Many things can be said about New England Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady—but there is no question that his 5-year-old daughter should be left out of the conversation. The father-of-three cut his routine interview with popular Boston radio station, WEEI, short on Monday after tasteless comments regarding Brady’s daughter Vivian were made by radio personality Alex Reimer last Thursday.
While on the air, Reimer talked the quarterback’s new Facebook documentary series Tom vs. Time and referred to Brady’s daughter as an “annoying little pissant” during his recap of episode one, “The Physical Game”.
“Brady’s in the kitchen, his kid’s being an annoying little pissant,” were Reimer’s exact words.
Although the comments weren’t made on the same show in which Brady is a consistent guest, the four-time Super Bowl MVP made it clear that he won’t tolerate that behavior and holds WEEI responsible.
"I've tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect. I've always tried and come on and do a good job for you guys. It's very disappointing when you hear that [the comments about Vivian], certainly. My daughter, or any child, they certainly don't deserve that,” Brady told The Kirk & Callahan Show.
As a response, co-host Kirk Minihane openly apologized—but the protective father had no interest in continuing their conversation per usual. “I’ll obviously evaluate whether I want to come on this show again, so I really don’t have much to say this morning,” the athlete said. “So, maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time.”
According to WEEI, “Reimer was informed last Friday he was being handed an indefinite suspension by WEEI, effective immediately.”
It will be interesting to see if the Brady proceeds to work with the Boston radio station considering his tight bond to the home city of the New England Patriots.
With only 6 days left until Super Bowl LII, we can only imagine Brady’s focus is back on facing the Philadelphia Eagles for his 6th championship ring—but family comes first and no journalist should get away with that sort of irresponsible reporting.