CORONAVIRUS

Tom Brady Kicked Out Of Tampa Park Closed For Coronavirus Pandemic

The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was admonished by the city to "stay safe and stay home."

“Closed” means closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Even for Tom Brady.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ new quarterback was working out in a Tampa public park closed because of the pandemic when a city staffer saw him and asked the superstar to leave, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said Monday.

“Parks are closed down and so a lot of our parks staff, they patrol around just to make sure people aren’t doing contact sports and things and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks,” Castor told Rick Kriseman, the mayor of neighboring St. Petersburg, on Facebook Live, per the video below. “And she went over to tell him that it was closed and it was Tom Brady.” 

“Oh my goodness,” Kriseman replied.

“He has been sighted,” Castor said.

Some outlets assumed the mayor meant “cited,” but the city confirmed with HuffPost that Castor said “sighted.” Brady was warned, but wasn’t given a ticket or fined. 

A tweet from the city of Tampa asked the quarterback to “stay safe and stay home as much as you can to help flatten the curve.”

So, isn’t there enough room in the 30,000 square-foot mansion Brady is renting from Derek Jeter to work out?

Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champ, left the New England Patriots after 20 seasons to sign with the Buccaneers last month.

But for now, with pro sports on hold and much of the nation under stay-home orders, he’s just a park trespasser like fellow celebs Andie MacDowell and her actor daughters, Margaret and Rainey Qualley.

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