Patriots reportedly ban Tom Brady's trainer from sideline, team plane

by Wade Massey December 21, 2017, 0:05
Patriots reportedly ban Tom Brady's trainer from sideline, team plane

Brady reportedly talked coach Bill Belichick into allowing Guerrero - whose methods are often at odds with the methods of the Patriots' official training staff, according to the report - to have an office near the team's locker room.

In 2015, the Globe reported that Patriots medical and training staff had lodged complaints about Guerrero's expanding role with the team. The duo's relationship has since prospered personally and professionally, although Brady declined to comment on reported tension between his friend and head coach. It was rumored that there is a rift between Belichick and Guerrero, who no longer travels with the team after being a familiar sight on the Patriots' sidelines in their previous games. He was banned from boarding Patriots jets, his sideline access was revoked, and the only person he is allowed to treat now in his Gillette Stadium office is Brady. A Boston Magazine article in 2015 revealed that before entering into business with Brady, Guerrero was twice sued for fraud after the Federal Trade Commission sued him for making false claims about a nutritional supplement called Supreme Greens. The real question moving forward is how Guerrero's absence may impact Brady as he continues to defy the odds at 40 years old and seemingly on his way to another NFL MVP as well as potentially a sixth Super Bowl title.

There's no telling what was the tipping point for Belichick, especially after previously saying he couldn't get rid of him because Brady liked him.

In an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said he's aware of circulating rumors about a feud between Belichick and Guerrero. Since then, the Globe reports, many of Brady's teammates trained with Guerrero, with the bill going to the Patriots.

Guerrero's relationship with the Patriots has been, and still is, relatively unusual by National Football League standards. The state of MA also looked into whether he was doing physical therapy without a license, but Guerrero was cleared.

"Alex has been a huge, huge reason why I'm still playing", Brady said.

Brady was asked Monday about a potential rift between his coach and his trainer on WEEI. Players now have to walk a short distance off-site to the nearby TB12 center if they want to see him.

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