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Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Posted on: June 12, 2011 2:08 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tom Martinez, the QB coach guru who’s mentored Tom Brady during every offseason and who was a hugely successful California community college coach, announced on Facebook (via the San Jose Mercury News) that doctors have told him he has less than a month to live.

“My (medical test) numbers say I’m basically gone,” Martinez told the newspaper. “My blood pressure is too low for me to continue with dialysis, and without dialysis, poisons build up in my body. Doctors say without dialysis I have a week to go. We're looking into transplants. I would need both heart and kidney transplants done simultaneously.”

BradyMartinez has suffered from the complications of diabetes for many years, but he still kept active – last week he actually was tutoring Brady.

"Other than maybe (Brady’s) parents, people don't know what I do," Martinez said to ESPN.com’s Tim Graham last July. “But he knows."

Martinez had been working with Brady since 1992, when Brady’s father sought out Martinez’s advice for his 15-year-old son.

"What I feel good about is when guys trust me enough to do it, and it actually works," Martinez said. "There's a special relationship that's kind of unsaid between them and me.

"Guys don't say a lot to each other. It's just a masculine thing. On the other hand, you know what you did for them, and they know what you did for them. There's a respect."

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Comments

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Some of the comments made here are absolutely classless. This article has nothing to do with Brady cheating. You should be ashamed of yourselves.



Since: Jun 12, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Tom is a first class guy and friend to many. He's been battling illness for years and while the news may not be good he's beaten the odds before. I'm proud to call him a friend. God Bless you, Tom. Keep fighting!



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Chefsalad ,

  I am a Raiders fan and still haven't gotten over the snowbowl  , but to say Brady Cheats  and ANYONE  deserves this  is Unexcuseable .........  You may good man are a Moron if you truly meant what you Wrote 



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Bill are you serious? I love Brady and I'm a Patriots fan. Brady is at the very least guity by association (not by me but by MANY) with the sol called "Bellicheat". What rock have you been living under?




Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Who in their right mind has EVER called Brady a cheater?



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

The PENTULTIMATE jerk, making a comment like that!!!   



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Cue the "that's what he gets for coaching a cheater" comments.  3 - 2 - 1........



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Tom Martinez, Brady's mentor, has weeks to live

Life is so fragile.  Live every minute to its fullest!  I will pray for Tom Martinez and his family and freinds that they find comfort in these difficult days.


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