During his his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan Show” on Monday, Tom Brady was asked about Giants’ kicker Josh Brown’s suspension for domestic violence and somehow managed to both say a lot as well as not very much at the same time.
When the subject of Josh Brown was brought up Brady made it very clear where he personally stands on domestic abuse…
“I grew up with three sisters, I was very fortunate to learn from a loving father and a loving mother how to treat and respect women,” Brady said. “I have a daughter of my own and domestic violence is a horrible issue. It’s a tragedy when it happens. Any type of abuse or bullying of people who can’t defend or fight for themselves, I have no respect for that. Like I said, the NFL, they claim to take tough stances and this is their situation. This is their situation to deal with. I’ll let them deal with it. Like I said, I was very fortunate to grow up with sisters, a mother — I condone no part of that. That is absolutely something I would never be apart of or do. It’s a terrible tragedy.”
He’s no Annie Apple, but it’s still good to see one of the faces of the league saying such things.
However, when it was mentioned that many people find it odd that he received a four-game suspension for Deflategate while Brown only received one game for beating his wife, Brady tried to sidestep it as politically correctly as he could…
“I think it is the league’s issue,” Brady said. “Obviously, there is a lot of controversy with that. I’m trying to stay out of all that. I will let them handle it. I think that is their responsibility. I certainly don’t condone any part of domestic violence. I think it is a terrible, terrible thing. I think the league, they have to handle those types of things.”
Added Brady: “I’m just going to stay in my lane. Like I said, it’s up to them to decide whatever they want to do. I’m just going to try try and stay out of any kind of my opinion. I certainly have opinions, I just don’t really care to share them.”
Too bad. I’d like to know what he thinks of Josh Brown being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, which means as of right now the confessed wife beater is still getting paid a lot of money.
Listen to the whole thing below…
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