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Tom Brady On Anthem Protests

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady recently spoke to Stephen Colbert regarding how the anthem protests affected atmosphere in the locker room.

Brady said the protests, “brought up a lot of healthy discussion in the locker room.” It helped him gain a better understanding for his teammates.

“On our team, there wasn’t too much [protesting], but I thought it brought up a lot of healthy discussion in the locker room,” Brady said to Stephen Colbert. “I think the great thing about sports is that it brings a lot of guys together — a lot of guys from all over the country, from all different backgrounds and cultures. I have such a healthy respect for the guys that I play with. It’s great to hear their stories, too.”


  • Ken

    If there story is how they hate America, which is what they are saying when they do not respect our flag, then why not suggest they move to some other country where they may be treated better? Why cash in, on the one hand, while trashing the great country that allowed you to earn that kind of money, on the other?

  • keepyourpower

    Weak! Covered his ars! I would love to sit down, with one of these teams, and let them know what I went through, as a police officer. How I DID NOT profile! And how if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime!

  • Dave Dziadik

    R these rich black people kneeling at the basketball games? Or these drug dealing thugs running rampid & there bullshit disrespect !!! well respect the flag & anthem which represents R flag or GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY U freakin weirdo traitors !! America the Great !!! Who fights 4 our freedom U assholes !!

  • J. P. Lynch

    Tom Brady lives in a glass house with his ultra liberal wife, who prevented him from going to the WH last year with his team after their SB win! Have boycotted him ever since! Karma got him this year when they lost!! Just my humble opinion!
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Jon

    All I can say to Tom Brady is our military has brought a lot of guys and girls together also and they weren’t playing a game. They sacrificed their lives and limbs so you ingrates can play a game for millions of dollars and this is how you show your appreciation and respect for them. Your all a bunch of weak minded followers that have no clue as to what your protesting, it took one scumbag to start it and the rest of you followed like little kids, even a veteran who served our country and stood by himself to honor his fellow veterans and our National Anthem until he more than likely was threatened not to do it again, he to had no guts to stand up for what was right. As a former veteran I don’t think 90% of you NFL protesters would have the balls to switch uniforms with our military personal because your all gutless. If you can’t respect Our Country get the hell out!! As far as myself and my fellow veterans are concerned the the “NFL IS DEAD TO US”

    • steeltown65

      SHUT UP RAMBO!

      • Ronald Ducoli

        That is a typical left wing answer to anything you don’t agree with. It’s you that should shut the f…..ck up if you have nothing concrete to add to the discussion.

  • CHUCK ADKINS

    It may be great to hear their stories, but we didn’t hear a thing. So what is the point of this story ? We don’t watch Steve Colbert in our house, regardless of who may be his guests. But this is as much of a non-story as I can even imagine. Chuck

  • Chuck

    Sorry Tom; sad, you copped out! You “were” my No 1 guy, being I am a “M” graduate. I won’t watch and support those who oppose our great country, flag and anthem. I am also an “M” man 2 times.

  • George Jetson

    Kudos to Tom Brady for sticking by his teammates and acknowledging their right to free speech. The protesting for inequality could have been done in a different light so as not to offend some people but as a Veteran I respect their right to the first amendment just as much as gun enthusiasts have a right to protect theirs under the second amendment. I too am a gun owner (several assault weapons as well) but I see no reason for both sides not to be able to work it out in a reasonable and mature manner. I know, some of you here will attack me as a troll and a liberal but go for it. This is, by the way, a free forum for all opinions and not just yours.

    • big KAhuna

      Wrong- we pay to watch these TV programs and as a customer my rights are violated by a group of overplayed and politically motivated Thugs to further divide our country and disrespect our Flag/Values! As a paying customer and veteran I expect football competition and patriotism displayed as delineated within the rules the Commisioner/Players swore to uphold! These disrespectful acts are a stain on our society and the rule of law.They must be released or this league is through!

      • URWorstNightmare

        So don’t watch. Create your own league from those white nationalists who hate anyone who doesn’t agree with them. I’m sure their flag won’t be the old stars and stripes and will include some sort of forced hand salute to the führer or some lunatic in charge. In the mean time I’ll watch and cheer on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks and if the New England Patriots (ironic huh?) get in there again I might even cheer them on for the fact that Tom Brady just made me a fan for his courageous comments.

        • big KAhuna

          Your in denial and wouldn’t make a pimple on a good Patriots A__. Your Racist and out of control league, and unpatriotic Comments Truely reflect your Socialist/ Liberal mindset. The NFL is in a downward spiral the ratings are dropping each year- self inflicted and deservingly so. I fought and lost friends on the battlefields. I understand the significance of respecting and fighting for the freedoms we have in this country. Our National symbol is our flag and I will not support/condone/ or be intimidated by anyone who shows disrespect for it. A misguided group of overpaid athletes will not ever disrespect our symbol or use an entertainment event to further their political Views on any TV in my home. Don’t get to carried away over a quarterback ( Brady) supporting his teammates rights to take a knee — it’s called fear of a career ending injury (so easy to not block a 300 lb man coming after a quarterback). I’ve noticed that when a libturd gets angry they shout racist or Natzi actions of their opposing party. Kind of like shooting yourself in the foot. First the NFL is as racist as it gets — with 20% of our country made up of blacks and yet 75% of the NFL is black— it don’t get more racist than that. Hitler was a racist/mass murderer / and hater of democracy leaning towards dictatorship/Socialism— Exactly the footprint of The corrupt/Socialistic Democratic Party run by the most wanted fugitive of justice- Socialist George Sorros! Move on Troll your grasping at straws! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/401fbad249efb5fefe5420430034cbe9f58048702d699771f3e45daff8388e77.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d172b1b2685ad1d0cd0ca1f8cc0c7feb7d2a8c04ea86b986b35e9d8b8793ece5.jpg

  • JCaganteuber

    Kneeling is giving much greater respect to the symbol of the nation, such as the flag, than standing. Just observe the stances to revere God or Great Spirits in religious denominations, which attest to kneeling as the higher form of reverence than standing, sinking or bowing head and torso, etc. The standard standing, hand over the high left area of the torso and singing along have been classed as a form of hypocrisy by the existence of current racism and slavery and exploitation of their labor for low pay at the poverty level in the past and how the current strength of the US derived from such exploitation. The same can be said about the horrendous and annihilative treatments toward the indigenous populations.

  • YOLADANE

    Very weak Tom Brady. A NOTHING STATEMENT. NO NO DON’T STAND UP FOR OUR MILITARY OUR POLICE OR OUR FLAG. God forbid you OFFEND anybody. I just lost a lot of respect for you TOM and you have been my favorite player for many years. Don’t forget, you would not have a GREAT JOB MAKING MILLIONS if it wasn’t for THIS COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE WHO DIED FOR IT. Oh, but you must not offend your team mates. They really have something to BITCH ABOUT RIGHT ?? PATHETIC.

  • steeltown65

    SHUT UP ALREADY! YOU’VE ALL HAD IT EXPLAINED TO YOU. THE VETERANS DO NOT HOLD THE PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST THE PLAYERS. THEN PLAYERS ARE NOT DISRESPECTING THE FLAG OR THE ANTHEM OR THE VETS. THEY ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE SHOOT AS SOON AS YOU CAN COPS OUT THERE. AND THEY ARE OUT THERE. KEEPYOURPOWER, IT’S GREAT THAT YOU DID IT THE RIGHT WAY. BUT I KNOW A LOT OF COPS. I HAVE THEM IN MY DISTANT FAMILY. AND EVERYONE OF THEM HAS ADMITTED TO LOOKING THE OTHER WAY WHEN A FELLOW OFFICER IS BREAKING THE LAW OR THE RULES. I DON’T KNOW YOU, BUT I’M SURE YOU ARE NOT THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE. OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS. WAY TOO MANY YOUNG MEN WERE GUNNED DOWN BY THEIR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS WHEN THEY HAD NO WEAPON. I DON’T CARE IF THE GUY TAKES OFF RUNNING. KILLING HIM IS UNNECESSARY. THE GUY THAT WAS TALKING ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF, I THINK IN GEORGIA. HE WAS A PARAPLEGIC. THE COPS ARE CALLED OUT TO PREVENT HIM FROM COMMITTING SUICIDE. WELL THEY WANT HIS HANDS UP, HE HAS THEM ON THE WHEELS IN ORDER TO STEER. HE’S NO THREAT, BUT JUST AS SOON AS ONE SHOT THEY ALL DID. WHY NOT JUST BACK OFF? WHERES HE GONNA GO. THE PROTEST IS LEGIT AND IT’S ONLY GOT WINGS BECAUSE EVERYBODY STARTED BASHING A PEACEFUL PROTEST. THE NFL ISN’T FORCING THEM TO STOP PROTESTING BECAUSE THAT WOULD VIOLATE THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. AND THAT WOULD HAVE THE VETERANS IN A BAD MOOD.

    • big KAhuna

      Bull shit protesting on an intertainment channel when players clearly violated the NFL rules and aren’t persecuted by a corrupt Commisioner is a violation to the fans that tune to watch Sports without political opinions.
      Your platform is hodwash and most Americans will not put up with it any longer. It’s time for a new football league of patriotic players. Go do your protesting on the streets- your sick opinions are not envited into my living room.

      • steeltown65

        really, so you get all bent out of shape over an NFL rule being broken, and nobody being held accountable? What about all the people who were shot dead by cops. unarmed suspects shot down. and the cops are all given a pass. what about those rules?

        • big KAhuna

          Get a grip. There are plenty of injustices in life and as long as I’m paying to watch a program on TV – I expect ( as a customer) to see what I signed up for – -Professional Football – no more! Keep politics and personal opinions to your self Wrong forum). There are many injustices against police officers to hinder their performance and allow crime to get out of hand- look at Chicago/Detroit etc- National disgrace! The NFLCommisioner has ignored his responsibilities ( Inforce the rules) and should be fired. Players electing to go against the rules should also be fired. Allowing the tail to wag the dog is not what viewers want to see ( Watching pure competition and showing respect to those who died for our flag by standing for our Anthiem ( the glue holding us together) is as Patriotic as it gets and all stipulated within the rules.i Boycotted last year/ dropped my NFL Sunday ticket. Until the Commisioner and players are removed for not complying with the rules- I will not return to watching and will support a league that does follow our rules and respects the viewers rights without politics- competition only- not Natl disrespect by political motivated and overplayed thugs.

          • URWorstNightmare

            Stick to NASCAR little KAtrina or better yet watch Soccer. You whine way too much like your namesake little Donna.

          • big KAhuna

            What a joke – every time you open your mouth you show your ignorance.
            You have no game or ability to debate others on this site. Move on Troll
            Your a light lunch for most of us on this site- no substance, no brains or abilities to discuss. Get a life!

    • Jon

      Steeltown, your no better than the asshole’s in the national felony league. I take it your a weak minded follower like the rest of today’s society a loser.

    • big KAhuna

      Your so caught up with a cause and you have sided with those who do not
      Respect the Leagues laws or display of patriotism that they all agreed upon in their contracts ( false representation). Goodell (overplayed $40 mil/ year salary) has oversight responsibilities and his job advocates enforcing League rules and punishing any breach of league contracts. He has violated this major responsibility and given support and momentum to those in violation of League rules. Freedom of speech is a freedom and right of every American citizen ( proper forum is at legal rallies or submitting a news article) – yet when it’s utilized to politicize or promote Racism during an entertainment event that specifically has rules against that venue then players and Commisioners have all violated subscribers rights to receive entertainment only. We don’t give a Sh_ about your Socialist politics ( Anti American) or racist messages— keep it to yourself! My granddaughter has more common sense than You Idiots- many of you are living proof that some Indians must have mated with Buffalos! Grow up and look at the bigger picture—-breaking laws and supporting a group of Socialist/Racist haters during Football Games or Doing something that support preserving the values and support for the greatest Constitution/Nation on the planet! No Brainer for most! Wake up and be part of the solution! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/401fbad249efb5fefe5420430034cbe9f58048702d699771f3e45daff8388e77.jpg

  • jim jones

    Keep your bullshit off of the playing field, we pay to watch football, not your personal opinions.