Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady apologized on Thursday after he made comments earlier in the week where he compared playing in the NFL to “going away on deployment in the military.”
Brady started his weekly press conference with reporters by addressing the comments he made on the his “Let’s Go! podcast:
“Before we start, can I say one thing? Earlier this week I made a statement about playing football and the military and it was a very poor choice of words. And I just want to express that to any sentiments out there that people may have taken it in a certain way. I apologize.”
During the episode, Brady, who was joined by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, began to speak on the difficulties of playing at an elite player and balancing life off the field/court.
“I almost look at like a football season like you’re going away on deployment in the military,” Brady interjected. “And it’s like, ‘Man, here I go again.’ And there’s only one way to do it.”
Brady and the Bucs will take on the Carolina Panthers this weekend, as they look to snap a two-game losing streak.