CelebrityJuly 1, 2015

How "Deflategate" could keep Tom Brady and Gisele from being allowed to join The Country Club in Brookline

Forget about a possible suspension keeping Tom Brady from playing in the NFL for a few weeks. "Deflategate" could wind up keeping the New England Patriots quarterback out of one of the country's most exclusive golf clubs forever.

That, according to a report in the Boston Globe. You see, Tom and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, live in a mansion that sits on The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and Brady, being a golfer, would like to join.

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As you can imagine, though, a place called THE Country Club is pretty exclusive. And it's members might not want all the hoopla that comes with admitting a four-time Super Bowl champion, especially since he has been embroiled in controversy since the Patriots were caught using footballs that weren't inflated to NFL specifications in their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts in January.

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"I don't know what they'll do about Brady," one member told The Boston Globe. "The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you're born and when you die."

"It's really about who you are. Do you have good values? It's that old New England mentality," another member said.

Unfortunately, that mentality hasn't kept the club from being historically prejudiced. According to The Globe, no Jews were admitted until the 1970s, no women as full-time members until 1989 and no blacks until 1994 -- that's four years after Augusta National admitted its first black member.

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Brady is a white, Christian male, but he and his wife might just draw too much of the spotlight to make it through The Country Club's involved application process. Of course, there are members who'd like them admitted.

"Personally, I hope they get in," a longtime member told The Globe. "I think if Tom and Gisele were at the club playing volleyball, a lot more people would be hanging around."

And if they don't get in, of course, there are always other options. Foxboro Country Club is currently using No. 12 flags for all 18 holes in support of Brady. Just a hunch, Tom, but the application process would go a little more smoothly there.

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