Boston-Area Woman Defends Tom Brady in Obituary
This die-hard Patriots fan was willing to defend her favorite player until her dying day -- literally.
New England's Patricia M. Shong, 72, a resident of Auburn, Massachusetts, used her own obituary as a format to defend the Super Bowl champion quarterback against his alleged involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.
The scandal launched when league investigator Ted Wells discovered that Brady's New England Patriots had used slightly deflated balls in the AFC championship battle last season, which ultimately led to the team's Super Bowl win against the Seattle Seahawks.
Brady was deemed "at least generally aware" of the breach of conduct and received a four-game suspension. The Patriots were fined $1 million and lost two 2015 draft picks.
In her obituary, Shong, who passed away peacefully on Monday (May 25), is remembered for her love of family time, scrapbooking, and playing cards. The obit further states:
She would also like us to set the record straight for her. Brady is innocent!!