NFL Investigating Laser Pointed at Tom Brady During AFC Championship

Hayden See, Reporter

The National Football League is investigating allegations of a laser that was pointed at quarterback Tom Brady in the American Football Conference Championship game in January.

In this game, Brady threw for 348 total yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. One of the interceptions was thrown in the fourth quarter, a couple plays after the laser was reportedly aimed at the 41-year old. The Patriots still wound up winning, and face the Rams in the Super Bowl.

“Brady had a very good game against the Chiefs sunday, so I don’t think this is that big of a deal. I also don’t think there was any way the person who used the laser thought they were going to affect Brady. He is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. Even with the distraction, he led the Patriots to another Super Bowl,” junior Blake Haffer said.

The National Football League has not yet filed a police report, but upon the request by the New England Patriots, they are investigating the situation. It is unclear if there is sufficient evidence to find the suspect. If caught, it is also not apparent what type of punishment would be handed out.

“If the person using the laser gets caught, I don’t think he deserves that big of a punishment, maybe just a small fine if anything,” junior Blake Ebner said.

Brady is considered by many to be a lock for the National Football Hall of Fame. He has been named to 14 Pro-Bowls, won five Super Bowls, took home three Most Valuable Player Awards, and was named to three All-Pro squads.

“Brady has as many accolades as any football player ever. There is not really anything he has yet to accomplish,” junior Connor Price said.

The Patriots went on to defeat the Rams in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history.