During his two-decade tenure as the leading quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady was accustomed to stirring up attention on the football field. Yet, upon his move to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady found himself making headlines off the field as well. One incident that grabbed attention involved Brady unintentionally entering a stranger’s home, an encounter that turned out unexpectedly for both parties.
Additionally, Brady faced criticism after being asked to leave a Tampa public park during the COVID lockdown while exercising. The City of Tampa, via X (formerly Twitter), politely asked Brady to adhere to lockdown regulations, expressing eagerness to welcome him back once the restrictions were lifted.
The transition from Foxborough, Massachusetts, to Tampa, Florida, presented challenges for Brady and his family. The NFL star candidly admitted on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast that despite living luxuriously in a mansion rented from Derek Jeter, the Brady family grappled with the adjustment. Brady recounted his daughter expressing concerns about holidays like Christmas and Halloween in their new city, highlighting their struggle with the geographical shift.
In April 2020, homeowner David Kramer experienced an unforgettable encounter when Brady inadvertently entered his house. Kramer humorously pledged to recount the tale to his future great-grandchildren, cherishing “the time the G.O.A.T. came through his front door.” Recalling the moment, Kramer described being startled while sitting in his kitchen on his laptop when he noticed an unexpected visitor, Brady, entering through the front door. Brady, carrying duffel bags, greeted Kramer, believing he was at Byron Leftwich’s neighboring house.
Despite the initial shock, Kramer, a self-confessed Brady fan, found himself tongue-tied at the unexpected visit. Brady, realizing his mistake, appeared flustered, leaving Kramer surprised yet starstruck. Kramer later shared that Brady’s mishap inadvertently aided in selling his home, as the realtor capitalized on the story of Brady’s accidental visit.
Expressing no animosity towards Brady, Kramer saw humor in the situation and acknowledged the uniqueness of having the football legend unexpectedly walk into his home. He even joked about Florida’s “stand your ground” law, noting Brady’s fortunate encounter with someone who recognized him rather than reacting differently to an intruder.
Despite the initial misadventures, Brady’s Buccaneers had a successful game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a victory that pleased Kramer, who expressed his support for Brady in the upcoming games. Meanwhile, Brady, with a touch of humor, acknowledged his mishaps in a social media post, embracing the humorous side of his unintentional escapades.
However, it took the Brady family longer to acclimate to Florida. While the move promised relief from Massachusetts’ rain and snow, Brady’s daughter, Vivian, struggled with the constant heat. Tom shared during the podcast that Vivian found it difficult to eat outside due to the sweltering 85-degree weather, preferring the comfort of indoor dining.