Barely prolonging his career, Tom Brady lost his marriage but also some of his brilliance
American football superstar Tom Brady announced his second retirement from the sport on Wednesday morning.
"I'm permanently retiring," the seven-time Super Bowl and three-time NFL champion tweeted.
Along with the news, he also shared a series of photos from his long sports career on his Instagram Story, including some special family memories, a photo of ex-wife Gisele Bündchen walking with daughter Vivian Lake and two sons Benjamin Rein and John Edward whom Brady shares with ex-wife Bridget Moynahan.
But this is not the first time he has announced his retirement from America's most beloved sport. Brady initially announced he would retire from the NFL on February 1, 2022, but later reiterated his desire to play at least one more year.
It was precisely this comeback last year which seems to have cost him a divorce from his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, but not only.
A year's delay in retirement from the world of American football also lost him the luster he had as family problems affected his level of play this season in the NFL, having a losing season for the first time in his career 23 year.
Brady was not in the best physical shape possible, frequently missing workouts for various reasons, until eventually he and Gisele announced that they had just finalized their divorce.
Tom Brady appeared in 10 Super Bowls, won six titles with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also made history as the only player to be named Super Bowl MVP five times.