When Tom Brady speaks, people listen.
For better or worse, the New England Patriots star quarterback will make headlines with anything he says and this week was no exception.
When asked about statements made by his wife, Gisele Bundchen, claiming that he had suffered a concussion last year, Brady neither confirmed nor denied it, claiming that it wasn’t anybody else’s business. Here is video of him speaking on the subject:
And the whole quote from the video:
“I don’t want to get into things that happened in my past, certainly medical history and so forth, I really don’t think that’s anybody’s business. There’s people that do worry about that. My wife, my parents, my sisters, people that love me and care about me, but I do the best I can do to come out and be prepared to play mentally and physically and give the game everything I can.”
Concussion protocol has become an increasingly hot topic among football circles in recent years, which grew even larger last week following a recent study that revealed all but one of 111 brains of former NFL players showed signs of CTE.
“You’re not blind to it as a player,” Brady said. “It’s a contact sport and I think we all understand that. And there’s a lot of great benefits that football brings you. You certainly can be put in harm’s way.”
Brady is not facing any sort of suspension or fine for his wife’s comments about his potential concussion. However, this does raise a serious issue of player safety and how the NFL can be better about it.