While Brady v. NFL seeks to force the NFL owners to offer the players a better deal under antitrust grounds, in Brady v. Pantene the Patriots quarterback seeks $1 billion for his "split ends and pain and suffering because I couldn't get my hair to lay right on Sunday and I had to put it in a scrunchie to go to the opera! It was very embarrassing."
Pantene is claiming that $1 billion is an exorbitant figure for one bad hair day, no matter the obvious emotional scarring it caused. The shampoo brand also said that its products are designed to clean and protect "natural human head hair and not what is clearly the scalp of an aging men desperately trying to cling to his youth via hair plugs and non-age appropriate styles."
Due to Pantene's claims, Brady then sued for an additional $1 billion "for further emotional pain and suffering over their hurtful comments about my hair."
The initial hearing in Brady v. Pantene is set for April 11th, but Brady's attorney has requested a date change due to a commitment the quarterback already has that day.
"Tom has a very important medical procedure that day that he is very excited about and has been preparing for for a long time," said his attorney, Michael Leavitt. "I can't give any other specifics due to medical privacy laws."
Leavitt refused to confirm or deny reports that Brady is getting his long-awaited sex reassignment surgery that day, but the quarterback suggested as much.
"I'm so excited to go shopping for an Easter dress!" he said.