ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Latest from Super Bowl media night (all times local):
9:15 p.m. CT
Tom Brady is not looking to have the radio host who called his daughter “an annoying little pissant” to lose his job.
The New England quarterback said early Monday he’s reconsidering whether to continue a long-running weekly radio appearance with the station. Hours later at the Super Bowl media night, Brady said he hopes WEEI host Alex Reimer doesn’t get fired.
Reimer made the remarks about Brady’s 5-year-old daughter after watching the first episode of a Brady documentary called “Tom vs. Time” that is airing on Facebook. Reimer’s show aired Thursday, four days before Brady’s weekly morning segment with different hosts.
The station said Reimer has been suspended indefinitely. Brady cut his appearance short Monday morning.
At media night, Brady said he “never stayed away from criticism.” He said he didn’t think “my children or anybody else’s children deserve to be in that.”
8:20 p.m. CT
Robert Kraft recognizes how few fans his New England Patriots have outside of their region. He stops short of calling the negativity “hatred.”
The Patriots owner said Monday night the booing of his team at the Grammy’s the previous night in New York is “sort of a compliment, the Boston-New York thing. I’d rather be on the winning end. Remember for 34 years I used to sit in the stands and feel it from the other way.”
Kraft has been to nine Super Bowls as owner, losing his first appearance in 1997 against Green Bay. He believes the disdain for his team is actually rooted in respect for the Patriots.
“Once we went to the Super Bowl (the first time), a lot of people who had been kind and gracious changed,” he said. “I think everyone loves a doormat in this league.”
Kraft said he thinks “it’s good” for the NFL to have a dominant team, “but there are 31 other cities that don’t agree.”
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