New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hung up on “Kirk & Callahan,” a sports talk radio show on Boston’s WEEI, on Monday after he refused to answer questions about his personal trainer, Alex Guerrero.
During his weekly scheduled appearance on the show, Brady was asked by co-host Kirk Minihane about Guerrero, who has been the subject of friction between the star and head coach Bill Belichick. Minihane specifically asked Brady why Guerrero was permitted to travel on the team’s plane recently after not being allowed to do so last season.
Brady bristled at the question, and Minihane’s follow-ups, and then abruptly hung up.
Here’s a transcript of that part of the conversation, which starts around the 5:45 mark (you can hear the entire segment in the video above):
Kirk Minihane: What changed in him not being on the team plane last year and this year? Was that just communication back and forth, or was that an understanding of other things? What led that to being able to happen this year?
Brady: Yeah, I am not getting into all that.
Minihane: OK, when I ran into him at the Super Bowl last year in Minneapolis, I remember talking to him at the time — when I talked to him there, he had said in his opinion that all this stuff had been overblown, and he and [Bill] Belichick had a pretty good relationship even then. Would you say that is true?
Brady: I said I don’t want to get into it. … Everyone knows, it is well-documented the work he and I do together.
Minihane: I understand that. I am just trying to figure out because I saw the reports this weekend that he’s traveling with the team. Was he on the sideline Friday?
Brady: Yeah. All right, guys. Have a great day. I’ll talk to you later.
This is the not first time Brady has walked away from the media over questions about Guerrero. At the start of Patriots’ training camp in late July, Brady ended his media session early after being asked about his reaction to those who linked Guerrero to the four-game suspension of his teammate Julian Edelman for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy.