Tom Brady finally came clean about the infamous ‘Tuck Rule’ game while trying to cash in on the latest TikTok Trent on Thursday.
Brandy answered the trend first set by pop star Justin Bieber, who asked fans to “tell me something honest.” The Buccaneers quarterback first looked around his house to make sure no noe was watching and gave his answer:
Many people thought this was hilarious, but one person in particular didn’t find it funny. That guy would be the person who caused the fumble, Charles Woodson, who tweeted this in response:
The playoff game where the controversial call occurred happened in 2002 in the divisional round between the New England Patriots and the then-Oakland Raiders.
Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson appeared to knock the ball out of Brady’s hands, causing a fumble. That should’ve ended the game as Oakland linebacker Greg Biekert recovered the ball.
However, NFL rules at the time stated that Brady was attempting to “tuck” the ball back into his body and thus the pass was ruled incomplete. Rules at the time stated, “When [an offensive] player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body”
The Patriots would win the game 16-13, and then defeat the Los Angeles Rams, 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXVI.