Tom Brady’s personal trainer Alex Guerrero has been the target of many a headline in recent weeks. Some reports have emerged that he might be a key figure in a clash of wills between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and the team’s quarterback.
For their part, Brady and Belichick have refused to comment on the reports, which is very much the Patriot way.
On Friday afternoon, Guerrero released a statement to express firsthand his own thoughts on all this, via the TB12 official website.
“Over the past few years, many people have tried to paint a picture of who I am. But none of these pictures has been complete,” Guerrero began.
He also said he understands his methods aren’t “mainstream” but stressed everyone who comes to him makes a choice to do so.
Guerrero thanked Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and he expressed gratitude for being in the position he’s in — able to not only treat pro athletes but count them as friends. However, it is somewhat telling that Guerrero doesn’t mention Belichick once in this statement.
He did touch on the reported rift between himself and Belichick, however, by writing: “With every one of these clients, my only goal has been to help them bring forth positive changes in their body & mind. I have always tried to be respectful of the staff each player answers to, and I have never tried to create divisiveness or conflict. My ultimate goal has always been to do my very best to help the player get back on the field and help their team. I have never had any motive other than that.”