Tom Brady addressed the remarks Monday night.
Earlier today, Tom Brady cut short his weekly interview on Boston's WEEI. The reason? One of the hosts at the station had made negative remarks about Brady's five-year-old daughter on the air.
The host, Alex Reimer, referred to Brady's daughter as an "annoying little pissant" for how she appeared on Brady's “Tom vs. Time” Facebook Watch show. Brady referred to Reimer's comments, which were made Thursday night, as "very disappointing."
“I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said. “I’ve always tried and come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear [the comments about my daughter], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly don’t deserve that.”
This morning, WEEI's Kirk Minihane announced that Reimer had been suspended for the entire week. As for more punishment, Brady is hoping he doesn't receive any.
At tonight's Super Bowl media night in Minneapolis, Brady was asked about the controversy. While he explained again why he felt compelled to speak out and stand up for his daughter, Brady made it clear he does not want Reimer fired for what he said.
"I think we all have careers and we all make mistakes," Brady said. "I'd hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. That was certainly not what he intended."
You can watch a few clips of Brady talking about it below.
Whether you like Brady or not, it is hard to argue with the way he has handled this. He made it clear he was angry, and stood up for his family, but he is willing to let Reimer learn his lesson and continue working at the station.
For Reimer, this is the best-case scenario. He's young, so hopefully he can learn and grow from this situation.