Interesting how quickly things change. Tom Brady, megasuperstar witness on the stand Friday in the Charlie Weis gastric bypass trial of the century, now finds himself a bit on the hot seat. Or at least wearing the daddy-pants.
Not to be haughty about Brady's 'predicament'. Not to enjoy his situation. However, isn't it ironic that Weis used Brady's star power to seduce the jury into sympathy for his plight. Brady, representing honesty, and integrity, and responsible leadership, was to influence the jury with testimony on Weis' stupor and coma; on how Weis fought through the sequlae of 'botched' surgery to continue working, then sign a multimillion dollar contract with the Fighting Irish.
Forty eight hours later Brady looks a little less responsible, and a little less a megasuperstar. He looks, well frankly, human.
The pregnancy announcement of Brady's former squeeze Bridget Moyahan is not surprising, given the environment surrounding the professional athlete. However, Brady now is classified with athletes like Matt Leinart, Brian Erlacher, and others whose dalliances resulted in parenthood with a woman, without current
Does the news tarnish Brady's supermegastar expert witness gig? Possibly. I suspect for the females, he has gone down a notch or two on the hit chart of tall, charming, athletic, handsome, expert witnesses.
As Charles Barkley says, don't look toward pro athletes for moral rectitude; not in steroid policy, responsible parenthood, or as expert character witness.