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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 19: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches from the sidelines during the 2nd quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said  yesterday that Tom Brady is taking some personal time away from the team. “Tom has been excused today. He’ll be taking… he’ll be back somewhere around after Tennessee,” Bowles said, per NBC Sports. “He’s going to deal with some personal things.”  It was confirmed via a source that Tom is not injured. There is some speculation that some have come up with in regards to Tom’s mom Galynn who’s been battling breast cancer since 2016. There’s been no evidence to back that up, only speculation. Back over July 4th weekend, Tom was seen golfing with his mom for her 77th birthday. There is also speculation that Tom may be leaving for some family time but again this is only speculation.  Coach Bowles added “We allotted this time because he wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp, knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games.”  Sources close to the team and to Brady say they’re not worried about Tom adding that they’re confident he’ll return for the Bucs first game against the Cowboys on September 11.

Forbes' 2022 List of the World's 10 Highest-Paid Athletes

Forbes released their 2022 list of the “World’s 10 Highest-Paid Athletes”. Believe it or not, there is NO baseball player in the top 10. It consists of athletes from the world of soccer, basketball, tennis, boxing and football. Tom Brady is the only NFL athlete to make the list at #9 which is where he was last year. Collectively, the world’s ten highest-paid athletes raked in $992 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes’ estimates. Here is where the list stands in the year of 2022.

  • #10 Giannis Antetokounmpo — $80.9 million

    Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics - Game Five

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 11: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots before Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 11, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

  • #9 Tom Brady — $83.9 million

    Super Bowl LV

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his daughter Vivian after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • #8 Canelo Alvarez — $90 million

    Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez makes his ring walk before his WBA light heavyweight title fight against Dmitry Bivol at T-Mobile Arena on May 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bivol retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • #7 Roger Federer — $90.7 million

    Laver Cup 2021 - Day 1

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 24: Roger Federer poses for a photograph with the Laver Cup Trophy after taking part in a live TV interview on CNBC at TD Garden on September 24, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

  • #6 Kevin Durant — $92.1 million

    Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics - Game Two

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 20: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets drives towards the basket against Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 20, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Nets 114-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • #5 Stephen Curry — $92.8 million

    Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors - Game Four

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 09: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands on the court during the second half of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center on May 09, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • #4 Neymar — $95 million

    Brazil v Chile - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 24: Neymar Jr. of Brazil runs with the ball during a match between Brazil and Chile as part of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier on March 24, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

  • #3 Cristiano Ronaldo — $115 million

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Premier League

    BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on May 07, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • #2 LeBron James — $121.2 million

    Los Angeles Lakers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND, OHIO – MARCH 21: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on March 21, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Lakers defeated the Cavaliers 131-120. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

  • #1 Lionel Messi — $130 million

    Ecuador v Argentina - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier

    GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR – MARCH 29: Lionel Messi of Argentina warms up prior the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification match between Ecuador and Argentina at Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha on March 29, 2022 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)