The week leading up to Super Bowl 55 revived the discussion of one of the most controversial friendships in sports: Tom Brady and Donald Trump.
The Buccaneers quarterback sidestepped the topic on Monday when a reporter asked if Brady had gotten a pass for his support of Trump because he is a white athlete.
“I’m not sure how to respond to [a] hypothetical like that,” answered Brady, who kept a MAGA hat in his locker and supported Trump during his initial presidential campaign in 2016. “I hope everyone can — we’re in this position like I am to, again, try to be the best I can be every day as an athlete, as a player, as a person in my community, for my team and so forth, so yeah, I’m not sure what else.”
The friendship predates the latter’s 2016 presidential campaign and ensuing term as president; the two first became friends in 2002, a year after Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe and led the Patriots to the first of their six Super Bowl titles. Trump also claims…
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