Tom Brady chides father for ignoring his ‘ban' on talking to media


Tom Brady Sr. just can't help himself, it appears.

The Boston Globe ran a feature story Sunday that includes author/photographer Stan Grossfeld's lengthy interview with the father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

This interview comes after Brady jokingly "banned" his dad from speaking to the media two years ago.

"He’s told me, ‘Dad, please respect my privacy,’ ” Brady Sr. told Grossfeld. " 'If you say something, it comes back at me.' "

Sure enough, Brady was asked about his father's latest media session Monday morning on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show."

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"Well apparently he doesn’t listen, because he’s still talking to the media," Brady said in reference to his father's ban, via

Brady called his dad an "amazing man" and said he loves his father no matter what. But the 42-year-old QB also explained why he'd really prefer his dad to not give interviews.

"He’s very forthcoming with information, so I keep telling him, ‘Dad, of course they're going to keep calling because you keep talking,' " Brady said.

"When he speaks, (everyone) thinks I'm speaking, but I'm not speaking. I said, ’It’s hard for me to tell you anything.'

"What I've learned is, I just can’t tell my dad anything. He has his own opinions and dads do what dads do."

Brady Sr. didn't say anything too incendiary this time around, other than insisting personal trainer Alex Guerrero "saved" his son from arm trouble at the age of 25:

"He couldn’t throw the ball on Wednesdays his arms were so sore — he’d have tennis elbow. Guerrero elongated the muscles and tendons and the pain was gone. He can go out and throw 200 footballs a day and never have a sore arm because of Guerrero."

But Brady Jr. has made a concerted effort to be more "guarded" around the media this year, and it sounds like his father is cramping his style.

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