Tom Brady: Deflategate-Themed Foot Locker Ad Was ‘Just A Humorous Commercial’


FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady’s new Foot Locker commercial was the talk of Gillette Stadium this week, with most coming away impressed by the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest acting effort.

Brady discussed the genesis of the ad during his Friday news conference.

“I think it was just a humorous commercial,” he said. “I think they’ve done a pretty good job of that over the years that they’ve done these ads. It’s kind of cool. I grew up watching a lot of those, being at Foot Locker when I was growing up, so when they approached us, I thought it was a pretty humorous idea.”

The idea involved Brady ranting about Deflategate (without ever mentioning the controversy by name) to two unsuspecting people at a diner. Brady, who shot the commercial during his four-game suspension, said he didn’t think twice about poking fun about the deflated-footballs saga.

“I didn’t think about that much,” Brady said. “No, I just thought it was kind of a funny thing.”

Brady and the Patriots visit the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Thumbnail photo via Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports Images

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