It was almost six weeks ago that Gisele Bundchen claimed her husband, Tom Brady, suffered and played through a concussion last season. Tom Brady has finally publicly addressed the issue.
In an interview for ESPN's E:60, Brady spoke with Kevin Negandhi and had this to say:
Negandhi: "[Gisele] sees the hits, she was vocal about that, most recently on CBS about the concussions, how much do you talk to her about those hits that you take?"
Brady: "She's there every day. I mean, we go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I'm sore, she knows when I'm tired, she knows when I get hit. We drive home together [from games]. But, she also knows how well I take care of myself. She's a very concerned wife and very loving."
Brady is a master on the field, but he's also a master of the interview. While not exactly dismissing his wife's claim that he suffered a concussion, Brady certainly skirted the issue. What a tightrope, say the one thing and you're in trouble at work, so the other thing and you're in trouble at home. Brady managed to say just about nothing.
Both Brady's agent and the NFL have come out and said that Brady did not suffer a concussion last season, but in fairness, it's largely on the player to disclose that information to medical staff when it's not an obvious injury.
It wouldn't be the first time a player doesn't tell his team, or his wife, that he's hurt.
Source: Kevin Patra - NFL.com · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS