Tom Brady Jokes About Deflategate in New Foot Locker Ad
Tom Brady is finally comfortable cracking a few jokes over his infamous Deflategate scandal.
In a new ad for Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness campaign, the Patriots quarterback surprises a pair of sneakerheads at a diner with a hilarious diatribe that clearly references the deflated football controversy. Brady chides the duo for assuming there’s something nefarious behind Foot Locker’s annual promotion.
“That’s an unfortunate mindset you got there,” Brady says in the clip. “Just because something’s great year after year doesn’t mean anything’s going on. Why can’t some things just be great?”
The Patriots star feigns anger as he goes on to chastise the pair for questioning the integrity of the deal, a nod to the seemingly never-ending inquiries Brady received before Deflategate was finally put to rest this year. The quarterback jokes that questions can lead to “vacations,” a subject he knows all too well after spending the first four games of the 2016 season on the sidelines (well, when he wasn’t getting his tan on in Italy).
“It starts with questions, and then questions turn into assumptions, and then assumptions turn into vacations,” Brady says. “So why would you punish the Week of Greatness for something that never even happened?”
Check out the full ad above.