Chris Bassitt has thoughts on premature Tom Brady retirement news

Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) waits in the tunnel before playing the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) waits in the tunnel before playing the Los Angeles Rams during a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Major news appeared to have broken on Saturday afternoon. There were reports that Tom Brady had decided to retire, ending a career that is already considered the greatest in NFL history. Despite his age, this news sent shockwaves around the sports universe as it seemed as though Brady would play forever.

It did not take long for Brady himself to dispute that report. While he has not made up his mind about his future, he has not decided to retire just yet. That news also sent shockwaves around the sporting world, with quite a few opinions about that premature report. Oakland A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt was amongst those who had some strong thoughts about that “news.”

Chris Bassitt has thoughts about premature Tom Brady retirement news

Brady’s retirement will be major news when it happens. The last active draft pick for the Montreal Expos retiring will generate headlines and be a worldwide story. It is understandable that insiders would want to be the first to break that news.

But it might be worth checking with Brady before that happens. As Bassitt noted, it is their job. The fact that these are noted insiders, people who actually have access to these players and front offices, and not some spoof account, makes it that much worse.

Chances are, Bassitt is not the only one to feel that way. The fact that something that would be such a major news story was so horribly botched is going to generate a major reaction amongst fans. Bassitt likely speaks for a large segment of the fanbase when he stated that reporting something such as that without confirming is worthy of losing one’s job.

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It turns out that Tom Brady has not retired after all. Oakland A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt is not the only one who thinks those reports should lead to termination.

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