He gone, for real this time

The 45-year-old says he's retiring 'for good.'

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After retiring in 2022 only to unretire 40 days later, Tom Brady now says he is walking away from professional football "for good."

The seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback posted a video across his social media channels to say goodbye to his NFL career for a second time this morning.

"Good morning, guys. I'll get to the point, right away. I'm retiring, for good," said Brady from a cloudy beach. 

"I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first. I won't be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me," he said.
Brady's retirement comes after a three-season run in Tampa, highlighted by a Super Bowl win in the 2020-21 season. Overall, the 45-year-old wraps up a legendary career as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes.

"My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors — I could go on forever, there's too many," Brady added. "Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn't change a thing. Love you all."

This is a developing story. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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