Brandon Jacobs knows nothing about the high road.
The New York Giants running back ripped Gisele Bundchen on Tuesday for comments the supermodel made defending her husband, Tom Brady, after Super Bowl XLVI.
"She just needs to continue to be cute and shut up," the victorious Jacobs told reporters at the Giants championship parade in Manhattan.
Gisele was caught on video criticizing Patriots receivers after Sunday's title game. She was reponding to a heckler inside a Lucas Oil Stadium hallway who said Eli Manning owns Brady. "My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time," she said. "I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."
The comments were recorded by the gossip website, theinsider.com.
Jacobs' comments would be insulting enough if they came from somebody who played a big role in New York's victory. But he was so inconsequential in Super Bowl XLVI (nine carries, 37 yards) that nobody would have taken the time to heckle his wife.
Osi Umenyiora was more understanding of Bundchen's comments.
"I mean she's supposed to stay out of things like that," said the Giants defensive end."But at the end of the day that's their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants to."
And that's what is lost in this whole thing. Yes, Gisele is a world-famous supermodel. And, yeah, she probably should have known better than to take a heckler's bait in front of video cameras. But forgetting about her swimsuit pictorials and Victoria's Secret commercials and hundreds of millions of dollars, she's still a wife defending her husband.
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