New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed questions from reporters for the first time since the teams historic win at Super Bowl LI this week, and when prompted to respond about the claim from the superstars wife’s that he suffered a concussion last year, Brady declined to answer.
When asked directly about Gisele Bundchen’s statement that the quarterback had a concussion during the 2016 season, Brady skated around the subject, and neither confirmed or denied it.
Brady said: “I don’t want to get into things that happened in my past, certainly medical history and so forth, I really don’t think that’s anybody’s business,” Adding: “There’s people that do worry about that. My wife, my parents, my sisters, people that love me and care about me, but I do the best I can do to come out and be prepared to play mentally and physically and give the game everything I can.”
He also responded by saying he is aware of recent research that suggested that most NFL players suffer some degree of permanent brain damage on the field, but added that he sees benefits to football as well.
“You’re not blind to it as a player,” Brady stated. “It’s a contact sport and I think we all understand that. And there’s a lot of great benefits that football brings you. You certainly can be put in harm’s way.”