Father of Patriots Quarterback Brady Sued in Insurance Case

November 6, 2008

A Massachusetts man has filed a federal lawsuit against the father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for allegedly failing to pay him about $600,000 in sales commissions and business expenses.

Richard Vasquez, of Weston, claimed in a suit filed last week that Tom Brady Sr. convinced him to forego $415,000 worth of commissions by promising to make him an equity owner in his San Mateo, Calif.-based company, Thomas Brady & Associates Insurance Services Inc.

But that never occurred, and he was later fired.

Vasquez also claims the elder Brady failed to reimburse him for about $180,000 in business expenses.

Vasquez is suing Brady for breach of contract. He is seeking triple damages, about $1.8 million, and attorneys’ fees.

Tom Brady Sr. has denied Vasquez’s allegations.

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