Now that Deflategate is over, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dialed back his support of one of the people who stood by him in his time of need—GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
In an interview Monday with Boston sports radio station WEEI, Brady walked back his endorsement of his “friend” Trump, saying the media had taken his remarks too far.
“It’s just a different world than when I started in professional football,” Brady said of the media environment. “Even an off-handed comment like that, like you said, that people may run with. And I understand why people do run with it because you get the clicks and that type of stuff. It’s just people doing their job. A comment like that, I try to have fun with certain things.”
Trump offered his support of Brady during an NFL investigation into the quarterback. When Brady’s name was cleared earlier this month, Trump sent well wishes on Twitter, saying: “Congratulations to Tom Brady on yet another great victory- Tom is my friend and a total winner!”
Though Brady admitted knowing the real estate mogul for a long time and has been caught with one of Trump’s campaign hats in his locker, the NFL star was not prepared to say who he would vote for.
“Whatever I vote is going to be my own personal choice based on how I feel,” said Brady. “I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time. It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy.”
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