New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he is no longer allowed to talk about politics or Donald Trump due to his wife's request, he said in his Tuesday press conference.
Brady was asked if he supported Donald Trump as president of the United States after the Republican nominee won Tuesday's election.
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“Talk to my wife,” Brady said. “She said I can't talk about politics anymore. I think that’s a good decision made for our family. I just want to focus on Seattle. I have a lot of relationships with a lot of people. I don’t think a lot of people are entitled to what my conversations are to friends of mine, people I may speak with.””
President-elect Donald Trump noted that he was backed by Brady earlier in the week with a call that pledged his support. Brady did not clarify whether he gave Trump permission to go public about the quarterback's support.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wrote a letter to Trump that also backed him as president. Belichick declined to get into details about his letter and repeated “Seattle.” when asked about it or the possible distraction that it may have caused in the locker room.