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Ron Borges prankster says hoax was easy to pull off

10 February, 2018, 06:44 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Tom E. Curran

A report claiming Tom Brady would sit out the New England Patriots' off-season activities this year unless he was given a raise was taken down after questions surfaced about the source of the information.

Garoppolo signed a record-breaking, five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday that will pay him a reported $137.5 million.

A WEEI listener called into the radio station Friday morning saying he had posed as Brady's agent Don Yee to supply false information to a Herald columnist.

The article was quickly debunked by others on the Patriots beat Thursday evening, and on Friday morning, it was revealed that it was not Yee that Borges was in communication with, but a WEEI caller playing a prank on him. "Here's the amusing part".

It's worth noting that Borges cited "sources" as in multiple people claiming to have knowledge of Brady's rumored situation, rather than one random text from someone claiming to be the quarterback's agent. But then I was just like, whatever, screw it, I'll just call him and he's gonna know it's not Don Yee.

Nick from Boston even provided as proof the text message he exchanged with Borges while pretending to be Yee. "But I called him and I was just like, 'Hey, Ronnie, it's Don'".

In March 2007, Borges was suspended by The Boston Globe after plagiarizing parts of a column. The website also accused Borges of "copying and pasting" their work in the past without giving proper citation. Sports Boston's Tom Curran called the report "off the reservation" and it appears his initial assessment was spot on.

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