Just about every NFL player is being asked for his reaction to the crazy incident in Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady couldn't escap the question Friday.
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the league for taking off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hitting him over the head with it.
Brady told reporters in his Friday press conference that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick uses those types of situations to remind his players of what to do and what not to do when tempers flare.
"Coach Belichick tries to use it as teaching moments," Brady said. "(He) talks about not throwing punches, not touching the referees and staying on the sidelines."
How hard is it to stay disciplined?
"It's an emotional game," Brady said. "I think I got a penalty in 2002 -- I think I've only got one penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, I kinda pushed someone back against Chicago. That might be my only unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Probably deserved a few more, but that was the only one I got called for."
The Patriots beat Garrett and the Browns 27-13 at Gillette Stadium in Week 8.
The defending Super Bowl champs return to game action Sunday afternoon with a Week 11 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
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