UPDATE: Fox Sports is reporting that the NFL will fine Tom Brady and that they will make an announcement early next week.
What’s a millionaire star quarterback to do when they’ve been implicated in a 243 page report by the NFL?
Uh, if you’re Tom Brady, you get in your helicopter and still honor your commitment to appear at a Q & A session at Salem State University. Haters be damned.
Now, mind you, Brady wasn’t about to let the session turn into a lengthy Deflategate probe (243 pages is a lot of heavy lifting and the man says he hadn’t had enough time to “digest” it all). Fox Sports, however, reports Brady did take the first four minutes of the Q & A to address the situation.
“There is a process going forward and I am involved in this process.”
Which is pretty much the equivalent of, “yes, I am Tom Brady and I am generally aware of the report that you are talking about. Thank you for asking.” He still denied any wrongdoing and said the accusations will not tarnish the Patriots’ Super Bowl win earlier this year.
In response to a question asking him how he’s feeling about the public backlash, Brady responded:
“As a human you care about what people think. I think also as a public figure you learn not everyone is going to like you. Good, bad or indifferent, there are a lot of people who don’t like Tom Brady, and I am okay with that.”
One of those people happened to be Jon Stewart.
However, the fun doesn’t end there. Turns out Deflategate is just one of the many headlines garnering attention for Brady:
– Tom Brady on being MIA from the Patriots visit to the White House this year: He needs more of a heads up to properly schedule an appearance.
– Tom Brady is totally innocent, says dad.
– Wanna bet on if Tom Brady will get fined by the NFL? Well now you can.