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Tom Brady disputes ESPN report about NFL retirement

It was a “nice quiet weekend” for Tom Brady, Jim Gray joked.

Brady, on his SiriusXM show “Let’s Go,” disputed the report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington that he’s decided to retire.

Gray questioned the Buccaneers quarterback, in gentle of the report, if anything at all has adjusted from last week’s episode when he stated he wasn’t absolutely sure both way.

“No, it was a great week for me and I’m nonetheless heading through the process that I mentioned I was going by means of,” Brady mentioned. “Sometimes it usually takes some time to definitely consider how you really feel, what you want to do. I feel when the time’s proper, I’ll be all set to make a selection a single way or one more just like I mentioned final week.”

Gray questioned Brady if he was shocked to see the studies from ESPN that he is retiring.

“It’s a very good line that I’m responsible for what I say and do, and not responsible for what other folks say or do,” Brady said. “So, all over again I assume one particular point I have realized about athletics is you manage what you can command. What you cannot, you go away to other folks.”

Tom Brady tackled retirement rumors on his weekly SiriusXM present on Monday.
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For Brady, that means taking his time to figure points out.

“Everyone I know, we’re in these kinds of an period of details and men and women want to be in front of the news usually, and I absolutely comprehend that. I realize which is the ecosystem we’re in. I think for me it’s literally day-to-day with me,” he explained. “Trying to do the finest I can every single working day, and evaluate issues as they arrive. And, striving to make a terrific choice for me and my relatives.”

Last 7 days on “Let’s Go,” Brady was non-committal about irrespective of whether he would retire, but insisted he experienced not designed a selection.

On Saturday, ESPN claimed that Brady is retiring from the NFL just after 22 seasons. Just about promptly, his father, Tom Sr., refuted the story, and then numerous reviews emerged that Brady himself experienced called Buccaneers GM Jason Licht to reiterate he experienced not come to a remaining choice. 

ESPN has steadfastly stood by its report and operated all of its information and belief programming as nevertheless Brady’s retirement is a forgone summary. ESPN and Brady are small business partners by using his “Man in the Arena” docuseries.