The last time Tom Brady was asked about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk,” the New England Patriot quarterback spiraled that political football right back by simply flashing his winning smile and walking off the stage:
While it looked like the quarterback might have been throwing shade at Trump, Monday morning on WEEI radio’s “Kirk and Callahan Show,” Brady was again asked about the presidential contender. He answered:
“I met him probably 15, 16 years ago. We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him. He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots. He’s been on the Patriots sideline a lot. He’s always called me after games to encourage me over the course of 15 years. That’s kind of the way it is.”
He wouldn’t say for whom he’d be voting, but he has spoken glowingly of a Donald Trump presidency before:
“I hope so. That would be great. There’d be a putting green on the White House lawn I’m sure of that.”
And he had a “Make America Great Again” hat in his Patriots locker:
Tom Brady confirms @realDonaldTrump's "Make America Great America" hat was in his locker, says he's good friend & has done "amazing" things.
— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) September 8, 2015
“Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines. I’ve been in an organization where we’re taught to say very little, we have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking.
The thing I’ve always thought is I don’t want to be a distraction for the team. That’s what my goal is. Not that there are things I’ve said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be. It’s just hard enough to win and prepare without the distractions so when you start having the distractions it’s even harder to prepare.”
Brady didn’t appear to be too distracted by the “locker room talk” question this weekend. The Patriots destroyed the Bengals in Sunday’s latest NFL match up.