Just when Tom Brady pulls himself out of controversy, he somehow always manages to throw himself right back in.
No, we’re not talking about that newly published and seemingly damning ESPN story on Spygate and Deflategate. We’re talking about this hat.
Let's zoom in a bit.
Yes, if you haven't figured it out yet, that’s a "Make America Great Again" hat in Brady’s locker. Yes, “Make America Great Again” is Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. And, yes, this is real life.
Brady confirmed Tuesday in an interview with Boston radio station WEEI that it was a "Make America Great Again" cap in his locker over the weekend. What’s more, he called Trump a friend who has done “amazing” things, according to SI’s Michael McCann.
The superstar quarterback, who supposedly got the hat through Pats owner Robert Kraft, was asked if he would go so far as to vote for the man who once said of Mexican immigrants, "They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists."
"Am I gonna vote for him? That's a good question," Brady reportedly said. "Honestly, he's a good friend."
Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call grade-A equivocation. Everyone has that friend who has done some nice things for you but that you just can’t trust under pressure. Is that friend Trump for Brady? We can’t say. But then again, neither can Brady.
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