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Brady: 'I'm certain I'm not playing again'

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Tom Brady confirmed that he won't be returning to the NFL as a player.

"I'm certain I'm not playing again," Brady told Sports Illustrated's Robin Lundberg. "I've tried to make that clear, and I hate to continue to profess that."

Brady agreed to terms on a deal to become a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders in May. The agreement still requires 24 owners to approve the sale.

If Brady were to decide to play again, he would need at least 24 owners to approve his transition to the field because of his new ownership stake, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

The 45-year-old Brady also signed a 10-year, $375-million deal with Fox Sports to become an NFL broadcaster starting in 2024.

"I'm looking forward to my broadcasting job at Fox next year," Brady said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity ahead with the Raiders, and we're in the process of that, along with the other different things that I'm a part of professionally and in my personal life. Just spending as much time with my kids as I can and seeing them grow up."

The seven-time Super Bowl champion called it a career in February after 23 years in the NFL.

Brady threw for 89,214 yards and 649 touchdowns in 335 career games.

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