot say no to anything,” Brady explained. “Whatever she tells her dad to do, that’s what I do. That’s just the way it goes.”
Brady’s Instagram feed is filled with pictures of his daughter cheering him on at his matches, and, sometimes, even taking part in the game herself.
Always keen to get involved in sporting activities with her dad, Vivian was pictured this week joining him in adventurously jumping from a cliff-edge.
The video, which was filmed while on a family vacation in Costa Rica, shows Brady and Vivian stood on the edge of a small cliff edge, overlooking a waterfall pool.
Brady can be heard asking Vivian whether she’s ready to take the leap off the small ledge into a waterfall pool below; she quietly responds with a nod and a “yes.”
And she remained clutching onto her dad’s hand as they counted down from 3, ready to leap from the edge.
Causing the footballer to roughly drag her down into the pool with him.
Brady saw the funny side of her fall, captioning the video: “If Vivi is going to be an Olympic champion one day, it probably won’t be in synchronized diving. Daddy always gives her a 10 though!”
The pair land safely in the water as a woman, who is still stood on the cliff ledge, screams and puts her hands over her mouth exclaiming, “My God!”
Mainly for the fact that it looked like Brady had forced his daughter from the cliff, causing her to land heavily and clumsily into the water.
Yep, even Dwayne Johnson, who is perhaps one of the most adventurous and athletic guys out there, criticized the video, saying that watching it “gave him anxiety.”
And that he should face the consequences.
With one social media user writing:
“Bad parenting? His daughter almost broke her arm. NFL should consider punishment.”
A bit dramatic if you ask me…
A lot of social media users were quick to praise the footballer, saying that he is an “All-American Dad” by taking his daughter on such great adventures.
To be fair, this guy kind of has a point.
Tom was pictured kissing his son on the lips last year, and it caused a lot of controversy…