Tom Brady has no reaction to Wells report, yet
Coincidentally (or not), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s first public appearance following the release of the Ted Wells report came one day after the issuance of the Ted Wells report. And while Brady’s agent has brutally attacked the report, Brady claims he has nothing to say about it. Yet.
Appearing at a Salem State University event scheduled four months ago, Brady explained to Jim Gray that Brady has no reaction yet to the Wells report.
Brady explained that, because it’s been only 30 hours since the report was released, Brady hasn’t had time to fully digest the report. He also referred generally to “the process” that will be unfolding. And the process includes discipline to be imposed by the NFL, an internal appeal, and possibly litigation.
He added that he hopes to provide his reaction to the report “hopefully soon.”
Brady seemed to be loose and relaxed (it helped that the crowd embraced him zealously and loudly), even though Gray asked plenty of pertinent questions about the situation. While Brady gave him nothing useful, Gray served up something other than a string of slo-pitch softballs.
Brady also said that, in his view, the Super Bowl win was “absolutely not” tainted, and that the team’s enjoyment of it was “absolutely not” tainted either.
It’s fitting that Brady twice used one of Rocky Balboa’s favorite words; after a fan yelled out “I love you” to Brady, he responded by saying, “I love you, too.” Rocky style.