SALEM, Mass. — New England Patriots fans in attendance Thursday at the O’Keefe Complex already have forgiven Tom Brady.
The quarterback was interviewed by Jim Gray at Salem State University, and he was met with raucous applause by a packed crowd of fans dressed in their finest Patriots gear.
Gray began the event by telling Brady, “There’s an elephant in the room.”
“Where?” Brady replied.
Before Brady and Gray dove into Super Bowl XLIX, they addressed the Wells Report.
“I don’t have any reaction,” Brady said. “Our owner commented on it yesterday. It’s only been 30 hours, so I haven’t had much time to digest it fully, but when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel about it.”
“There’s still a process that’s going forth right now, and I’m involved in that process,” Brady said. “Whenever it happens, it happens. And I’ll certainly want to be very comfortable in how I feel about the statements that I make.”
Gray asked Brady if the Wells Report took away from winning the Super Bowl.
“Absolutely not,” Brady said.
He had the same reaction when Gray asked if the Wells Report tarnished the Patriots’ latest championship.
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