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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to discussing issues outside of football.
The future Hall of Famer recently stormed out of a press conference after being asked about comments made by personal friend Donald Trump, but when asked his thoughts on the Josh Brown domestic violence situation Monday, Brady offered more of an opinion.
“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 Monday on WEEI radio. “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.”
Brady stopped short of calling out the NFL directly for only suspending Brown one game, but hinted at the absurdity of his ongoing “Deflategate” saga that ended with him serving a four-game ban.
“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 a part of or do. It’s a terrible tragedy.
“Obviously, there is a lot of controversy with that,” Brady continued when asked specifically about his suspension versus Brown’s. “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.”