Tom Brady takes high road after hearing Reggie Wayne called him a 'cheater'

Tom Brady takes high road after hearing Reggie Wayne called him a 'cheater'

The argument could be made that, even after just four games, Tom Brady deserves to be considered the front-runner for the NFL's MVP award. He's leading the league in completion percentage (73 percent), yards per attempt (9.8) and quarterback rating (133.9). 

But not everyone feels Brady should even be in the running for the league's top individual honor. 

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"There is no way Tom Brady can win MVP," former Colts and Patriots receiver Reggie Wayne said on NFL Total Access recently, "because he was caught cheating this year." 

Brady and Wayne spent part of the 2015 preseason together as teammates but Wayne, who was 36 at the time, was released at the end of training camp. When Brady heard mention of Wayne on WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Show on Monday, he had nothing but good things to say.

"I don't know what Reggie said or anything, but I liked being with Reggie," Brady said. "Had a lot of great conversations with him, played against him for a long time. He's a Hall of Famer. I always wish Reggie the best. He was a great player."

After Brady was told that Wayne called him a cheater, the Patriots quarterback chuckled.

"Well, I still think he's a great player, and it doesn't change the experience I had while he was here," Brady said. "I think there's been a lot of people over the years who have said a lot of things that I've disagreed with but it doesn't . . . I try to get up every day and do the best I can do." 

When the hosts of the show, Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan, expressed some disappointment that Brady would not show any ill will toward someone who had disparaged him publicly, Brady held firm.

"You give everyone else your power when you start reacting to everything that they say," Brady said. "I wouldn't change places with anybody. I got healthy kids. I love my family. And I love doing what I love to do."

Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

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Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett for injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

The Harris County district attorney's office says a grand jury indicted Bennett on Friday on a felony count of injury to the elderly.

Authorities say Bennett was a spectator at the game in Houston when he tried to get onto the field immediately after the game to see his brother, Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the Patriots at the time. Prosecutors say he pushed through security personnel, including a 66-year-old disabled woman who had told him to use a different entrance to access the field.

The Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month acquired Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.


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Robert Kraft flying high school protesters on Patriots' jet

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Robert Kraft flying high school protesters on Patriots' jet

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is using the team plane to transport high school students from Parkland, Florida. The plane will take the students from Florida to a rally in Washington, D.C. where they will stage a protest to promote gun reform.

Kraft took action after Arizona Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband asked him for help, according to CBS Boston.

The students' organized protests, which are expected to take place nation-wide, come after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which left 17 people dead.

Some students took to Twitter to thank Kraft for the gesture.