Tom Brady yet again gave the NFL the virtual middle finger in his own unique way Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 26: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots stays loose on the sideline in the 3rd quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tom Brady played in the last two preseason games before serving his four-game suspension stemming from DeflateGate.

As Pro Football Talk points out, players are prohibited from removing the flag decal on their helmets, but at least one player removed the NFL shield decal.

Pretty unsurprisingly, that would be one Touchdown Tom as you can see in the picture above.

And in this picture just last season, he clearly has the decal.

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

We’re still uncertain whether it was just a coincidence (since every picture of his teammates had the decal) or whether Brady was boycotting the league after the prior two years or so of controversy.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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