According to former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, Tom Brady is one of the last guys you would ever want to get involved with in a prank war. Cassel claims things got so bad that Bill Belichick had to step in and end it.
On Patriots Pregame Live before New England played the Jets on Monday Night Football, Cassel talked about the prank war that left his car covered in trash, without its tires and his practice jersey got peed on.
“I was coming in and a prank war started where he knocked my trey out of my hand, he put his foot up against the door, I poured some protein shake in his shoes, maybe some flexi-hot into his underwear,” Cassel said. “He dumped a trash can on my car and then decided to pee on my practice jersey, and then he asked me to forgive him and call him Captain Longshanks.
“So I was like, ‘No I’m not doing that, I’m going to do something even worse to you,’ and by the time we came in for practice, I had three tires in front of my locker, the other one was hidden, you know the old ‘put in on the blocks,'” he said. “The old adage goes back to don’t mess with people that have more money than you do.”
At this point Cassel was begging for mercy but when you are playing games with someone with the heart of a champion like Brady the game doesn’t just stop. Brady sought the help of his offensive lineman that took things so far that Belichick finally had to step in.
I was done, I wiped my hands with it and said, ‘I give,'” Cassel said. “The lineman decided to fill his car up with (foam) peanuts, put confetti in his air conditioning unit, and at that point, Bill had to step in and say, ‘Look, guys, this isn’t World War 4, okay. We can’t have you guys going around hurting somebody or killing somebody.'”
That was the end of it, or at least it appeared to be. Brady still wouldn’t give Cassel his missing tire back.
“At the end of the day I did have to go home with my buddy for at least four days before he would give me back my other tire,” Cassel said.