Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reached such a state of zen, that even a former teammate calling him a cheater doesn’t ruffle him.
Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Brady responded philosophically when asked about comments made by longtime Colts wideout (and five-minute Patriot) Reggie Wayne.
Wayne said that Brady should be ineligible for the MVP this year “because he was caught cheating,” but Brady had nothing but nice things to say during his weekly appearance on WEEI.
“I don’t know what Reggie said or anything, but I liked being with Reggie,” Brady said. “I actually had a lot of great conversations with him. Played against him for a long time; he’s a Hall of Famer. I always wish Reggie the best. He was a great player.”
When the hosts informed him that Wayne called him a cheater, Brady laughed.
“Well, I still think he’s a great player, and it doesn’t change the experience I had with him when he was here,” Brady said. “I think there have been a lot of people who have said things over the years that I disagree with, but I try to get up every day and do the best I can do.
“You give everyone else your power when you start reacting to everything they say. I wouldn’t change places with anybody.”
Brady has taken plenty of shots over the course of his career, but has managed to stay above the fray, seldom showing that anything bothers him.
Except Roger Goodell, of course. Brady’s clearly sticking it to the league by proxy this year, which has put him in the MVP mix despite missing four games because of #DeflateGate.