“Money is being spilled all over the place,” Le Batard slams Tom Brady after his mammoth $375m deal with Fox Sports
Tom Brady has signed a whopping $375 million deal with Fox Sports earlier this week. The legendary quarterback has pledged his allegiance to the broadcasting channel for 10 years after he retires from the NFL.
However, this has come as a surprise move for almost everyone, who is involved with the NFL in some sort of capacity. It is because of the fact that Brady can be a seven time Super Bowl winning player, but he hasn’t done anything as a broadcaster to earn that sort of money.
Dan Le Batard felt Tom Brady hiked up his contract fee with Fox Sports
A number of broadcasters who have worked in the field for years are yet to earn that amount of money, and Dan Le Batard is certainly one of them. The former ESPN NFL analyst, ripped apart Tom Brady for his role in signing the contract with the channel.
“I want the audience to understand how absurd it is for anyone to get $375 million for something that no one has any proof. Tom Brady isn’t fun or interesting in front of a microphone. They just gave $375 million to somebody who’s never said anything interesting,” the former ESPN personality marveled on Wednesday’s episode of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
“It’s not like Tom Brady’s agent just went to one person with this. He got it up to $375 million, because money is being spilled all over the place with people in broadcasting fighting over all the white legends.”
“All of it, I thought, was sort of a seismic shaking of the money doesn’t matter around here. It’s not even about worth, it’s just get your name out in front of people because of ego, pedigree, framing, accent and how the NFL wants to be represented,” explained Le Batard.
“Tom Brady has cosigned on, I will go every Sunday and I will lend all of my aura to this big giant thing that has become religion in this country.”