Hey brother, can you spare an organ?
So let me get this straight…
Denis Paiva, a poor guy living on the street, has been reduced to panhandling in order to repay Tom Brady for a couple of Belgian flower boxes he took form behind his home. According to Paiva, the metal containers were sitting next to the trash and looked like they had been discarded. So the 61 year old ex-con… oh, did I forget to mention that fact?
Well, yes… Paive served a 10 year prison term for Bank Robbery. Released from the pen five years ago, Paiva has been making his living by taking odd jobs and going through other people’s refuse in the hopes of finding things he could sell. Obviously, when the well to do throw things away, they tend to be on the nicer side.
Which brings us to Tom Brady and his Belgian Flower boxes… which cost $8,000 dollars. Paiva was caught on surveillance tape taking the containers, which he sold as scrap metal for $450. The courts ordered him to repay $4,000 to Brady’s real estate trust (whatever that is???), but since he doesn’t have the dough, he’s been forced to beg in order to repay the multi million dollar earning QB.
Brady, who couldn’t be reached for comment because he was air born somewhere between Sao Paolo and Santa Monica, shouldn’t be made to look like a Scrooge, though. After all, he’s losing $4,000 dollars on the settlement. But what should be brought into question is this… what kind of man pays eight grand for flower pots?