Two Devils Grill Tom Brady Over His ‘Friendship’ With Floyd Mayweather

August 29, 2017 at 8:07 am by Terez in Floyd Mayweather Jr., Tom Brady

Tom Brady denied a claim made last week by Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he and the boxer are “very, very, close friends.” The New England Patriots quarterback awkwardly addressed Mayweather’s apparently erroneous statement on their purported close friendship during an appearance Monday morning on WEEI radio. “No, I met him a couple of times,” he said after a long pause, per a WEEI report. “I think he’s a great fighter. That was a great fight the other night.” Mayweather last week claimed that not only are he and Brady close, the quarterback even sent him a text message ahead of Saturday’s super-fight against MMA superstar Conor McGregor. “That’s a close friend of mine,” Mayweather told ESPN. “Tom Brady’s a very, very close friend. An unbelievable guy with unbelievable talent.” “He’s a great guy. Actually, Tom Brady text[ed] me yesterday,” Mayweather said, via Boston.com. “We have a cool friendship. He asked me how everything’s going. And I texted him back, ‘Everything’s cool, you are you doing? How’s the family?’ And he said everything’s going A-okay.” Tom is pretty calculating. We know he wants this story to go away. Looks like their pretty friendly, because really who face times with just casual friends.-TO

HOST 1: We spent some time on this at the end of last week based on a comment Mayweather made to [ESPN’s] Sal Paolantonio, and obviously there was a fight this weekend. Mayweather said that the two of you were “very close friends.” Would you say that’s an accurate representation of your relationship?

BRADY: [five second pause] Uh, no, I mean, I’ve met him a couple times. I think he’s a great fighter. That was a great fight the other night.

HOST 1: Did you watch? Did you order it? Did you pay for it?

BRADY: No, I saw it the next morning. I had a friend’s wedding I was at. It was a fun night for me. I had a lot of my friends in town, and one of my great friends got married. So it was a fun night.

HOST 1: And were you and your friends, your guys, rooting for Mayweather?

BRADY: [three second pause] I was at a wedding.

HOST 1: I know, but were you hoping? I mean, I was just saying at the break, I don’t find either guy very likable. I was watching it saying…

HOST 2: But that’s what I said last week. I said, “I can’t imagine that Brady”—I’ve met you one or two times—but in our days with you, you seem like a good guy. I mean, you must know about Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. I can’t imagine you would be friends with a guy like this.

BRADY: [four second pause] Uh…[four second pause]. Yeah. I’ve met him a couple times. Like I said, I think he’s a great fighter.

HOST 1: Yeah. [four second pause] And you FaceTime with him. He made sure everyone saw or heard about that. Did you just wish him luck or want to wish him luck?

BRADY: [eight second pause] I’m not sure where we’re going with this.

HOST 1: Well, my thing, I just, a guy was on ESPN—it was all over the place last week—if somebody like that said I was really good friends with him, I would want to respond and say, “No, I’m not.” You did. That’s all. I just wanted to get your side of it. They played it five million times on ESPN. I didn’t think it was—if you’re legitimately not friends with a guy, I don’t think it’s fair to not give you a chance to respond to it.

BRADY: [three second pause] Yeah, I said I met him a couple times.

HOST 1: Right. Yeah, I understand. OK, that’s fine.

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