Report: Tom Brady’s Swearing On Sideline Draws Complaints To FCC


Dec 16, 2014

Some people are taking Tom Brady’s words to heart.

The New England Patriots quarterback recently has been caught by TV cameras swearing up a storm on the sidelines. Most notably, Brady’s tantrum in a recent game against the Green Bay Packers drew complaints after the quarterback repeatedly launched F-bombs for all viewers to see.

Brady was asked about his in-game swearing, and he explained that NFL players aren’t “choirboys,” adding viewers should “blame CBS and NBC for putting it on TV.”

Well, a few people have — three people, to be exact.

The Smoking Gun reported Tuesday that there have been three instances of viewers complaining to the FCC, unhappy that networks have shown video of Brady swearing during telecasts. The videos have been muted, so viewers can’t hear what Brady is saying, but even novice lip readers can make out the unpleasant words.

“My 8-year-old grandson was watching the game with me and even commented that he should not have said that,” a grandparent complained to the FCC, according to The Smoking Gun. “I understand the first time it happened that the camera man would not have expected that, but to keep the camera on Tom Brady as he kept yelling was uncalled for.”

Another complainer added:

“They clearly knew he was saying it and so did my 10-year-old son. … It was almost as if the announcers got away with it, because they didn’t actually say it. Very unprofessional.”

There’s no word as to whether the FCC will do anything about the complaints. Chances are, they probably won’t, because all but those three people can agree that just about everyone has better things to do with their time.

Thumbnail photo via Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports Images

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