The NFL has been coming down hard on its athletes involved in off-field altercations under the Roger Goodell regime, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in the clear after an apparent shooting incident involving his bodyguards in April.
Two photographers, Yuri Cortez and Rolando Aviles, are seeking $1 million in damages claiming that Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen's bodyguards fired shots at them as they took photos of the couple's Costa Rican wedding.
Although the league has been strict about its personal conduct policy, Brady appears to be in the clear despite weapons charges being filed against he and his party.
"The personal conduct policy is aimed at the personal criminal conduct of NFL personnel, not civil matters involving the conduct of someone's security people," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told FoxSports.com on Thursday morning via e-mail.
Cortez and Aviles filed the suit Tuesday in a New York City court.
"Bodyguards are not supposed to be pulling out guns and firing at photographers," Aviles and Cortez's attorney John Paul Gleason told People magazine. "It just shows terrible lack of training and supervision."
The Patriots quarterback declined comment Wednesday but in May, he told Sports Illustrated that the suit is "absolute total b.s." adding, "we found two guys on our property and told them to get out. Our security guys didn't even have guns. There were no shots fired."