Tom Brady is the epitome of class and honesty. He would never cheat, never deceive, never have someone deflate footballs below the acceptable limits and then destroy his cell phone to keep anyone from finding out how involved he was. Unfortunately, those around Tom are not quite as morally upstanding.
Dr. Alejandro Guerrero, the Patriots' quarterback's close friend, personal guru and business partner, is one of the people who don't quite meet Tom's high standards. According to a report by the Boston Magazine, Guerrero has repeatedly been investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for making grandiose and false claims. Oh, also he's not actually a doctor. Per the report:
Those weren't the only extraordinary claims Dr. Guerrero made. He also "promoted the product as, among other things, an effective treatment, cure and preventative for cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes, and as a means of achieving substantial weight loss of up to 80 pounds in eight months," according to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, the FTC noted, Guerrero and his associates "claimed that Supreme Greens can be taken safely by pregnant women, children -- including children as young as 1-year-old -- and any person taking any type of medication."
If anyone cared to look closely, however, there were a couple of problems with Dr. Alejandro Guerrero's claims. First, he wasn't a doctor of any kind -- not a medical doctor, as he admitted in the infomercial -- or a doctor of Oriental medicine, as he claimed to business associates, according to a sworn affidavit. The FTC would eventually bar Guerrero from ever again referring to himself as a doctor. In truth, Guerrero's degree was a master's in Chinese medicine from a college in California that no longer exists.
Now Mr. Guerrero has started a new business with the four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback as the face, called TB12.
Part of Guerrero's plan has been a single-minded devotion and a relentless personal attention to Brady's injuries. Hoyer, Brady's former backup, once recalled an incident where Brady broke his finger and Guerrero spent the day beside him, massaging the injured appendage during meetings. Guerrero reportedly crafts his eating habits and employs a relentless fitness schedule. The program is methodically mapped out for years into the future, according to the Times. "We work on staying physically fit, emotionally stable and spiritually sound," Guerrero said in the article.
Hmmm, well now that sounds like just as much of a load of crap as his other companies.