Bill Belichick Lessens Alex Guerrero’s Access to the Patriots

Tom Brady's business partner and health guru has had his privileges at Gillette Stadium revoked.

Tom Brady smiles at Alex Guerrero after winning the Super Bowl

Photo via AP/Kathy Willens

Alex Guerrero—Tom Brady’s life coach, business partner, and health whisperer—has been knocked down a few pegs.

Guerrero’s rides on team planes: history. His appearances on the sidelines: a thing of the past. The chance to treat players besides Brady in his Gillette Stadium office: over.

According to the Boston Globe, Patriots coach Bill Belichick revoked Guerrero’s access to a number of privileges earlier this season, effectively ending his tenure as a body coach for the team. Previously, players could visit Guerrero at Gillette and receive non-traditional treatments. But, the Globe reports, that arrangement is over in Foxboro, and the team’s actual medical staff is back in charge. Players now have to walk a short distance off-site to the nearby TB12 center if they want to see him.

Belichick hasn’t spoken publicly on the changes or reported tension between himself and Guerrero, but Brady continues to stand by his guy. “Alex, it’s been well-documented, has been a huge part of what I do, and I’m so fortunate to have him not only as a friend, but with everything that we’ve been able to do together,” the quarterback told WEEI on Monday.       

Guerrero’s methods and legitimacy—bolstered by his close relationship to Brady—have consistently been called into question, and he is barred by the Federal Trade Commission from calling himself a doctor. In the early aughts, Guerrero peddled a supplement he claimed saved the lives of terminally ill patients; it was phony. Later, he introduced a new miracle juice, NeuroSafe, which supposedly protected athletes from head injury; it drew the ire of the FTC.

Given Guerrero’s continued popularity with various members of the team, including Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, he’s likely to still be a consistent presence in Patriots world. So though he may no longer appear on the sidelines of Pats games, his controversial methods will be sticking around.