Brady cuts off radio chat over remark about daughter
St. Paul, Minn. – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s reconsidering whether to continue a long-running weekly radio appearance after a host at the station called his daughter “an annoying little pissant.”
Brady cut short an appearance on Monday morning and said, “I’ll obviously evaluate whether I want to come on this show again.”
WEEI host Alex Reimer made the remarks about Brady’s 5-year-old daughter after watching the first episode of a Brady documentary called “Tom vs. Time” that is airing on Facebook. Reimer’s show aired Thursday, four days before Brady’s weekly morning radio segment with different hosts.
Brady says, “It’s very disappointing when you hear that certainly with my daughter or any child. They certainly don’t deserve that.”
The station says Reimer has been suspended indefinitely.
Monday night in St. Paul, Brady added:
“I didn’t hear too much about it. I didn’t get into it much. I certainly hope the guy is not fired.
“I just know everybody is real protective of their kids. I never stayed away from criticism. I understand that criticism is part of sports. But I certainly don’t think that my children or anybody else’s children deserve to be in that. And that’s what I said.”
The Patriots and the station recently announced an extension of their agreement, which involves weekly calls from Brady and coach Bill Belichick. The five-time Super Bowl champions will play for their sixth ring against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Brady, the former Michigan quarterback, expressed no regrets about doing the Facebook series.
“I thought it was fun. I thought it was a great opportunity,” he said. “The fans like it. And that’s really what we were looking for.”
He said his son will be in an upcoming episode that features their summer trip to China.