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'Tom vs. Time' producer reveals what Tom Brady told him about his relationship with Donald Trump

'Tom vs. Time' producer reveals what Tom Brady told him about his relationship with Donald Trump

Many have jumped to judge Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's relationship with president Donald Trump without knowing all of the details.

Gotham Chopra, producer of Brady's Facebook documentary Tom vs. Time, provided some context for Brady's relationship with Trump on NBC Sports Bay Area's "Warriors Insider Podcast." Chopra revealed what Brady told him about the history between him and the President of the United States.

"There's a personal relationship [between Brady and Trump] back in the day, like from way back when he was a kid or -- not kid, but like 2001," Chopra said. "He hosted a Ms. America Pageant, he played a lot of golf with president -- or, you know, Donald Trump at the time. And so, there was a history far before the guy became President Trump. And then, if you actually look now, the conversation's pretty one-sided.

"[Tom Brady] never really talked publicly about these things, never even really thought about them in many ways," Chopra continued. "But all of a sudden was put on blast during this election."

In 2015, a hat with Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" was spotted in Brady's locker. Chopra explained how the criticism for Brady possessing the hat got out of hand.

"That hat thing happened like way before the election," said Chopra. "It was like the early days, like 'this guy's running for President, kind of crazy'. Like, most of us thought, 'I mean, he's not gonna win'. And so, it just kind of snowballed, and I think those guys live at a level where everything they say or do is so scrutinized."

You can listen to the rest of Chopra's interview on the "Warriors Insider Podcast" below:

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Tom Brady 'proud' of ex-teammate Jimmy Garoppolo's success with 49ers

Tom Brady 'proud' of ex-teammate Jimmy Garoppolo's success with 49ers

Tom Brady is admiring ex-Patriots teammate Jimmy Garoppolo's success with the 49ers from afar.

Despite suffering his first loss of the season on Monday night vs. the Seahawks, the former Pats backup quarterback is thriving as San Francisco's starting QB. Garoppolo, like Brady, has his team off to an 8-1 start and pegged as a favorite to compete in Miami for Super Bowl LIV.

Brady talked about Garoppolo's early success on Monday during his weekly Westwood One interview with Jim Gray.

"He's done a great job. The point of playing football is to win, so when your team's winning and you're the quarterback, you're doing your job," Brady told Gray. "I'm certainly proud of everything that he's accomplished. He was a really great guy for me to get to know and to see on a daily basis.

"I think the great thing to see if players who take advantage of their opportunity. He had an organization that put a lot on the line to get him, and he's taken advantage of that opportunity. I know he had a tough injury last year, but he showed a lot of mental toughness in coming back from a tough injury and is playing great football."

Garoppolo was drafted by the Patriots in 2014 and served as Brady's backup until he was traded to the 49ers in 2017. The Eastern Illinois product got the chance to showcase his talents in two starts during the 2016 season, going 2-0 with four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Since then, the 28-year-old has overcome a devastating knee injury and become the leader of an NFC powerhouse that looks like it'll be in the mix for years to come. Not a bad deal for the man once thought of as Brady's potential successor.

As for Brady and the Patriots, they'll look to bounce back from their Week 10 loss to the Ravens on Sunday when they face off against the Eagles. If all goes according to plan, a February reunion for Brady and Garoppolo in Miami could be in the works.

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Rob Gronkowski reunites with David Ortiz, calls him his 'new trainer'

Rob Gronkowski reunites with David Ortiz, calls him his 'new trainer'

Two of Boston's most beloved sports figures in the city's history did some reuniting on Monday.

Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz joined forces for an Instagram video that certainly will add to the speculation about a possible comeback for the retired Patriots tight end.

“Big Papi’s my new trainer,” Gronkowski says in the video while flexing. “We are reunited.”

Watch below:

Don't get too excited though, Patriots fans. Gronk has pretty much already shut down the idea of a comeback this season and is preoccupied with some new television responsibilities. He has, however, left the door open to return to the gridiron one day.

If Gronk does decide to help out the Pats' current tight end situation, he has until Nov. 30 to make up his mind.

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