Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after fumbling the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Man Posing as Tom Brady’s Agent Allegedly Fooled the Boston Herald

A story about a potential Tom Brady hold-out has been taken down.

A man pretending to be Tom Brady’s agent may have catfished the Boston Herald, according to Sports Illustrated. The Herald has taken down the story, which reported that Brady would hold out next season unless the Patriots match his annual salary with the one doled out to his former backup Jimmy Garoppolo by the 49ers. Ron Borges, the Herald reporter who wrote the story, said he had a text exchange with a man he thought was Don Yee, Brady’s agent. The Herald’s sports editor, Sam Leahy, said “we’re looking into it,” when asked for comment by Pro Football Talk.

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