Charles Haley on Tom Brady: ‘All his Super Bowls are tainted’
Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Super Bowl champion Charles Haley has taken direct aim at Tom Brady and the Patriots.
During an interview with the Talk of Fame Sports Network on Thursday, the former Cowboys and 49ers defensive end was asked which quarterback he thought was better: Joe Montana or Tom Brady?
That’s when Haley unloaded.
"Joe didn’t have to cheat," Haley said. "I’ve lost all respect (for Brady). … When your integrity is challenged in the game of football, to me, all his Super Bowls are tainted. … You gotta say, ‘Okay, it just didn’t happen overnight.’ Who wants that shadow over them? And I could be wrong. But I realize this … 12 balls deflated and 12 ain’t. … Then you’ve got (Patriots coach Bill) Belichick coming on three different times trying to explain it … you know something is wrong."
Haley didn’t back down from his stance, later adding, "I’m not going to take not one of his Super Bowl rings away from him. But it’s sad that it has to be tainted like people are doing right now. Hopefully they’ll come out and let us know what really happened. Then all the mystery is gone."
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