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Michael Irvin has now confirmed that Tom Brady did not use a slur during an exchange with Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu, and that should surprise no one. Apparently the exchange was serious enough to warrant an apology from Brady, but it seems athletes who act out now have a go-to excuse for their behavior. They just accuse others of calling them a slur. What gives?
Michael Irvin says he heard the audio and wants to make it clear that Tom Brady didn’t call Tyrann Mathieu the “n-word” during Super Bowl altercationhttps://t.co/fXysFbkae0— BroBible (@BroBible) February 10, 2021
“I’m gonna say this. I didn’t like that Tyrann Mathieu put that out like that, the way he put it out honestly because it makes as if…he said the N-word. Tom did not. I did not like that it’s even loomimg over this situation, so that’s why I think we should clean that up somehow,” Irvin said.
Michael Irvin is exactly right and that’s what Tyrann Mathieu was going for. He’ll deny making that implication, but he absolutely gave the impression that Brady’s fire went too far. Considering Tom Brady’s flawless relationship with black teammates, we didn’t buy the story that Brady went there anyway.
In Mathieu’s defense, Brady did apparently go far enough that he thought he had to apologize over the phone. Tyrann then deleted his tweet.
Just a tip for athletes
If you’re going to make the claim a white player uttered a slur on the field, please make sure a witness or mic isn’t around. And if you bring that type of accusation to the table the way Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett did after he tried to murder Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, then your witnesses better echo your statement word for word.
We should really start suspending players for making such false accusations to the media. It’s irresponsible and weak. Props to Michael Irvin for coming to Tom Brady’s defense and getting the truth out.