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Sport Tom Brady tells Oprah how Patriots handled national anthem controversy

11:05  15 june  2018
11:05  15 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Brady, Gronkowski both show up ahead of mandatory minicamp

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Tom Brady tells Oprah how Patriots handled national anthem controversy . Patriots QB says team had several meetings about pregame protests and it came down to 'showing respect However, more than a dozen Patriots did kneel during the anthem before a Week 3 game against the Houston Texans.

However, more than a dozen Patriots did kneel during the anthem before a Week 3 game against the Houston Texans. He said several good conversations were borne from how some players chose to protest social injustice.In an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Brady described how the team

Had things gone a little differently in Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots would have been the ones visiting the White House earlier this month -- and perhaps there wouldn't have been any controversy over a withdrawn invitation from President Donald Trump.

Unlike the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots didn't have any outspoken players who openly criticized the president or the NFL's national anthem policy.

However, more than a dozen Patriots did kneel during the anthem before a Week 3 game against the Houston Texans. And several others, including quarterback Tom Brady, locked arms.

In an interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, Brady described how the team chose to react to the controversy. He said several good conversations were borne from how some players chose to protest social injustice.

"We support what people are going through," Brady said. "I've been playing sports long enough. Everyone comes from something different. And I think showing respect for everybody is -- you know, in a locker room with a team of guys trying to go in the same direction, you better have that empathy for everybody."

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<p>Amid all the talk about when Tom Brady might retire, we're all sort of ignoring the fact that he doesn't have to actually walk away from football until he wants to.</p>Amid all the talk about when Tom Brady might retire, we're all sort of ignoring the fact that he doesn't have to actually walk away from football until he wants to. He might hint about getting tired of the game, but those are also the feelings of a legend who came up just short in his pursuit of a title. Brady admitted to Oprah Winfrey recently that, among other things, it took him two or three weeks to recover from the loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

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