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Brady Hangs Up on Radio Show Over Remarks About Daughter

Brady’s remarks were in response to comments made Thursday night by WEEI's Alex Reimer

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    Brady Doesn't Want WEEI DJ That Insulted His Daughter to be Fired

    Tom Brady made the remarks about WEEI's Alex Reimer at Super Bowl LII Opening Night.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 29, 2018)

    Tom Brady hung up on a popular radio talk show Monday morning after expressing his disappointment with one of the Boston station's hosts over disparaging comments he made about the quarterback's 5-year-old daughter.

    "I think that I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect," Brady told WEEI’s "Kirk & Callahan" show hosts. "It’s very disappointing when I hear that with my daughter or any child. They certainly don’t deserve that."

    Brady, who has long made weekly appearances on the radio show as part of the station's "Patriot's Monday" coverage, added that he would have to evaluate if he will appear on the show again. 

    "I really don't have much to say this morning. Maybe I'll speak with you guys some other time," Brady told hosts Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan.

    The next sound listeners heard was a dial tone, as Brady apparently hung up.

    Brady’s remarks were in response to comments made Thursday night by Minihane and Callahan's colleague Alex Reimer. While discussing Brady’s new Facebook documentary "Tom vs. Time," Reimer called Brady’s daughter, Vivianne Brady, "an annoying little pissant."

    WEEI said Monday that Reimer "was handed an indefinite suspension" Friday. 

    Late Monday night, in a statement released on Twitter, WEEI confirmed Reimer remains suspended indefinitely from all WEEI platforms.


    "We are disappointed and embarassed by Alex Reimer's on-air comments made last Thursday evening. His remarks were utterly indefensible, and mean-spirited commentary directed in any way at children is wholly inappropriate."

    "That’s crossing a line, if you don’t like Tom Brady, you don’t like Tom Brady," said Patriots fan Lori Knobel.

    "I can’t believe that someone would say something like that about someone’s child, let alone him," added fan Marc Torres.

    "I think he needs to lose his job," said Pats fan David Deignan.

    The statement from WEEI went on to say, "We deeply regret what happened and offer our sincereset apologies to Tom Brady, his daughter and his family, as well as the New England Patriots organization. Mr. Brady has been a long time contributor to WEEI throughout his Patriots career, and he has treated us with the utmost professionalism and respect throughout the partnership. We have communicated our course of action to the Patriots and Tom Brady, and they are in support of our disciplinary response."

    At Super Bowl Opening Night Monday, Brady said he certainly hopes Reimer isn't fired.

    The Patriots and the station recently announced an extension of their agreement, which involves weekly calls from Brady and coach Bill Belichick. The five-time Super Bowl champions will play for their sixth ring against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.