Brady: ‘I've banned my dad from talking' to media about Goodell


HOUSTON -- Hours ahead of a potential stream of Donald Trump questions at Super Bowl Opening Night, Tom Brady announced a ban of his own Monday morning.


Making his weekly appearance on Kirk and Callahan Monday, Tom Brady said that he has cut his father off from speaking to the media. 

This, of course, comes days after Tom Brady Sr. went the hell off on the comissioner, saying "somebody that has Roger Goodell’s ethics doesn’t belong on any stage that Tom Brady is on.”

Tom Sr.'s comments, made to KRON4 News in San Francisco, echoed most Patriots fans' thoughts on the possibility of Goodell handing TB12 the Lombardi Trophy after a potential Super Bowl LI victory. Yet they were off-message from the high-road stance Junior has repeatedly taken when asked about Deflategate-related motivation to win. Thus, no more interviews for dad. 

“I’ve banned my dad from talking, so he’s no longer available to the media,” a laughing Brady told WEEI.  

Brady didn't sound upset over his father's comments, though he certainly didn't condone them. Rather, he seemed to understand where his father -- who came off as a parent protecting their child -- was coming from in the interview. 

“I love my dad. As any parent knows how much you love your kids," he said. "My dad has been my best friend my entire life. He’s always been my No. 1 supporter and hopefully he’s at the game cheering me on. He’s just a great man and I love him to death. He’s taught me everything about life and certainly how to be a father because he’s been the best one a son could ever ask for. I try to pass those things on to my kids because he was so supportive of not only me but my three sisters, who were all great athletes in their own right. My mom, they’re still married after -- I guess it would be close to 46 years. It's been very, very fortunate.”

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