Recently, Tom Brady’s personal trainer – Alex Guerrero – came under a scathing attack as Boston Magazine published an article that highlighted his troublesome past and alleged web of lies.
According to the article, Alex Guerrero twice lied about being a doctor and was subsequently investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. In both instances, Guerrero couldn’t provide medical evidence that his products could help anyone.
One of Guerrero’s products, Supreme Greens, was sold as an item that could cure “ailments such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.”
NeuroSafe was also marketed as a drink that could prevent concussions. After a series of probes, Guerrero signed a settlement with the FTC including a $65,000 fine.
So why does Brady still work with him?
The Patriots legend answered that question during an interview with WEEI-FM in Boston on Monday. “Everything as it relates to that is something that Alex has had to deal with, and he dealt with that,” Brady said, having admitted that he didn’t know the exact details of Guerrero’s past.
Brady went on to attack Coca-Cola and Tony The Tiger – products that are backed by the FTC. “I disagree with a lot of things that people tell you to do,” Brady said. “You’ll probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements to think that you should drink Coca-Cola for a living? No, I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. And the fact that they can sell that to kids? I mean, that’s poison for kids. But they (the FTC) keep doing it.”