When Tom Brady arrived at NFL headquarters for his appeals hearing Tuesday, he was greeted by a couple of fans who happened to be waiting by the side entrance to 345 Park Avenue.
After Brady exited a black Chevrolet Suburban and was crossing the sidewalk, a couple of young teens approached him, hoping that Brady would give them his autograph before entering the building.
Enter Heather McPhee.
McPhee is the NFL Players Association attorney who represented former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice in his appeal of the league’s indefinite suspension last year.
This morning, while Brady was making his way into the NFL offices, the 44-year-old McPhee, entered the scene from behind a bush on the sidewalk and immediately gave the famous Heisman hand-entension shove to the two young autograph seekers as Brady entered the building.
With McPhee’s blocking skills, Brady was able to enter the building without having to take out his pen.
And if McPhee can be as persuasive with Goodell today, the Patriots star quarterback may be suiting up for that season opener against the Steelers at Gillette Stadium after all.
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