WEEI suspends indefinitely host who spoke negatively about Tom Brady’s daughter

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It may be irrelevant to whether Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues his weekly in-season relationship with WEEI, but WEEI has taken prompt steps to adjust its relationship with the host who crossed a line when making comments about Brady’s daughter.

Via WEEI.com, Alex Reimers has been suspended indefinitely for his remarks.

“I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said during a truncated Monday morning appearance on WEEI. “I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear that, certainly. My daughter, or any child, they certainly don’t deserve that.”

Amen to that. Players and coaches are fair game; kids are and should be off limits. Brady, whose primary obligation in life is to provide for and protect his children, has every right to be livid. Some would say (for example, I would say) that he exercised remarkable restraint.

Whether he continues the WEEI gig will likely depend on many factors, including whether and to what extent WEEI compensates Brady or one of Brady’s charities for the regular spot. I’ve questioned from time to time whether the compensation NFL players and coaches receive for weekly radio spots is worth it. For now, Brady would be right to think that it definitely isn’t.

76 responses to “WEEI suspends indefinitely host who spoke negatively about Tom Brady’s daughter

  1. WEEI is a joke station and the morning shift (though not Riemer) has had problems in the past with racially-tinged comments. They’re an embarassment locally let alone nationally.

  2. billswillnevermove says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Leave Tom alone 😭
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    Look who it is.

  3. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:47 am
    suspended for calling someone an “annoying little piss ant”. LOL
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    Not someone, but a 5 year old child. Should be fired instead of suspended.

  4. Occupational hazard. When your job is to play a doofus you sometimes don’t know when to shut the act off.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Poor Eagles. Just what they didn’t need, a ticked off Brady in the SB.
    —-
    #FakePatsFan

  6. I think it’s time we stopped witch hunting everyone who does something rude or foolish. OK, he was insensitive and impolite. We all are now and again. This isn’t something that should destroy your career or get you fired.

  7. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:47 am

    suspended for calling someone an “annoying little piss ant”. LOL

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    Um, not someone, A FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL! What is wrong with you.

  8. They have fallen SOOOOO Far, now.

    No one listens to this stations ‘personalities’ anymore. They are a combination of shock-jock wanna-be’s and old, ( VERY VERY OLD) personalities that should never be on radio again, anywhere, ever, period, amen.

    Apparently, no one told them that the world has moved on from Shock-Jock like over 15 years ago. Just flat out horrendous content on this station..
    …U N L I S T E N A B L E…

    They are completely unlistneable now. Nothing good at all comes from this Hack station anymore. Their competition OWNS them now

  9. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:47 am

    suspended for calling someone an “annoying little piss ant”. LOL
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    No, suspended for ticking off the station’s meal ticket who now will probably switch to the other local station for his weekly interview.

    I guess Reimer doesn’t realize that radio is a business, and that driving away listeners and ad dollars isn’t very smart.

  10. Reimer is a symptom of the larger problem. He takes his cues from Kirk Minihan. As long as the latter is on the show, these kinds of stupid things are going to happen.

  11. The on-air “personality” who said it IS a Child.

    Again, whoever is running that dumpster fire that is now WEEI should be fired several times over.
    Contrived, trumped-up drama queens is all they employ now. WHAT A SHAME

    Worst radio programing EEEVVVEEERRRRRR

  12. no Brady fan, obviously, but this guy has to go. no reason for that, ever. kids are off limits. even TB’s.

  13. C’mon… we’ve all thought at one point that a friend, relative, co-worker (and they’ve thought of our kids) the same thing. I’ve said it, you’ve said it. Someone has a whiney, spoiled kid that won’t shut up. Tom put his family in the public eye by putting them on this TV show. Like it or not they are going to get criticized… How’s this different than all the shows on cable that talk endlessly about the kardashian kids or Honey Boo Boo back in the day? Why does Tom get a pass? Having said that I would fire this guy ASAP if I was owner/operator of WEEI due to financial risk he just exposed my company to in loss of advertisers and strained relationship with the NE Pats. If a philly jock said this on air they’d still be spitting cheesesteak all over the room from un controlled laughter.

  14. Lol….If WEEI doesn’t fire the guy….the sponsors will pull out.

    Brady owns Boston..and watch, some of his teammates will follow.

    Then again…you piss Brady off…and usually get his best performance after. Game cannot get here fast enough.

  15. The children of celebrities and public officials are off limits (unless, of course, there is a legitimate news issue — legal issue, for instance). Period. End of story.

  16. For a local radio station they are the Most Anti-Patriots people I have ever heard.

    They all blamed Brady as a liar for Deflate Gate.

    I would hope no Patriots Player or coach ever does and interview with WEEI or ESPN again.

  17. It must be tough being an honest, good natured, sports news person. Whether it is radio or television the loudest mouths get the most coverage. You need not look any further than the popularity of the likes of Steven A., Kellerman, LaBatard, Whitlock, Cowerd etc… You do not have to make sense anymore nor do you need to tell the truth or have facts to back up your statements, just say something controversial and let the airwaves carry it to the farthest point possible. It truly is a sad testament to our society and culture that these individuals can thrive in those positions

  18. This is a disturbing trend in the media in general. How can they still wonder why we hate the media so much?

  19. terripet says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Holly n Callahan are worse than this guy
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    You’re correct but it’s Kirk & Callahan. Michael Holly is on the afternoon show and is always a gentleman.

  20. The people on that station’s early morning show are what I would characterize as maggots, and I apologize to maggots for that insult. I have wished for a long time that Brady would switch stations or at least programs.

  21. “Players and coaches are fair game; kids are and should be off limits.”

    I’d agree if it wasn’t for the fact the show host was talking about the Tom Brady reality series, in which his daughter appears. It’s not like he just out of the blue called Tom Brady’s daughter a “piss ant”.

    If Brady doesn’t want to hear about how his daughter is being annoying, then don’t put her on reality tv for all to see!

  22. I agree that making comments about peoples kids is not cool, but then Brady should not have brought his kids into the public realm like that. No different than reality tv shows about families. The kids become fair game whether we like it or not.

  23. I am glad we, as a society (for the most part) don’t stand for attacks on children, even when they are the children of famous entitled rich people that we don’t like. I don’t think anyone’s life should be ruined over this but wouldn’t mind seeing that shock jock have to flip some burgers, or run a cash register around christmas time for 8.50 an

  24. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    January 29, 2018 at 11:00 am
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 29, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Poor Eagles. Just what they didn’t need, a ticked off Brady in the SB.
    —-
    #FakePatsFan


    #Projection

  25. Brady and The Pats are the biggest phonies in sports! They blow off the media for a decade until it supports there cause and his stupid reality show about his phony family and growing up on a farm in minnesota! Only when he can pocket some dough does he finally open up to the media! biggest phony in sports and just another reason to despise this man no matter how good he is at football!

  26. Well he is commenting on the Documentary in which the 5 year old is a part of. I understand and agree with the outrage but Brady also has to understand he put his kid in the limelight. This wasn’t Tom and his kid out to dinner and people were invading his privacy it was Tom inviting everyone into his private life.

  27. Just because you are openly gay doesn’t give you the right to be rude. And by the way I don’t care about your personal life. Show some class and be respectful.

  28. Alex Reimers should be fired immediately. There are consequences for verbally attacking Brady’s young daughter and he clearly crossed the line. Patriot Nation please join me in calling for this rude person’s employment to be terminated.

  29. In every interview Tom has done, that I’ve seen or heard, he has been polite and respectful. This even through the stupidity and repugnant behaviour of “sports personalities” during all the “gates”.
    I’m glad he’s finally drawn the line and said “enough is enough”.
    AND he managed to do it in a calm respectful manner when someone went after his kid.
    And yet…….. people will still continue to find fault the person TB12 is. SMH

  30. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 29, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Unfortunately this guy will be working for CNN in a month.
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    I think you meant to write “Fox.” They hire the cast-offs from other networks after they’ve been fired for staying goofy and insensitive things.

  31. LSUStrong says:
    January 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Honest question. Is there a difference between someone saying “your child is a jerk” and saying “your child is behaving like a jerk”.

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    To be clear neither is what was said. If you are seeking to know what the words were you will have to Google on your own. They left it out of the article so I am sure they dont want it in the comments either. What he did say would fairly anger any father.

  32. this268103845 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    Kids are off limits blah blah blah. Dont put em on tv then. He said something stupid, but this politically correct bs is ridiculously. 1984
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    In most societies, it’s taken for granted that 5-year-olds can misbehave or act up because they haven’t yet reached a certain maturity level. So insulting 5-year-olds is considered low-rent. Why is that so tough for you to understand?

  33. nfliferfan22 says:

    January 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Brady and The Pats are the biggest phonies in sports! They blow off the media for a decade until it supports there cause and his stupid reality show about his phony family and growing up on a farm in minnesota! Only when he can pocket some dough does he finally open up to the media! biggest phony in sports and just another reason to despise this man no matter how good he is at football!

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    I would love to know where you got your facts on this entire post.

  34. His daughter is not a child actor, and not the center of the piece. This is not like Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians. It’s just a look at his home life. If they wanted to do something like that and use his daughter as a prop on the radio, they probably should have discussed it with him in advance instead of just dropping it out there.

  35. nfliferfan22 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    Brady and The Pats are the biggest phonies in sports! They blow off the media for a decade until it supports there cause and his stupid reality show about his phony family and growing up on a farm in minnesota! Only when he can pocket some dough does he finally open up to the media! biggest phony in sports and just another reason to despise this man no matter how good he is at football!

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    Brady is raising his kids in a mansion in Brookline MA. He himself grew up in California and went to college in Michigan. His wife is from Brazil. The only Minnesota connection I know of is that he is about to play a Superbowl there. I am not sure what ever you read/saw was about Brady.

  36. At lifetimefan, you said it but let’s face facts. What those loudmouths that you listed do is entertain (if you’re one to be entertained by their BS). People are not going to tune in to watch a consummate journalistic and reporting pro like Bob Ley; the man is a snore session while those guys are a “boor” session who stir people’s emotions, whether good or (most likely) bad compel people to watch.

  37. Four Wheel Low says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    LSUStrong says:
    January 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Honest question. Is there a difference between someone saying “your child is a jerk” and saying “your child is behaving like a jerk”.

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    To be clear neither is what was said. If you are seeking to know what the words were you will have to Google on your own. They left it out of the article so I am sure they dont want it in the comments either. What he did say would fairly anger any father.
    __________________________________

    I know what was said. I put the actual words used in a post that the mod rejected. Anyway, this is not about the exact insult used but the semantics of how it was said.

  38. ———————-
    Brady is raising his kids in a mansion in Brookline MA. He himself grew up in California and went to college in Michigan. His wife is from Brazil. The only Minnesota connection I know of is that he is about to play a Superbowl there. I am not sure what ever you read/saw was about Brady.
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    You are certainly uninformed. Brady’s mother is from Minnesota and his grandparents farm is where Brady spent time as a young person.

  39. In most societies, it’s taken for granted that 5-year-olds can misbehave or act up because they haven’t yet reached a certain maturity level. So insulting 5-year-olds is considered low-rent. Why is that so tough for you to understand?

    Learn how to read. I understand very well. He said something rude, he didn’t smack the kid. Or grab a woman. Or anything that serious. Get a life.

  40. Love Brady but he exposed his family to that garbage when he allowed filming in his house. Don’t ever trust the media to not sell you out, it’s what they do, just like the song “dirty laundry”.

  41. (a) This rude comment was made by Reimers during the lead to the Super Bowl with the intent of inciting Tom Brady. Seems pretty deliberate attempt to try to distract him at the most critical time of the year, knowing that his natural inclination will be to defend his daughter.
    (b) Reimers seems surprised that Tom and Giselle have a little girl with a strong personality. She hasn’t been raised on junk food and refined sugar. She is genetically blessed to have great genes on both sides of her family and being Tom’s daughter, she is probably highly intelligent.

  42. this268103845 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    In most societies, it’s taken for granted that 5-year-olds can misbehave or act up because they haven’t yet reached a certain maturity level. So insulting 5-year-olds is considered low-rent. Why is that so tough for you to understand?

    Learn how to read. I understand very well. He said something rude, he didn’t smack the kid. Or grab a woman. Or anything that serious. Get a life.
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    So abuse is OK as long as it doesn’t involve hitting or grabbing someone? What an “enlightened” specimen.

  43. The only thing that Tom’s little daughter did in the video was tell her Dad that she was going to play soccer outside and that she was having or going to a sleepover. She was excited, like ANY 5 year-old would be. She loves her father and it shows. Is that a crime? I hope that WEEI has fired that tool by now, and if not, that Brady has severed all ties. It’s a crap station anyway.

  44. Four Wheel Low says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    xxpoisoniveyxx says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:10 pm
    If WEEI fires Reimer, They will have much bigger problem$.

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    And that would be?

    There’s an answer but it’s evidently not allowed. There are literally protected classes of people who are very hard to terminate, even with cause and documentation. Been to many hearings for UI and it’s unbelievable how hard it is to term anyone never mind special cases.

  45. Protect our children from childophobes like the greasy Reimer.

    No room for childophobes or childophobia!

  46. Someone made a comment about Brady having no connection to Minnesota, his mother was born there and his grandparents owned a farm there and reportedly as a child he spent summer there working on the farm.
    Brady is a family man, and cares deeply about his children, his daughter is 5 years old and should not be involved in this controversy. Anyone who goes after a five year old does not deserve to be on the radio. Brady’s daughter was excited and talking to her dad, there was no need to make it an issue or resort to name calling….. there is no defense of his radio comment.
    I live outside of Boston and have not listened to WEEI for several years, on air personalities have made some really inappropriate comments over the years and have lost a lot of listeners.

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