New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady abruptly ended his weekly appearance on a Boston radio station Monday morning after one of the station’s hosts made a disparaging comment last week about Brady’s 5-year-old daughter.
Brady usually joins Kirk & Callahan each Monday morning to speak about the week that was, and the week ahead. However, Brady took to the airwaves to express that he was disappointed to hear the comments made by another host last week. As a result, he is reconsidering whether he will appear on the station, WEEI 93.7 FM (Boston), in the future.
Last week, WEEI nighttime host Alex Reimer referred to Brady’s daughter, Vivian, as an “annoying little pissant” while discussing the quarterback’s documentary series “Tom vs. Time.”
“It was very disappointing to hear that, my daughter or any child certainly does not deserve that,” Brady said Monday morning, according to the station.
Immediately following the interview, host Kirk Minihane stated that he completely understood Brady’s sentiments, and did not blame him for acting as he did.
Per USA Today, a spokesperson for Entercom (which owns WEEI) did not immediately reply to a request for comment Monday morning. Brady and coach Bill Belichick have made weekly appearances on WEEI this season. The station announced Wednesday that it had agreed to a “multi-year partnership extension” with the Patriots to ensure the continuation of those appearances.
Brady and the Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
–Mike D’Abate is a Managing Editor and National Columnist for Full Press Sports Media. He covers the New England Patriots and the AFC East. Follow him on Twitter @mdabateFPC