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Report: Tom Brady was not at TB12 facility during Patriots OTAs

A report surfaced this week that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were at TB12 Sports Therapy Center on both Monday and Tuesday receiving treatments after being no-shows for New England Patriots OTAs.

The angle certainly made for a juicy story line given the TB12 facility is a stone’s throw away from where OTAs were occurring, among other, more compelling reasons.

However, subsequent reporting indicates that Brady was not at TB12 Sports Therapy Center, per Scott Zolak of Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub.

A subsequent tweet, though, on Wednesday from NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giard indicates that Gronkowski was at the TB12 facility.

As the debate continues concerning whether or not veterans such as Brady and Gronkowski should attend OTAs, which are voluntary, Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Wednesday stated both superstars will be present at mandatory minicamp.

Both players, it has been speculated, are angling for new deals with the Patriots, especially Gronkowski. Brady, on the other hand, may have other motives, stemming from a purported rift between himself, Bill Belichick and Kraft amid rumors of organizational dysfunction.

That said, should both Brady and Gronkowski attend minicamp, all the drama of this week will be quickly forgotten.