No doubt, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a famous figure in the United States and in the world. He is considered most popular in New England, which comprises the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, after leading the Patriots to six Super Bowl titles.

As evidence of his immense popularity in the region, Brady’s name was placed on the ballot in the election for attorney general on Rhode Island.

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According to The Providence Journal, the 41-year-old Brady received 22 votes in the write-in polls, beating Bugs Bunny, who received six votes. However, Mickey Mouse proved to be a more popular figure than Brady in Rhode Island as he garnered 79 votes in the selection for attorney general.

Brady’s selection was not surprising since his name also emerged in the 2016 Presidential Elections where he got 86 write-in votes in the Ocean State.

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In the same election, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick received 19 votes. Since taking over the starting role for the Patriots in 2001, Brady has led the team to six Super Bowl trophies with Belichick at the helm.

Man who pointed a laser at Brady charged

In other news, according to Heavy.com, the man who shone a laser at Brady during the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs was charged with one count of disturbing the peace.

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According to the office of Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Dwyan Morgan will face up to one-year imprisonment and a fine of $1,000 if found guilty.

Authorities claimed that Morgan beamed a green laser pointer at Brady on January 20 at Arrowhead Stadium. The incident came to light after a local Kansas City TV station played footage where a green dot shining on the Patriots' quarterback’s helmet and torso was spotted.

The Chiefs banned Morgan from the stadium and urged authorities to dish a heavy penalty on the perpetrator.

Brady completed 30 of 46 passes for 348 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, leading the Patriots to a 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs and their young quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Brady congratulates Red Sox on Twitter

Meanwhile, NESN.com reported that Brady was noticeably absent during the Boston Red Sox’s home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

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Several Patriots were on hand as the Red Sox received their World Series rings and unfurled another championship banner, including Julian Edelman, recently retired tight end Rob Gronkowski and Stephon Gilmore.

However, Brady extended his congratulations to the Red Sox via Twitter, saying “I want to congratulate the @RedSox for dropping ANOTHER Boston banner today. I couldn’t make it but I think a couple Super Bowl Champs were there to help out!” Belichick and Patriots' team owner Robert Kraft were also absent.

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