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Brady ends interview over comment about daughter

By Reuters | Jan 29, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady abruptly ended his weekly radio interview Monday morning for a crude remark one of the hosts made about his 5-year-old daughter last week.

Brady, who appears weekly on the “Kirk & Callahan Show” on sports radio WEEI in Boston each week, said he was disappointed with the disparaging remark when the host was discussing the “Tom vs. Time” documentary, which includes Brady’s family and has been airing as a video series on Facebook.

“I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said, per ESPN. “I’ve always tried and come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear (the comments about my daughter), certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly don’t deserve that.”

Host Alex Reimer, who sometimes appears on the “Kirk & Callahan Show, made the remark about Brady’s daughter on a different show last week, calling her “an annoying little pissant.”

Brady said he would evaluate whether he will appear on the station again.

“I really don’t have much to say this morning. Maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time,” Brady said before ending the interview.

Kirk Minihane, one of the hosts of the radio show, said on the air Monday that Reimer had been suspended for the entire Super Bowl week.

WEEI’s parent company Entercom and the Patriots announced a multiyear partnership extension last week.

“The agreement includes broadcasting rights of ‘Patriots Monday’ and ‘Patriots Friday,’ headlined by five-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady,” Entercom said as part of the announcement.

Brady is preparing for his record eighth Super Bowl when the Patriots play the Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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