Loyal Patriots fan has the final word

An Auburn woman who died this week declared Tom Brady's innocence in the Deflategate scandal in her obituary.

Patricia M. Shong, 72, of Auburn died May 18 at the Life Care Center of Auburn surrounded by her family.

Shong, a Brooklyn native, asked her family to use her obituary to "set the record straight" regarding the New England Patriots star quarterback.

The obituary reads, "She would also like us to set the record straight for her: Brady is innocent!!"

Brady has been suspended for four games by the NFL for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, but is currently appealing the suspension.


Condolences to the family. R.I.P. Patricia, from a fellow Tom Brady supporter.

God bless Patricia Shong, may you rest in peace from a fellow Pats fan!

I'm very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Patricia. She sounded like a wonderful woman. - From a Buffalo Bills Fan

Obviously a really nice woman and a great Patriot's fan too. I learned about her backing Tom Brady here today. She is in the news nationwide now. Condolences to the family.

CBS News:
Through good times and bad, through sunshine and snow storms, they are deeply committed to their team.

Green Bay Packers' fan Bea Froelich and her two kids are three such fans, who came out to the legendary Lambeau Field despite the wet and blustery weather.

Some might see it as an obsessive devotion to the Packers, but Froelich, challenged CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds to "come back when it's ten below."

For 25 years Froelich's father Earl played trombone in the Packers' marching band -- the first in the NFL.

At eight years old, Froelich was parking cars at the Packers games, and she's been to every home game ever since -- except one time her boss insisted she attend a work seminar.

But she let him know that wasn't okay.

Through two heart attacks and five stents, she's been here week after week. Froelich was at the Ice Bowl in 1967, when the game-time temperature was 13-below. And in 2010, when her husband died on a Friday, she buried him on Saturday and went to the Packers Game on Sunday.

It helped her cope, she said.

Patricia Shong would have been at the rally at Patriot Place to FREE TOM BRADY. She was busy discussing things with St. Peter at the pearly gates.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. .

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