Tom Brady laughs off 'cheating' comment by Reggie Wayne
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Longtime Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who had a brief stint with the New England Patriots in 2015 training camp, shared his opinion last week that quarterback Tom Brady should be ineligible for the MVP award “because he was caught cheating.”
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-@ReggieWayne_17 "There is no way Tom Brady can win MVP because he was caught cheating this year." pic.twitter.com/Z1SJuvGYsh
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) November 1, 2016
On Monday morning, Brady was asked about Wayne’s comments during an appearance on sports radio WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan Show.”
“I don’t know what Reggie said or anything, but I liked being with Reggie. I actually had a lot of great conversations with him. Played against him for a long time; he’s a Hall of Famer. I always wish Reggie the best. He was a great player,” Brady said.
When informed that Wayne called him a cheater, Brady laughed.
“Well, I still think he’s a great player, and it doesn’t change the experience I had with him when he was here,” he said.
When hosts Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan told Brady he has no “hate in his heart,” Brady explained how he tries to live his life in that regard.
“I think there have been a lot of people who have said things over the years that I disagree with, but I try to get up every day and do the best I can do,” Brady said, seemingly in reference to a chapter from “The Four Agreements,” a book Brady said has helped him get through difficult times in his life, including Deflategate.
“You give everyone else your power when you start reacting to everything they say. I wouldn’t change places with anybody.”
This is from by Mike ReissESPN Staff Writer