FOXBORO -- Tom Brady met with assembled members of the New England media on Friday. It was the first such meeting Brady had been a part of since the day after Super Bowl LI.
When the back-and-forth shifted to concerns about concussion issues -- which Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, brought up during a CBS Good Morning appearance earlier this offseason -- Brady deflected.
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"I don't want to get into things that have happened in my past, certainly medical history and so forth," Brady said. "I really don't think that's anybody's business. I'm just focused on this year and working at things I need to get better at."
What was Brady's reaction, though, to a recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University that found CTE in 110 out of 111 brains of former football players who exhibited signs of concussion-related issues during their lives.
"I think you're not blind to it as a player," Brady said. "That's why I believe so much in being proactive with your health. I think when you are a player and see other players before you that did things a certain way and what has transpired with their health and well-being and then you learn from it. That's the things I have really tried to incorporate in my own life.
"I am confident in what I do. I am confident in the things that I do and the way I train. It is a contact sport and I think we all understand that. There is a lot of great benefits that football brings you. Certainly, you can be put in harms way. Just do the best you can do as a player. Obviously, it's great that there's more awareness for those types of things. It's been a very important topic, certainly. You just try and be proactive and take care of your body the best you can."