For Patriots QB Brady, a curated look behind the curtain (The Associated Press)

A bona fide superstar with a Hall of Fame resume, cover boy good looks and a supermodel wife to match, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has somehow managed to maintain a veneer of privacy in New England despite spending much of the last 16 years coming into fans’ homes on their high-definition TVs. Along with a cautiously curated feed of inspirational messages – ranging from Bruce Lee to Martin Luther King Jr. – Brady offers shots of his family or football life that fans don’t usually see. When Brady was fighting cheating allegations in the scandal that came to be known as ”Deflategate,” his Facebook page was often the place he went to tell his side of the story to his 4.14 million followers – more than all but six NFL teams, according to the website Trackalytics.