Tom Brady was kicked out of a Tampa park closed due to the coronavirus

Cue Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys.”

click to enlarge Tom Brady was kicked out of a Tampa park closed due to the coronavirus
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The GOAT’s been doing his part to help battle the coronavirus in Tampa Bay, but donating 750,000 meals and selling his time in the All In Challenge apparently isn’t enough.

During a public Facebook Live call with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said that new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady—who’s currently renting Derek Jeter’s gigantic Davis Island mansion—was asked to leave a public park where he was working out.

"Our parks are closed down; and so a lot of our parks staff, they patrol around just to make sure that people aren't doing contact sports and things like that, and saw an individual working out in one of our downtown parks," Castor said in the video. “And she went over to tell him that it was closed, and it was Tom Brady.”

Local stay-at-home orders make exceptions for people wanting to get out and exercise, but Tampa’s parks are closed to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

What a bad boy.

In a Monday night Twitter post, the City of Tampa reached out to apologize and thank the 42-year-old, six-time Super Bowl champ for complying.

“Sorry @TomBrady! Our @tampaparksrec team can’t wait to welcome you and our entire community back with even bigger smiles,” the city wrote, “until then, stay safe and stay home as much as you can to help flatten the curve.''

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