Imagine you're a park patrol staffer in Tampa Bay. Amid the COVID-19 quarantine, the parks are closed and your main job is to ensure that there's nobody at the park. One day, you see somebody working out there and you walk up to him to ask him to leave.
And it turns out that the man you've walked up to is Tom Brady.
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That's something that apparently happened in Tampa Bay, as Mayor Jane Castor detailed in a recent press conference. Here's a look at it courtesy of WFLA News' official Twitter account.
Mayor @JaneCastor on a @TomBrady sighting in Tampa:— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) April 20, 2020
"Our parks are closed down so a lot of our park staff patrol around...and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks. She went over to tell him it was closed. And it was Tom Brady." https://t.co/fASoW4tCpu pic.twitter.com/u2Sbaczdwz
That must've been a difficult thing for the park staffer to have to do. But presumably, Brady didn't know about the ban on being in parks considering that he's only been in Tampa Bay for a short period of time since signing with the Buccaneers as a free agent.
Brady surely has no qualms about this. After all, he did release a message encouraging people to stay at home at the end of March. Perhaps he just figured he could get a chance to work out outside of his house while still social distancing to get a change of scenery.
Following the release of this story, the City of Tampa actually reached out to Brady on Twitter to let him know that they can't wait to welcome him back into the city's parks.
Sorry @TomBrady! Our @tampaparksrec team can’t wait to welcome you and our entire community back with even bigger smiles -- until then, stay safe and stay home as much as you can to help flatten the curve. https://t.co/qRhReqqdK0— City of Tampa (@CityofTampa) April 21, 2020
We'll see if Brady shows up once that ban is lifted or if it's a bit too crowded for him when that occurs.
Either way, it sounds like Brady is trying to stay in shape during the pandemic and ahead of his first season with the Buccaneers. Brady spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots who are now looking to replace him with Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer, or potentially, a 2020 draft pick.