Tom Brady won’t be hitting a hole-in-one. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback planned to hit the green with Head Coach Bruce Arians. But thanks to the NFL, the duo just couldn’t swing it.
Both Tom Brady and Arians planned a multi-day golf outing during Tampa Bay’s bye week. Instead of tossing the pigskin, they were going to work on their backswing. The two planned the outing as a bonding exercise. This is Brady’s first season with the team. Brady, of course, made a career and name for himself with the New England Patriots. Brady and Arians haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye since he joined the Buccaneers.
But unfortunately, the two never made it to the course. According to Yahoo News, the NFL prohibited the two from playing golf together due to COVID-19 regulations
NFL Prevents Tom Brady From Playing Golf Due to COVID-19 Regulations
According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, players and team members are prohibited from meeting each other outside of their team’s facilities. The League announced all teams would continue under this mandate until the end of the season.
This wasn’t the first time Tom Brady disregarded NFL regulations. Previously, he worked out in a public park earlier this year. Instead, Brady spent this week reviewing film to hone his football game further.
But another quarterback besides Tom Brady called the League out on their procedures. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers criticized the NFL for what he saw as ineffective regulations.
“You can go down to practice and hit each other and be in close contact — but you have to have plexiglass in between you and the guy next to you in the locker room?” Rodgers said at the time. “You can dap up a guy after the game, but you can’t eat at the same lunch table as a teammate? You can go down to practice and hit each other and be in close contact, but you have to have plexiglass in between you and the guy next to you in the locker room?”