Tom Brady is the quarterback, leader and face of the New England Patriots.
It has been almost a month since Aaron Hernandez was arrested, released by the Patriots and charged with first-degree murder, though we still hadn't heard from Brady on the issue.
Peter King, for his new MMQB site for SI, was the first to get him and Brady predictably said very little.
Asked his reaction to Hernandez being arrested and cut, and how it would affect the offense, Brady sidestepped giving a specific answer:
"I have moved on," Brady told King. "I’m focusing on the great teammates I have who are committed to helping us win games. The only thing I care about is winning. Nothing is going to ever get in the way of that goal. I’m just excited to report to camp and see what we can accomplish as a team. The fate of our season will be determined by the players in our locker room—nothing else."
Brady, who also told King he thinks he can play "beyond 40" years of age, will likely be asked more specific questions when the Patriots report to camp. His other teammates will too. That's what happens when you spend some years in a locker room bonding with a man now accused of murder. They'll be asked if they support Hernandez (the Pouncey brothers got criticized for supporting their former college teammate already) and what Hernandez was like as a teammate.
None of the questions will probably be answered, but it will be interesting to see how the Patriots deal with it this week.
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