Tom Brady is getting ready to appear in his eighth Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but that doesn't mean he's completely cut off from the world around him. After hearing rude comments about his daughter from a radio host, Brady didn't sit back and let it slide.
Boston radio station WEEI found themselves in some hot water after one of their hosts, Alex Reimer, called Brady's five-year-old daughter Vivian an "annoying little pissant." Reimer was reviewing the first episode of "Tom vs. Time" which is a Facebook series that takes a closer look at Brady's life. Vivian appeared in the episode, and clearly Reimer took issue with it.
However, he may be rethinking his comments now that Vivian's super famous, and super protective, father has stepped in.
Brady appears on WEEI every week, which is a huge deal for the station. The local (and national) icon provides an exclusive look into the world of football, but all that is at risk thanks to Reimer's comments. Brady appeared on the show this morning, but was only there for one reason: to defend his daughter.
“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 [those comments], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly doesn’t deserve that.”
WEEI co-host, Kirk Minihane, apologized for Reimer's comments, saying he understands the disappointment. But the apology wasn't enough for Brady.
"I'll obviously evaluate when I want to come on this show again," he said. "So I really don't have much to say this morning. So, maybe I'll speak with you guys some other times."
Brady then cut the interview short.
This controversy could cost the station a lot of money, as they just signed a multi-year contract with the Patriots, mainly revolving around Brady's appearances. WEEI says they have suspended Reimer for his comments, however other hosts say he traveled with them to Minneapolis for Super Bowl coverage.