Want to know what Tom Brady thinks about Deflategate now that all of the controversy surrounding it has finally died down? Well, don’t read the cover story that GQ just published on him, because he’s still not interested in talking about it.
Yesterday, GQ revealed their first Men of the Year cover featuring President Obama. Today, they revealed their second one featuring Brady as well as an excellent cover story on him written by Chuck Klosterman. The story doesn’t feature a whole lot of quotes from the Patriots quarterback, but as you’ll find out when you read it, that was largely because Brady didn’t want to have anything to do with Klosterman’s Deflategate-related questions. In the story, Klosterman points out that Brady’s team agreed to a no-holds-barred Q&A with GQ. But ultimately, it doesn’t sound like Brady got the memo about that, which is why his cover story is filled with awkward interactions like this:
There’s one element of the Wells Report that I find fascinating: The report concludes that you had a “general awareness” of the footballs being deflated. The report doesn’t say you were aware. It says you were generally aware. So I’m curious—would you say that categorization is accurate? I guess it depends on how you define the word generally. But was that categorization true or false?
[pause] I don’t really wanna talk about stuff like this. There are several reasons why. One is that it’s still ongoing. So I really don’t have much to say, because it’s—there’s still an appeal going on.
Even though Brady didn't want to talk about Deflategate, though, Klosterman still does a nice job of framing where Brady is at in his career. Oh, and just in case you don’t care about any of that, GQ also captured a bunch of photos of Brady that just scream “MEME ME!” Stuff like this:
You can check out the cover story here.
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