Herald columnist's scoop on Tom Brady turns out to be a hoax

Feb 10, 2018, 06:01
Herald columnist's scoop on Tom Brady turns out to be a hoax

On Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers brought the league to its knees after they made Jimmy Garoppolo the highest paid player in the entire league by signing him to a new five-year contract worth a reported $137.5 million.

Sando had posted his piece to an online notes-sharing network used by Borges and other sports reporters nationwide.

A column by Ron Borges in today's Herald regarding Patriot Tom Brady's salary discussions was based on information which proved to be false.

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This isn't the first time Borges has gotten into hot water over his writing.

The Globe suspended Borges March 5 for lifting numerous passages from a February 25 article written by Mike Sando of The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. for one of his Sunday Globe "Football notes" columns. Sports Boston's Tom Curran called the report "off the reservation" and it appears his initial assessment was spot on. The column and its misled reporting were plastered all over the front and back pages of the Friday edition of the paper.

The Boston Herald has taken down a report claiming Tom Brady would hold out if he didn't get a raise as the newspaper investigates whether the story's author was catfished.

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The caller claimed he sent a text message to Borges claiming to be Brady and Garoppolo's agent, Don Yee, Nick in Boston said on the show that it was relatively easy to get this message over to Borges.

In March 2007, Borges was suspended by The Boston Globe after plagiarizing parts of a column.

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