Tom Brady angered by suggestion he made fun of Robert Kraft’s legal issue

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is denying that he made a joke at Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s expense in a recent TV cameo, and lashing out at reporters suggesting that he was.

Brady was asked today what he was thinking when he filmed a scene that showed him exiting a spa and looking satisfied, in what some saw as a reference to Kraft being charged with solicitation of prostitution in a massage parlor. Brady took issue with the question.

“It’s not what that was about,” Brady said as he was surrounded by reporters in the Patriots’ locker room. “I think that was taken out of context just like you’re taking it out of context and trying to make it a story for yourself, which has a negative connotation to it, which I don’t appreciate.”

Brady said he had no idea that the scene would show him exiting a spa, and that he agreed to appear in the show before the incident with Kraft took place.

“It was shot on a green screen,” he said. “It was written four years ago. It’s unfortunate that people would choose to think I would do something like that about Mr. Kraft.”

Brady said he supports Kraft completely and would never make light of the situation.

“I love him dearly. I sympathize with a lot of things he’s gone through in his life,” Brady said.

For Brady, the similarities between the scene he shot and the real-life issue facing Kraft is just an unfortunate coincidence.

57 responses to “Tom Brady angered by suggestion he made fun of Robert Kraft’s legal issue

  1. The guy stands at the podium, week after week, and tells the press how he has to improve, how he has to get better, that he has a lot of work to do. He’s as humble as they come and he would never hurt Kraft with whom he has an extremely close relationship. Keep poking the GOAT, stairway to seven will continue with all hands on deck.

  2. It sounds like he got burned by the show runners. It’s an obnoxious thing to do, but tbh, it was kinda funny.

  3. I zipped thru this on netflix. It’s a comedy show about a guy that gets CLONED who thinks he’s just getting rejuvenated. The joke with Brady is that he’s actually a clone each time he wins the superbowl. That where the 6 times come from.

    The fact that it’s in a strip center and calls itself a spa is actually irrelevent and had nothing to do with Kraft.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    October 19, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    Pats 49, Jets 3

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    Yeah, the Jets actually had a shot at sneaking the upset until this happened.

  5. When the show went through final editing , they could have made that shop anything they wanted. Someone obviously decided it would be a hoot to make it a spa.

  6. Pats Derangement Syndrome (PDS) is pretty funny to witness sometimes. There’s no cure for it, once someone gets it, it’s pretty much hopeless. Kinda like TDS, it’s totally irrational.

  7. mackcarrington says:
    October 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm
    When the show went through final editing , they could have made that shop anything they wanted. Someone obviously decided it would be a hoot to make it a spa.
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    wrong. The story line has the cloning facility behind a spa front. they didn’t make it a spa to needle Kraft. Have a clue.

  8. Not surprised the media would stir up something at all. They’ve been attacking the Patriots at every turn ever since their 3rd Superbowl win. First the locker room was rebelling remember that story? Then Bill had lost the team remember that story? Then Tom traded Jimmy G remember that nonsense? Then Bill and Bob Kraft were fighting remember that laughable garbage? Then Bill was looking to coach another team remember that little lie? Then Tom was set to retire remember that ongoing story as every hack with a computer wants to be the first to post the story, and here we are with more of the same. It’s laughable

  9. the script had peolple recommendending the ‘spa’ that was in the strip center. What the owners were selling as ‘rejuvenation’ was actually cloning.

    the ‘spa’ word in strip mall is used in just about every one of the 8 episodes by different people. changing Bradys exit would have changed the tone. Paul Rudd is sceptical about using it. However when he sees Brady leaving and he asks Brady -who says he’s used it 6 times he’s convinced to try it. To change it througout the 8 episodes might have been costly-i don’t know.

  10. I don’t watch the show.

    However, if that’s the case, it’s unfortunate that the producer or creator would take such a liberty without giving him the chance to nix the whole thing before airing. It seems this was done without TB’s knowledge or consent, and they knew exactly how the content would be interpreted when they decided to use a spa as the storefront.

  11. PICTURE THIS!
    Miami, Feb, 2020!
    The undefeated Patriot players roar coming out of the tunnel and onto the field1
    The capacity crowd is going wild!
    Brady is missing!
    A hush comes over the stadium and TV announcers are panicking!
    A heavy fog exits the tunnel!
    Brady tentatively shuffles out of the tunnel using a walker.
    He agonizingly reaches mid-field and vehemently declares that
    “This is not where it ends! Bill and I are going to dominate this league for 5 more years!”
    Enjoy the game!

  12. hukdeep says:
    October 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    Uh oh.
    Lol @ the patties

    3 7 Rate This

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    yes, β€œlol” at the greatest sports franchise in human history

  13. Hogwash. The final edits of the cameo was closely reviewed by Brady’s legal team prior to approval and TB12 was advised of all the connotations that could arise. Duh.

  14. I keep seeing stuff on here that is short of incredible. Paul Rudd’s character goes back to the ‘spa in the strip mall’ several times over the 8 episodes. Complaining about being cloned-then going back and threatening to tell the fda- etc and etc.

    Tv show episodes are often filmed months in the past-sometime more than a year. To change all the episodes for both the spa scenes and references for all 8 episodes would probably been very costly.

  15. Not a pats fan, but if the context of the show and the scene were explained this would not be an issue. Completely harmless and actually funny as it relates to what’s going on in the show.

  16. idiedpretty says:
    October 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm
    Hogwash. The final edits of the cameo was closely reviewed by Brady’s legal team prior to approval and TB12 was advised of all the connotations that could arise. Duh.

    How do you know this. How do you know WHEN if he did it before Krafts fiasco

  17. yes, β€œlol” at the greatest sports franchise in human history
    ————
    Are you basing this on number of championships? Cause I can think of two franchises called the Yankees and Lakers who have won more.

  18. Rudd is an admitted jets fan. Of course he chose to make this a day spa and of course they released it before this game!

  19. tqaztec says:
    October 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    Oh no, Tommy mad.
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    …and we all know what happens when Tommy mad right?

    #7

  20. Hilarious! You cannot make this stuff up. Tb12 is the man but its not the medias fault that this thing is what it is. Its just crazy that it was filmed way before the Kraft incident, if thats true. The parallels are very funny.

  21. somethinsbruin says:
    October 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm
    Rudd is an admitted jets fan. Of course he chose to make this a day spa and of course they released it before this game!

    LOL. Paul Rudd is from Kansas City and is a massive Chiefs fan (he also attended KU).

    Also, the showrunners don’t determine air date schedules – that’s up to the network, in this case, Netflix.

  22. sdcharger123 says:
    October 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    yes, β€œlol” at the greatest sports franchise in human history
    β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Are you basing this on number of championships? Cause I can think of two franchises called the Yankees and Lakers who have won more.
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    You don’t have to look to far to find a franchise with more titles – try the Celtics.

  23. Guacamole is better than avacado ice cream unless you are in California where they have the best avacado ice cream but Tom will never play in his beloved home state because of the 13.3 state income tax. Tom is a business man.

  24. Robert Kraft recently hosted a “spa day” at Gillette Stadium for breast cancer survivors. Was he spoofing himself?

  25. the notion that Brady’s going to tear him up because he’s mad is just ridiculous. Calm down everyone the old man is slowing down he’s not going to torch anybody because he’s mad or upset give me a break. Nauseating

  26. Jack Bauer says:
    October 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 19, 2019 at 2:26 pm
    Pats 49, Jets 3

    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-
    Yeah, the Jets actually had a shot at sneaking the upset until this happened.

    ===========================

    no they didnt. i feel that bill takes the jets game more seriously than most people think. first he never overlooks any opponent any week, second when its the jets, with the history with him and also goodell being a former jet exec and screwing the pats multiple times on contrived narratives, hes more motivated if thats possible. bill strives for perfection every week. the pats completely dominated darnold in the last 2018 games with scheme and has a better d this time around. upset as in the jets win. please. chance to cover the point spread maybe. thats about it.

  27. To change it througout the 8 episodes might have been costly-i don’t know.

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    As well as stupid. The spa thing is why it works, duh.

  28. Leave it to the media to do something like this. They will get Brady mad and he won’t speak to them and they will wonder why.

  29. Robert Kraft recently hosted a β€œspa day” at Gillette Stadium for breast cancer survivors. Was he spoofing himself?
    ==================

    Yes. Yes, he was. Mos def.

  30. I love the goat.

    But he needed to get over himself if he does not see the correlation.

    Who cares when it was written?

    When did he record it? That is the pertinent date.

  31. Well if you’re an Atlanta fan you’re probably giving this a 28.3% chance that it’s a non story

  32. Woaaaa.
    Wooaaaaa.
    Termoil in patriot place?
    Watch for ora on the field Monday.. could affect game play.. which could then affect the streak.. which will send them to 9-7. Keeping in mind the IR list and loss of Gronkowski.

    At the end of the day, I think Brady is having an exceptional walk-off season which makes sense for his outstanding body of work, but the dynasty is over and there are plenty sizzling teams vying to take over. I’m seeing 3 strong teams playing hot potato with SB wins for the next decade β€” the Patriots aren’t in sight. NFC will hold more wins.

    β€” Colts fan

  33. Tom will never play in his beloved home state because of the 13.3 state income tax. Tom is a business man.
    ________________
    All pro athletes pay a pro-rata percentage of their state taxes to the state(s) where the games are actually played. Its called the Jock Tax, seriously.

  34. frankthefightingfanboy says:
    October 19, 2019 at 7:35 pm
    Tom will never play in his beloved home state because of the 13.3 state income tax. Tom is a business man.
    ________________
    All pro athletes pay a pro-rata percentage of their state taxes to the state(s) where the games are actually played. Its called the Jock Tax, seriously.
    ——————————————————————————–

    In 2003, the Tax Foundation conducted a study on the jock tax. It concluded that the tax is:
    Poorly targeted
    Arbitrarily enforced
    Unrealistically burdensome to athletes

    According to the foundation, the jock tax “forces traveling professionals to file potentially dozens of state and local income tax returns annually.” The foundation argues that the jock tax is poor tax policy.

    An analyst for the foundation pointed out in 2014 that because taxes are imposed on everyone who travels with a professional sports team, many individuals subject to the tax are not the stereotypical highly-paid athletes: Many trainers and scouts do not earn much more than the national median income, and players earning the league minimum in some leagues, such as Major League Soccer, earn only around $35,000 per year. This can lead to a substantial tax complexity burden because many team members have to file income taxes in around 15-20 states each year.

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