Brady et al v. National Football League et al
Declaration of Tom Brady in Support of 168 Memorandum in Support of Motion, filed by Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora, Mike Vrabel. (Berens, Barbara)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
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Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben : No: 0:11-cv-00639-SRN-JJG
Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von :
Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora, and
Mike Vrabel, individually, and on behalf of all : Declaration of Tom Brady
others similarly situated,
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, et al.,
Tom Brady declares under penalty of perjury, as follows:
I am a professional football player currently under contract to play
for the New England Patriots. I am submitting this declaration in support of Plaintiffs’
motion for summary judgment.
I have been a Quarterback in the NFL since 2000, when I was
drafted by the New England Patriots. I have been with the Patriots for the entirety of my
On or about September 10, 2010, I signed a contract extension with
the Patriots that extended through the 2014 NFL season. For the 2011 season, I am owed
a base salary of $5,750,000. Under my contract, I am also entitled to earn a $4,000,000
As of March 12, 2011, the NFL Defendants “locked out” the players
preventing us from pursuing our livelihood. Under this so-called “lockout,” the Patriots
have refused to honor the terms of my contract. I have been denied access to the Patriots’
facilities and am prohibited from, among other things, playing football, practicing under
the direction of Patriots’ coaches, working out under the direction of the Patriots’ strength
and conditioning staff, and consulting with the Patriots’ coaching and medical staff.
In addition, and if the “lockout” continues, the Patriots will be
prohibited by the NFL to pay me any of the monies to which I am entitled under my
I am ready, willing and able to perform my obligations under my
contract for the 2011 season but have been denied the opportunity to do so.
I have been injured as a result of the NFL Defendants’ refusal to
honor the terms of my contract. The NFL Defendants’ “lockout” deprives me of the
ability to practice or prepare in a customary fashion for the 2011 NFL season and
threatens to deprive me of an entire year of working at my profession; a year that cannot
Dated: July 15, 2011
/s Tom Brady
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