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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Tom Brady is no stranger to controversy.
via: ShutterstockBut 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.
He went on to make history.
via: ShutterstockWith 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.
Yet, despite his success, he became wrapped up in a scandal.
via: GettyRemember "deflategate?" 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.
An investigation was opened.
via: GettyAhead 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.
Brady was suspended by the NFL in May 2015.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.
Though his latest scandal doesn't involve his football career...
As well as being one of the world's most famous NFL players, Brady is also a devoted father.
He's a big family man.
Though his daughter, Vivian, seems to hold a special place in his heart.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."
Vivian loves to get involved in her dad's sport.
But his latest scandal involves his beloved daughter.
He has been heavily criticized.
via: InstagramThe 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.
They were preparing to jump into the water.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."
The little girl seemed nervous.And she remained clutching onto her dad's hand as they counted down from 3, ready to leap from the edge.
But, as Brady jumped, Vivian hesitated...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!"
You can watch the video here.
The video was met with a lot of anger.
via: InstagramMainly 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.