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Boston Herald Apologizes For Fake Story About Tom Brady

10 February 2018

The Boston Herald has apologized for posting an "erroneous report" about Tom Brady's contract status with the New England Patriots.

Borges had reported that Brady was pressuring his team to pay him as much money as his former protégé Jimmy Garoppolo is being paid in San Francisco (which, we've learned, is more than Brady), and was threatening not to take part in offseason practices.

"The dominoes are about to continue their Foxboro free fall".

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This isn't the first time Borges has gotten into hot water over his writing.

The suspension stemmed from Borges's habit of essentially copying and pasting other reporters' work for his Sunday column.

Earlier Thursday, San Francisco made Garoppolo the highest-paid player on a per-year basis in National Football League history by signing him to a five-year, $137.5 million deal that includes $74 million in guarantees. Curran's source said Borges' report is "off the reservation".

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WEEI caller "Nick in Boston" said on the air this morning that he saw Borges' phone number on Twitter and texted him with a message claiming to be Don Yee, the agent for both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Nick is probably not as surprised as Borges and his editors are. The column and its misled reporting were plastered all over the front and back pages of the Friday edition of the paper. It's no longer available online.

Borges's report was partly based on a text conversation he had with a person pretending to be Don Yee, Brady's agent.

The Boston Herald has pulled Borges' column off its website and says it is investigating the matter.

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Boston Herald Apologizes For Fake Story About Tom Brady