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Prof. Tom Chiarella's Esquire Profile of NFL's Tom Brady Creates Pre-Publication Buzz

August 15, 2008

Tom Brady Esquire Cover Sept 2008.jpgAugust 15, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Esquire magazine's Tom Chiarella profiles [New England] Patriots QB Tom Brady in a September cover story, and asks, 'Why aren't you the face of the game?  Why aren't you Jordan?,'" notes Sports Business Daily. Brady responds to Chiarella, who is the magazine's fiction editor and visiting professor of creative writing at DePauw University, by saying, "I play a complicated position in an intensely team-oriented game."

The publication notes that Brady added, "Look at the attention I get: It's because I throw a football. But that's what society values. That''s not what God values."

Sports Business Daily also points out that Brady's agent Tom Chiarella Indy Star.jpgwarned Chiarella to avoid the subject of the quarterback's girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen, and his son. Chiarella's article quotes Steve Dubin as stating, "If you ask about his son, they'll stop the car and drop you on the [expletive] 405."

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Missouri's Columbia Daily Tribune offers some analysis of Brady's comments to Professor Chiarella.

A member of the DePauw faculty since 1988, Tom Chiarella has authored Foley's Luck, Writing Dialogue and Thursday's Game: Notes from a Golfer with Far to Go. He was the subject of a lengthy June profile in the Indianapolis Star. The September Esquire also features a piece in which Chiarella learns to be a butcher at Kincaid's Meat Market in Indianapolis.