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Tom Brady scrambles when asked about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk”

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Tom Brady was happy to support his friend and golf buddy Donald Trump when it was simply a matter of placing a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker for everyone to see.

But now that things are getting a little testy, Brady wants nothing to do with the topic.

The Patriots quarterback, as you might imagine considering his previous support for Trump, was asked about recently-released crude remarks by the candidate, which he dismissed as “locker room talk.”

Via CSNNE.com, a reporter asked Brady: “Tom, you have kids of your own. How would you respond if your kids heard Donald Trump’s version of locker room talk?”

Brady then smiled an uncomfortable smile, said, “Thank you guys, have a good day,” and walked off the podium.

Brady’s perfectly within his rights to support whichever candidate he wants, and to do so as actively or passively as he chooses. But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.

We’re guessing many of the people he shares a locker room with — many of whom have daughters or wives or mothers — do not agree.

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131 Responses to “Tom Brady scrambles when asked about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk””
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 12, 2016 1:22 PM

    This is what the Democrats do, they bully you even over essentially nothing.

    This is why the polls mean nothing, the silent vote is going to roar on Nov. 8th.

  2. majormeatcurtains says: Oct 12, 2016 1:24 PM

    My vote is not for Trump, it’s against Hillary.

  3. realtruthteller100 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:24 PM

    thats the quickest tom bradys scrambled in year’s tbh

  4. eljefedelmundo says: Oct 12, 2016 1:25 PM

    Sounds like he’s “under pressure”

  5. factschecker says: Oct 12, 2016 1:25 PM

    To be accurate Brady only said, “I support all my friends.” he never said or implied that he’s voting for anyone one way or another.

    I’m going to run for President of the United States of America.

    I can support that.

    Does that mean I have your vote?

    No. But I support your decision to run for President.

  6. hwentworth says: Oct 12, 2016 1:26 PM

    Just as he’s able to support whichever candidate he wants, isn’t he also able to choose how he wants to respond to that question?

    Walking away from a non-football question isn’t an admission that he supports Trump’s locker room talk.

  7. rolf1015 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:27 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”
    ________________________
    Wow, I think you are reading way too much into a “no comment”.

  8. trailerparkking says: Oct 12, 2016 1:27 PM

    I mean, what did you expect?
    Brady has low morals, he teaches his children and the youth in NE that cheating is okay if you’re married to a super model and have a nice smile.
    Brady dumped his pregnant girlfriend, he is a deadbeat.

  9. jcsullivan25 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:27 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    No, he absolutely has not.

  10. surfinbird1 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:29 PM

    Scrambles?? He politely excused himself and left. Media will do anything to stir up dirt. How about some real football news

  11. sirmetaphor says: Oct 12, 2016 1:29 PM

    Brady is right to go against the ‘mainstream’ grain and pick a candidate who is trying to clean up our country, which starts with cleaning up the corrupt government.

    Media is controlled by billionaires whom want to control the masses. If you work for the media and support Trump you are exiled. They need Hillary to win in order for her to fulfill her promises that were given for their large donations.

    Trump is exposing all the corruption in our government and no politician want to be exposed.

    Simple to see if you just dig past what the media has portrayed.

    Hillary for prison

  12. thewiseowloftruth says: Oct 12, 2016 1:30 PM

    Bill & Hillary’s Actions > Trump’s Words

  13. edon8334 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:30 PM

    eskimo brothers stick together

  14. followme2boston says: Oct 12, 2016 1:31 PM

    The fact that a guy with the handle “majormeatcurtains” is voting Trump speaks volumes. You can’t make this stuff up.

    And Joe Toronto talking about bullying from one of the biggest internet bullies around also speaks with the same tone.

  15. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 12, 2016 1:31 PM

    Grade A moron for openly supporting a side. President Clinton is going to win in a landslide. GOP is FINISHED!!!

  16. Stiller43 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:31 PM

    I hate Brady AND the Patriots, but to say “well he didn’t answer, so he must not find it disturbing” is absolutely asinine!

    If he says he’s okay with it, he gets torched. If he denounces it, the other side has an issue with him, or it leads to further questions.

    The media asked him a “no win” question, and he did what he should have done – not answer it.

  17. justbegbaby says: Oct 12, 2016 1:32 PM

    Tom’s cool with it. Wasnt he caught fooling around with Ben Affleck’s nanny in his private jet? She was wearing all his rings. Google it.

  18. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Oct 12, 2016 1:32 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:31 PM
    Grade A moron for openly supporting a side. President Clinton is going to win in a landslide. GOP is FINISHED!!!

    Figures you’s support a felon.

  19. bstngrdn says: Oct 12, 2016 1:32 PM

    Why don’t you ask every athlete in the locker room if they have ever said anything they wouldn’t want their children to hear?

  20. sirmetaphor says: Oct 12, 2016 1:33 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:31 PM
    Grade A moron for openly supporting a side. President Clinton is going to win in a landslide. GOP is FINISHED!!!
    _______________________

    If Trump wins the two party system is finished.

    Two choices are really just one, as far as they’re concerned. Controlling the sheep is much easier if you give them ‘choices’. Why do you think Bush and W Bush are polling for Hillary?

  21. patsxsaintsfan says: Oct 12, 2016 1:33 PM

    I love me some Tom but I hate me some Donald.

  22. substanceoverceremony says: Oct 12, 2016 1:34 PM

    He was asked a non-football question, and he dodged it. A Patriots dodging a non-football question in

    He’s on to Cincinnati.

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 12, 2016 1:35 PM

    Is Brady in the basket of deplorables? Shame on him if he is.

  24. parilli15 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:35 PM

    The hat was in his locker in early September 2015. Yes, last year. At the time Trump was considered a respectable candidate, at least compared to the likes of Ted Cruz and others. A lot has happened since then, and bringing up politics in the locker room today isn’t conducive to team harmony. Thus the polite no comment.

  25. jspeedbar says: Oct 12, 2016 1:37 PM

    Brady did what we wish PFT would do…stay in your lane. Write about football.

  26. fluiddarkness says: Oct 12, 2016 1:39 PM

    It’s amazing how so many people cover up for this dirtbag. And not just the one running for office.

  27. areyoudue says: Oct 12, 2016 1:43 PM

    What Trump said was juvenile and stupid, but at least he apologized. What Clinton has done is criminal, and she should be in jail. But don’t let the facts get in the way. (Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods #neverforget)

  28. mannyiac says: Oct 12, 2016 1:49 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    You couldn’t be more wrong about this.You’re reading into something that isn’t there.

  29. silverandblack052099 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:49 PM

    “Brady’s perfectly within his rights to support whichever candidate he wants, and to do so as actively or passively as he chooses. But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    Not only does this paragraph contradict itself but you are making quite a reach by saying Brady doesn’t have a problem with what was said because he chose not to say anything about it. I think Brady knows that he plays QB and his political opinion is not relevant, especially when the reporters are there to ask football related questions.

  30. factschecker says: Oct 12, 2016 1:49 PM

    I’ll tell you who is NOT going to win the election….

    The American public. We lose no matter what happens.

  31. justsayin70 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:54 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:35 PM
    Is Brady in the basket of deplorables? Shame on him if he is.

    ——————
    When hillary was talking about the “basket of deplorables,” she was really referring to patriots’ fans.

  32. carloswlassiter says: Oct 12, 2016 1:56 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:22 PM

    This is what the Democrats do, they bully you even over essentially nothing.

    This is why the polls mean nothing, the silent vote is going to roar on Nov. 8th.
    ————————————————————–
    So women and minorities are going to rise up and support this idiot? Um, I don’t think so. And when Hillary wins in one of the biggest landslides in US election history, will you promise to skulk away?

  33. qbarrel says: Oct 12, 2016 1:57 PM

    Wait a minute:

    – Brady then smiled an uncomfortable smile, said, “Thank you guys, have a good day,”

    – But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.

    You just said he looked “uncomfortable” before accusing him of not “expressing a polite level of discomfort”. Way to contradict yourself.

  34. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 12, 2016 1:57 PM

    Why should Brady answer a question about politics? If he doesn’t want to comment on the situation, that does not mean that he is okay with it. He just doesn’t want to provide a sound bite that will be used against the candidate he supports. If the reporter had asked Brady about his opinions on both Trump and Clinton, he may have been more willing to respond. Personally, I’d rather not hear from sports guys about their political opinions.

  35. buffalosunshine says: Oct 12, 2016 1:57 PM

    this is funny to me.. don’t get mad cause Trump got caught being himself.. Bill isn’t running so you can take his name outta your mouth.. as to Hillary.. let me think.. she got revenge on women who were sleeping with her husband??? so which man in here wouldn’t “get revenge” on the women sleeping with their wives? Seems like normal stuff to me. Tom and anyone who supports Trump (including my coach Rex) can consume a large one as far as i am concerned. Go Bills!

  36. dietrich43 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:58 PM

    Wonder what he says about Giselle!

  37. cobrala2 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:58 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    I guess that’s one way to look at it but I think you’re making an assumption or projecting in your process.

    There are a number of other possibilities if you want to state what was tacitly implied here.

    Leave the politics out of the NFL and out of PFT. It brings on more than ample frustration upon our country all on its own without PFT wanting its own trending “me too” moments.

  38. cantonbound13 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:58 PM

    Only a cheater would back trash like Trump. Brady is a cheater & deplorable.

  39. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 12, 2016 1:59 PM

    Boston is quite the Democratic town, so why do they love Trump’s buddy Tom Brady?

  40. cowboylover says: Oct 12, 2016 1:59 PM

    Check out the picture of our leader and accompanying article on Drudge today. Gross.

  41. qbarrel says: Oct 12, 2016 2:00 PM

    substanceoverceremony says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:34 PM
    He was asked a non-football question, and he dodged it. A Patriots dodging a non-football question in

    He’s on to Cincinnati.

    ————————

    ^^ Best post of the day right there ^^

  42. idpfantasyfootball says: Oct 12, 2016 2:01 PM

    OK, so I watched the Trump vid and I am not offended. The guy is an entertainer and was playing to his audience – who was laughing at his antics. So, he continued to exaggerate his joking for laughs and took it too far. Big deal…

    The people that take Trump literally in situations such as this are the morons.

  43. kfoyo808 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:02 PM

    I want Mark Cuban to start a major 3rd party. He’s said he’s neither D nor R. Days of Choice A or Choice B are over.

  44. jeffreyshulenburg says: Oct 12, 2016 2:05 PM

    Grade A moron for openly supporting a side. President Clinton is going to win in a landslide. GOP is FINISHED!!!

    Figures you’s support a felon.

    ________________________________________

    IMO, the fact that so many people (around 50% of the country) are supporting a possible felon over Trump speaks wonders for him🙂

  45. drakost says: Oct 12, 2016 2:05 PM

    Obviously this reporter has never been in a locker room in his life. Seriously. Much worse has been said in high school locker rooms. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a Trump supporter. I think both candidates are equally inept.

  46. maust1013 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:08 PM

    trailerparkking says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:27 PM

    Brady dumped his pregnant girlfriend, he is a deadbeat.
    =================

    Moynihan herself did not know she was pregnant when they split. They ended their relationship the end of November, their son was born the following August. She has also gone on record saying he is a great Dad. All of which has been pointed out to you before. Since the subject at hand is politics, this quote from another particularly ugly US political moment seems like a fitting reply:
    “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

  47. silverhornet says: Oct 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    “The Patriots quarterback, as you might imagine considering his previous support for Trump, was asked about recently-released crude remarks by the candidate, which he dismissed as “locker room talk.””

    See this is just a factually incorrect statement. The remarks weren’t made by Trump THE CANDIDATE. They were made 11 years ago by Trump THE CELEBRITY.

  48. zeke2517 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:12 PM

    Slimebag.

  49. free2speakoften says: Oct 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    That question was asked for one purpose; to use Tom Brady. It was not asked to actually know how Tom felt on the subject. Tom should not have answered that question. He would have put himself in the middle of someone else’s fight.

    I will add, I am disgusted with Trump. I am voting against Trump. I don’t need Tom Brady to tell me those comments are disgusting and are not any indicative of locker room talk. I am disgusted with the press trying to bait people like that.

  50. lunar2013 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:14 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    That was a pretty big giant leap from someone not interested in getting involved in the conversation.

  51. bigotshamer says: Oct 12, 2016 2:19 PM

    What about Donnie barging into the dressing room of Miss Teen USA contestants? The guy is a lowlife and his supporters are enablers.

  52. dcpatfan says: Oct 12, 2016 2:19 PM

    But pehghton did financially support Jeb Bush

  53. bleedingfacemask says: Oct 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    “But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.”

    Or perhaps Brady implied that this type of question is outside the realm of football, and he only wants to answer football questions once the season has started.

    It’s almost seems like some people have never heard of The Patriot Way…

  54. orcahawk says: Oct 12, 2016 2:21 PM

    I hate when politics gets in my sports and visa versa. Brady probably should have been ready for that question since it was really inevitable given this silly election season. Ugh. So, can we play ball now?

  55. mmack66 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:22 PM

    Bill would have probably told that reporter to go fudge himself, and then exited stage left.

  56. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 12, 2016 2:22 PM

    Trump never said anything about kissing or groping women against their will. You must have him confused with Bill Clinton or Al Gore

  57. bigotshamer says: Oct 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    Most of us have been in a locker room hundreds of times. If you have been in a locker room and heard guys bragging about sexual assault, we have to wonder just what kind of guys you’re associating with.

  58. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 12, 2016 2:26 PM

    When hillary was talking about the “basket of deplorables,” she was really referring to patriots’ fans.

    5 12

    That ladies is the quote of the week right there.

    On a side note Brady’s opinion on politics was not the reason for the presser. He doesn’t have any obligation to be forthcoming on his political views. To assume he approves of Trumps action by his no comment is far worse than assuming he didn’t cheat.

  59. destructicus says: Oct 12, 2016 2:31 PM

    Trump making that statement is evidence that we need people like Tom Brady to counter it and help fight old school misogyny.

    There are practical reasons why this fight is important.

    Tom didn’t approve Trumps comments by neglecting to make a statement. But he failed to hit a home run for women. He didn’t even swing. It might very well be important to him, and that’s it’s own disappointing failure.

  60. briang123 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:35 PM

    I have laughed all week at all of these athletes acting like lockers rooms are places of dialogue resembling a My Little Pony cartoon or an Amish community meeting. Spare me.

    And if you want to know why ratings in the NFL are down, here is yet another example. Bringing politics into football.

    And call me when someone lists all of Hillary’s transgressions to LeBron and demands he provide his opinions on those.

  61. aballinhighgrass says: Oct 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    Brady’s perfectly within his rights to support whichever candidate he wants, and to do so as actively or passively as he chooses. But by not even expressing a polite level of discomfort with a man bragging about kissing and groping women whether they invited his advances or not, Brady has tacitly implied that it wasn’t a big deal to him.

    We’re guessing many of the people he shares a locker room with — many of whom have daughters or wives or mothers — do not agree.

    —————————————————————

    I find this conclusion and the thought police implications far more offensive and dangerous than anything Trump said.

  62. JSpicoli says: Oct 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    Support Hillary and Support the Demise of America

  63. fishyinalittledishy says: Oct 12, 2016 2:37 PM

    Trump might own some fantastic golf courses but he is no golfer. Golf is a game of integrity and self policing. Golfers call penalties on themselves and don’t cheat. Trump is a known cheater. Brady should distance himself from cheaters. It does not do his reputation any good. Oh ! But !! Lmao.

  64. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    I also have to say I see a lot of people here who have been very angry and outraged about the kneeling during the National Anthem protests who have often said “I don’t want politics with my sports the players should shut up and play ball”.

    However you’re happy to have politics with football if it means you can use it to bash Brady for having done nothing at all wrong.

  65. dmca12 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    Drawing that conclusion from Brady’s response is ridiculous overreaching which is endemic of the press these days. Maybe Brady walked away because he is there to be a football player and answer football questions and isn’t mixing politics with football. I’m fine with football being just football. Ask him about the other stuff some other time and place. Bogus and shameful conclusion to draw, and I am not Pats fan.

  66. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:43 PM

    Trump brings out the worst in people. Apart from his lack of civic and political experience he has the knuckle dragging mouth breathers wanting to throw Hillary in jail someone for something she’s never been convicted of. This isn’t Russia where you can imprison political opponents.

    So many have come out against him because Hillary is the only sane one on the ticket. Use your heads, she’s been indicted numerous times by REPUBLICAN committees that have found NOTHING to prosecute he for. There’s no smoking gun, no crime but you have a whole lot of deplorables who are terrified and offended by a strong woman. Trump’s behavior demonstrates a low understanding of the office he’s running for.

  67. mmack66 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:45 PM

    justsayin70 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:54 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:35 PM
    Is Brady in the basket of deplorables? Shame on him if he is.

    ——————
    When hillary was talking about the “basket of deplorables,” she was really referring to Jets fans that masquerade as patriots’ fans.
    —————————-

    Fixed it for you.

  68. mmack66 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:50 PM

    bigotshamer says:
    Oct 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    Most of us have been in a locker room hundreds of times. If you have been in a locker room and heard guys bragging about sexual assault, we have to wonder just what kind of guys you’re associating with.
    ————————-

    That’s what you get for hanging around in the Steeler’s locker room.

  69. patsfan112 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:53 PM

    No one should have even asked him that question in the first place. We all know he doesn’t like discussing politics to the media so what reason would someone have to ask him that other then sound bite? And why the hell do his kids need to be dragged into it? No wonder Belichick hates the media. Tom did the right thing.

  70. bnwpnw says: Oct 12, 2016 2:54 PM

    And just when I thought my opinion of Brady couldn’t drop any lower.

  71. silverhornet says: Oct 12, 2016 2:54 PM

    Bill Clinton is now calling all Trump supporters rednecks. So we have that going for us now as well. Woo…

  72. silverhornet says: Oct 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    Chelsea Clinton… Not Bill’s daughter.

  73. grahzue says: Oct 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    Can I please just enjoy ONE THING without stupid politics seeming into it. I watch football to get away from everything else. You guys are a football site, can we stick to the football… please?

  74. pw1265 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:58 PM

    He is a Drumpf supporter, so he has the same beliefs as Drumpf.

    Brady must embrace hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, fraud, swindling, lying, sexual predator, narcissist, sociopath or Brady embodies those traits himself.

    Either way, they are both pathetic human beings.

  75. russrpm says: Oct 12, 2016 2:58 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen……. Tom Terrific!! Let’s give him a hand!

  76. sirmetaphor says: Oct 12, 2016 3:01 PM

    grahzue says:
    Oct 12, 2016 2:57 PM
    Can I please just enjoy ONE THING without stupid politics seeming into it. I watch football to get away from everything else. You guys are a football site, can we stick to the football… please?
    ___________
    Who forced you to read this story?
    Then, who forced you to post your opinion on it?
    You’re in control of your decisions.

  77. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 12, 2016 3:04 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:22 PM

    This is what the Democrats do, they bully you even over essentially nothing.

    This is why the polls mean nothing, the silent vote is going to roar on Nov. 8th.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If they’re bullying you, just run tell the teacher. That’s what milquetoasts generally do.

  78. kcflake says: Oct 12, 2016 3:04 PM

    Man, you would think one place you could go to and not have to see the political propaganda, it would be profootballtalk. But No. Here it is.

    Maybe you guys should start politicstalk.com, and shoot this article over there.

  79. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 12, 2016 3:06 PM

    Tom Brady should have never been asked such a question!!! Last time I checked, he played in the NFL, as his profession. I am so sick of the political crap that has gone on this season on EVERY football site!! However, I will confess, that I will be anxiously awaiting the TV ratings for this coming week. Kaepernick, being a starter, has brought out a lot of anger. Could be interesting, since Rex Ryan’s team pays due respect, and always stands for the Anthem, just like my ‘Boys do, also! I would not want to be going against their D…….

  80. stoptrippn says: Oct 12, 2016 3:07 PM

    I bet the players will remember his support. Especially the ones on defense

  81. danceswithflorio says: Oct 12, 2016 3:11 PM

    If only men voted, Republicans would win every presidential election in a landslide(including this one).

    Tom Brady is a man. If Tom Brady is a Republican, he’s like the vast majority of other men.

  82. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Oct 12, 2016 3:13 PM

    NFL.com published this story yet failed to report when Rex Ryan,that Packer QB and and some idiot DB from Denver actually answered the same question .

  83. pencilmonkeymagic says: Oct 12, 2016 3:14 PM

    “majormeatcurtains says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:24 PM
    My vote is not for Trump, it’s against Hillary.”

    – – –

    The vote counting won’t see it that way.

  84. psmith7716 says: Oct 12, 2016 3:15 PM

    Let’s keep this board on football issues, not National Inquiry talk.

  85. dsigrey says: Oct 12, 2016 3:15 PM

    Seriously???? Making a mountain of a mole hill here. Why should Brady talk anything but football? “Scrambled “???? Did you watch the footage? Pathetic reporting.

  86. sinkit5 says: Oct 12, 2016 3:17 PM

    my wife never uses bad language in front of kids or in public, but get her going with the girls and some wine flowing the things they say almost make me blush..
    men of a certain age laugh at this because it used to be what happens in locker room stay in locker room and this is just a term that was used back in the day
    being crude and vulgar is not nice

    lying,cheating, deleting etc. is a criminal act

  87. bspurloc says: Oct 12, 2016 3:22 PM

    .
    locker room talk is one thing…

    Telling some RANDOM dude without care, how u can assault any girl u want including employees without care is a completely different thing.
    responding to that with “bill clinton” is merely 3 year old tactics of look over there.
    responding with xyz did it too, just shows u have no remorse for what u did and are a predator, primed and ready to keep the hands grabbing, without care.
    the boss no man likes, the boss every female fears

  88. kcflake says: Oct 12, 2016 3:27 PM

    I bet the players will remember his support. Especially the ones on defense.

    Those players are too busy kneeling and disgracing the flag.

  89. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 12, 2016 3:31 PM

    By prominently displaying the (made in China) “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker where it would without doubt be seen on camera, Brady opened himself up to the question.

    I generally kind of like Brady and I specifically dislike Kaepernick… but Kaepernick has shown much greater personal fortitude than has Brady as pertains to their politics.

    I completely disagree with the methodology Kaepernick used to “get his message out there” but he at least had, and has, the stones to own it, knowing from minute one that he’d take some heat for it. Brady pretty much slunk away, and that’s disappointing.

  90. jerrytagge says: Oct 12, 2016 3:31 PM

    Cool. Now ask him what he thinks of Hillary calling the majority of his locker room “super predators that need to be brought to heel”.

  91. p8ryts says: Oct 12, 2016 3:34 PM

    Classical media BS. One idiot tries to get a story going out of something and then another idiot tries to make something out of it.

    The past couple of weeks of listening to sports talk radio has resulted in changing stations repeatedly and more often that not, turning it off altogether.

  92. justbegbaby says: Oct 12, 2016 3:35 PM

    “OMG! How could they ask such a question of our darling Tom! This is deplorable!”

    The question was fair. Through actions and words, Tom has let it be known that Trump is his manbro. They golf together, party in the Hamptons…………..Darling Tom opened the door on this one. The questions was fair (as was his refusal to answer).

  93. threenails says: Oct 12, 2016 3:35 PM

    Wow, when did Hillary become the picture of morality….smh. I love how they take one admittedly bad moment that has nothing to do with running this country and overshadow the repeated failures Hillary to protect this country, obey the law and demonstrate respect for women. I’d rather have someone say what’s on his mind, good or bad, than someone who says one things, lies about it, covers it up, doesn’t do anything and gets people killed, laughs about getting a child rapist off… the list goes on. Yeah sure, she’s something to be proud of….

  94. rcali says: Oct 12, 2016 3:39 PM

    That’s not fair, he did not receive this question before hand from the media!

  95. ebdug says: Oct 12, 2016 3:42 PM

    Brady took the high road and made that reporter look like the jerk he was. The buzzword in that question was ‘kids’, not ‘Trump’.

  96. patsfan1820 says: Oct 12, 2016 3:47 PM

    So not answering the question means he agrees with Trump? You have to love the faux outrage about this story. Give me a break. We have a candidate that has various media outlets on her side, got 4 Americans killed in Benghazi, funneled money through a phony charity to line her own pockets, and has accepted money from oppressive countries like Saudi Arabia and Yemen despite masquerading around as a champion of human rights and people are mad at offensive things Donald Trump said 11 years ago? There are plenty of things to get mad at Trump for like underpaying his workers and dodging his taxes, but this story is so overblown it is ridiculous. Gary Johnson supporter by the way.

  97. joeychittwood says: Oct 12, 2016 3:49 PM

    Better that than having to explain to my daughter why hillary tried to ruin the lives of the women her husband raped…. because she was more concerned with her career than those victims.
    The media is sad

  98. Staticphear says: Oct 12, 2016 4:06 PM

    FACT: In the 2nd debate ,Trump said he never did anything he said in that recording.

  99. nderdog says: Oct 12, 2016 4:30 PM

    Pretty sure that this comment thread is conclusive proof that football leads to brain damage. Apparently even reading about football is sufficient to make large numbers of people believe that Trump is something other than a racist sexist clueless crapweasel. Sad.

  100. exinsidetrader says: Oct 12, 2016 4:37 PM

    Meanwhile in the real world, Hillary wants to start a war with Russia to distract from her corruption being exposed by Wikileaks and Russia is ordering all family members back home with that fear in mind (Google it as the MSMedia is ignoring the risks she is creating).

    TRUMP was great for 40 years and had a decade-long show on NBC until he decided to commit the sin of challenging a Democrat for power. How stupid and gullible do you have to be not to see the media manipulation?

  101. mediasloppy says: Oct 12, 2016 4:46 PM

    Trump also bragged on how he like to look around in the dressing room area during his beauty pageants. He left out the part where he did the same thing at Miss Teen USA. The guy is a creep.

    It’s also funny when Trump fanatics blame the mainstream media for everything, while the truth is the mainstream media gives Trump all the free TV time he wants.

  102. bigotshamer says: Oct 12, 2016 4:50 PM

    Trump was great? When? When he was dodging the draft? When he was getting sued and fined by the DOJ for discrimination in housing? When he was raping his first wife? When he was cheating on his first wife with his second wife? When he wanted his second wife to get an abortion? When he was cheating on his second wife? When he avoided paying taxes for 20 years? When he was filing for bankruptcy again… and again… and again… and again? When he was (allegedly) raping a 13 year old child? When he was failing at one endeavor after another?

    If you want to support the guy, that is your prerogative. But at the very least, admit what you’re voting for.

  103. ninespot says: Oct 12, 2016 5:04 PM

    You guys act like this will be the only video released of Trump being Trump.

    The bar has been set so low. Our children and country deserves better than a TMZ President.

  104. lizzzy321 says: Oct 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    Brady has not tacitly implied any such thing. Tom Brady has been targeted by the media for 2 years on Delfategate. Many in the media aided the NFL in their lies about Deflategate. Now that Deflategate is over with, The Patriots on the whole are all business. They are required to be at these press conferences per their agreement with the NFL, but beyond answering questions about next week’s game, they’re not interested. Not Bill, not Tom.

    Tom has not endorsed Trump. Was invited to the Republican convention and declined. Has told the media since Day One of Trump’s campaign that his political views are private. He has not expressed any approval of what Trump had to say.

    He walked out of the press conference as he and Bill Belichick have done so far this season, whenever the questions turned to anything not related to questions on next week’s game. And I believe the media knows that quite well, and is still trying to make this into something it is not.

    I’m just completely sick of the media.

  105. notjcred says: Oct 12, 2016 6:10 PM

    An NFL presser is an inappropriate forum to bait anyone into political debate. There’s also zero substantive profootballtalk in this exchange to merit reading about it here and no demand for political editorializing from sports-bloggers.

    The NFL and the spin-off industry of NFL coverage can’t figure out why ratings are down when the reason is obvious. When the inherently polarizing subject of politics relentlessly infects the most agreeable institution of American culture, it becomes less agreeable.

  106. switchwitch59 says: Oct 12, 2016 6:36 PM

    PFT, you have been posting articles about the falling ratings of NFL games for weeks, most of the answers have been something like “get the politics out of football.” If you are trying to lose mouse clicks, this will do it. If we don’t want to see political statements during games, what makes you think we want to be accosted by them here? Just stop trolling the ignorant.

  107. sportschatterdotco says: Oct 12, 2016 6:39 PM

    I dont know how anyone can support either of the main 2 choices. All the bickering over them is maddening, we are not getting a good Pres either way. Both are just awful people and most of the country is arguing over them

    what a mess

  108. youknowiknowitall says: Oct 12, 2016 7:24 PM

    Connecting dots that aren’t even there. This is exactly what’s wrong with the media.

  109. ztigr says: Oct 12, 2016 7:49 PM

    This guy must have missed the point that dumping the world’s problems on Tom Brady is old news and been done. Just because I’m a huge Brady and Patriot fan does not mean I give 2 hoots about his political opinions

  110. ibillwt says: Oct 12, 2016 9:26 PM

    Go ambush Manning or Rothlisberger on this. They actually have a misogynist history.

  111. imodan says: Oct 12, 2016 10:52 PM

    idpfantasyfootball says:
    Oct 12, 2016 2:01 PM

    OK, so I watched the Trump vid and I am not offended. The guy is an entertainer and was playing to his audience – who was laughing at his antics. So, he continued to exaggerate his joking for laughs and took it too far. Big deal…

    The people that take Trump literally in situations such as this are the morons.
    ——————————————————-
    Sure, he was kidding, haha. Acting like an adolescent isn’t my idea of presidential. Apparently after the allegations of improper and unwanted touching that came out today it’s probably safe to say he wasn’t joking, he was bragging.

  112. smartcollegefootball says: Oct 12, 2016 11:51 PM

    The Patriot Way

  113. bullcharger says: Oct 13, 2016 9:19 AM

    Wrong. It doesn’t implicitly imply anything. No good can come from any comment he makes. He would either have to trash his friend or say it isn’t a big deal, which it is and he would get clobbered for that.

  114. greggallmansliver says: Oct 13, 2016 1:31 PM

    Dear Brady haters;
    By criticizing him for not answering the question you are tacitly implying that you care what the had to say? If he’s all the things you say he is why would you care? Sorry to have put your tiny brains in a pretzel but you have a few days to regroup before Sunday’s game.

  115. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 13, 2016 4:06 PM

    Tsk, tsk, Tommy’s had a bromance with Trump for years. Where’s the loyalty?

    I mean just because Hillary calls you a deplorable? Really now.

  116. fireroger says: Oct 13, 2016 4:46 PM

    OMG … keep throwing TDs and winning games. Nobody cares who any NFL player votes for. If you do you’re kidding yourself. Sheesh.

  117. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 13, 2016 4:55 PM

    Bottom line: Tommy was fine taking all the golf outings, pageant judgings and perks that go with hangin’ with the Donald.

    But now that the heat’s on, hey, time to giggle my way out the door… oh how silly can you be to DARE ask me about this Trump guy? What, ME have an opinion?

    Hat? What hat?

    It’s truly hilarious.

  118. gofor2with3pointlead says: Oct 13, 2016 10:52 PM

    Tommy boy proving, loyalty only goes so far. Your time is coming Tommy, gonna drop you on the next block with a mouthful of goo.

  119. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 14, 2016 10:45 AM

    A number of athletes in different sports were asked this question, and had no problem answering. So what’s so “ridiculous” about the question?

    And it’s not even about “not wanting to be political” as Tommy tries to claim… it’s about how you feel about the treatment of women and whether this is “just locker room talk” or not.

    No, this is about, once again, Tommy Brady’s right to be privileged and above things and not answer.

  120. bradjames33160 says: Oct 14, 2016 11:58 AM

    Evan McMullin for me. We Utahns know what’s best for the country even though no one pays attention to us. It’s cool. Obscurity is just fine. What isn’t just fine is what the Patriots’ on-field leader endorses. Trump is a scumbag and Hillary is a criminal. That’s why I like the NFL without politics but you cannot get everything you want, now can you?

  121. mrreality1 says: Oct 14, 2016 3:42 PM

    Liberals suck! I am by no means a Tom Brady fan but this is ridiculous. Society is more worried about what one candidate says vs what the other has done. I don’t know what the world is coming to. The fact that Tom didn’t want to talk about this just means he didn’t want to talk about it. It doesn’t imply anything unlike his text messages to McNally and Jastremski.

  122. veddermn8 says: Oct 14, 2016 4:49 PM

    mrreality1 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 3:42 PM

    Liberals suck! I am by no means a Tom Brady fan but this is ridiculous. Society is more worried about what one candidate says vs what the other has done. I don’t know what the world is coming to. The fact that Tom didn’t want to talk about this just means he didn’t want to talk about it. It doesn’t imply anything unlike his text messages to McNally and Jastremski.

    …….

    There exactly zero Brady texts to McNally and Jastremski in the Wells report, not sure where you got that.

  123. veddermn8 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:06 PM

    Pro athletes are coached by PR specialists to give noncontroversial answers. To assume Brady agrees with Trump is to completely ignore the thousands of examples historically of athletes giving boring non-answers to sports writers trying to get a compelling story. Its bad form for a writer to create a story where there is none as is the case here.

  124. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    mrreality1 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 3:42 PM

    There exactly zero Brady texts to McNally and Jastremski in the Wells report, not sure where you got that.
    ————————————————-

    No, but Jastremski makes it pretty clear he’s been talking to Tom, who’s been talking about McNally.

    You’re probably using the same technicalities to excuse Tom from commenting on the question when only about a zillion other athletes have done so.

  125. veddermn8 says: Oct 14, 2016 8:45 PM

    Yea and exactly zero texts refer to setting psi below 12.5 or to a scheme to tamper after ref inspection. And the only scientists to agree with the NFL were paid by the NFL.

    And if “a zillion” have chimed in than ten times that have deferred comment. And Brady didn’t comment on Aaron Hernandez either. According to this writer’s logic, this means he was probably in on it.

  126. whispersd says: Oct 15, 2016 1:06 AM

    “And it’s not even about “not wanting to be political” as Tommy tries to claim… ”

    Most athletes were not recently publicly supported by Donald Trump when 80% of the country were calling him a cheater. It’s called “personal loyalty”. Sometimes life requires us to show loyalty to people that we find embarrassing.

    Meanwhile, President Obama, of all people, was making deflation jokes. I’m a Democrat and I agree with Brady not going after Trump here.

  127. djvh2 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:05 PM

    It could be worse. You could have a candidate who supported her husband when he actually assaulted multiple women and who is much more of a predator than Trump. She also defended a guy who raped a 12 year old girl and got him off on that, then laughed about how she pulled it off. She is corrupt at everything (not just some things) she has ever done, and has a lot of experience – all negative.

    To summarize: Trump embarrassed himself, Hillary is an embarrassment.

    It’s so hypocritical that when Bill Clinton did worse things and lied about it under oath, and Hillary defended all of it, the Dems said it was “just about sex”, but now it’s a big deal.

  128. alcottclan235 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:27 PM

    justsayin70 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:54 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:35 PM
    Is Brady in the basket of deplorables? Shame on him if he is.

    ——————
    When hillary was talking about the “basket of deplorables,” she was really referring to patriots’ fans.
    ———————————————————————
    For the record, patsfan4lifesbchamps is NOT a Pats fan. He is a TROLL.

    As for your comment about Patriots fans, we’ll consider the source. You are undoubtedly a fan of a team who regularly get beat by the Pats.

  129. patsrule59 says: Oct 17, 2016 5:34 PM

    Why on earth should Brady have to answer questions about Donald Trump, just because he has said in that that they’re friends? Just because you’re friends with a person doesn’t mean you approve of or endorse everything they say and do.

    What’s really galling here is the blatant liberal double standard.

    Put it this way. If instead of having had a Donald Trump hat in his locker, Brady had a Hilary Clinton hat, would anyone in the media be asking him to explain his position on Benghazi or the email server scandal?

    Of course they wouldn’t have.

  130. fireroger says: Oct 18, 2016 12:46 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 13, 2016 4:55 PM
    Bottom line: Tommy was fine taking all the golf outings, pageant judgings and perks that go with hangin’ with the Donald.

    But now that the heat’s on, hey, time to giggle my way out the door… oh how silly can you be to DARE ask me about this Trump guy? What, ME have an opinion?

    Hat? What hat?

    It’s truly hilarious.
    ========================
    The number of times Brady was asked about his political affiliations prior to the hat? Exactly none.

  131. fireroger says: Oct 18, 2016 12:55 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    No, but Jastremski makes it pretty clear he’s been talking to Tom, who’s been talking about McNally.

    You’re probably using the same technicalities to excuse Tom from commenting on the question when only about a zillion other athletes have done so.
    ————————————————-
    Brady probably texted Edelman as well. Maybe it was Edelman that deflated the balls? There’s just as much proof in that theory as there is the one Brady got suspended for.

    I would submit it would be pretty difficult for Brady and Jastremski not to be taking to each other. More generically it would pretty hard to argue any QB and the person preparing the balls don’t talk to each other.

    It seems pretty disingenuous on your part to suggest every person on the planet has no problem discussing their political preferences. Even more so when it’s anything but the case.

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