The idea of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell calling Tom Brady for breaking the league record for wins by a starting quarterback drew a hearty laugh from the New England Patriots signal-caller Monday night.
On if he heard from Obama: “No, I didn’t, but that’s OK. He has plenty of other things to worry about that are far more important than this.”
On Trump: “Nope. I’m sure he’s got plenty of other things to worry about, as well.”
On Goodell: “I got that question earlier today, and no. But I wouldn’t expect that anyway. That’s fine. He’s probably got plenty of other things important, as well.”
Brady also was asked if Goodell had called him on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” radio program, so the NFL commissioner didn’t contact the quarterback at any point Monday. Brady and Goodell were caught in a legal battle after the Patriots QB appealed an NFL-imposed four-game suspension for Deflategate.
Brady did receive messages from former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who previously held the record, and former Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, who held the record before Manning.
“I think that’s been the best part is hearing from so many people, family and friends, over the course of the last few days,” Brady said. “Mostly it’s — I just had so many great relationships with so many teammates of mine that have been in the thick of things with me. I think those messages are very heartfelt. I appreciate their love and their support always. I’ve just had so many former teammates and coaches reach out to me. They’re the ones you’re in the struggle with. My family, they’re proud of me no matter what. My friends, they’re proud of me no matter what. To hear from old friends and old teammates is one of the most respectful and flattering things you could ever imagine.”
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