Report: Tom Brady texted apology to Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu after Super Bowl 55

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Report: Why Brady texted apology to Mathieu after fiery SB exchange originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

There are no hard feelings between Tom Brady and Tyrann Mathieu, it seems.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and Kansas City Chiefs safety exchanged not-so-pleasantries late in the first half of Super Bowl LV, as Brady and Mathieu got in each other's faces.

In a since-deleted tweet, Mathieu claimed Brady "called me something I won't repeat" but insisted he still respects the 43-year-old quarterback.

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Whatever Brady said, he felt bad about it: After the Bucs' 31-9 win, the QB "texted an apology" to Mathieu for "several on-field altercations," ESPN's Jenna Laine reported Monday, citing a source.

Here's more from Laine on Brady's apology:

"Brady told Mathieu he'd watched him since his days at LSU, considered him a 'class act' and a 'great leader,' the source said. Brady said he wished he could have apologized in person, according to the source."

This isn't the first time Brady has gotten into it with his opponents, or Chiefs players in particular. (He's had a couple scuffles with Kansas City defensive lineman Chris Jones in recent years.) But despite Brady's beef with Mathieu, the three-time first-team All-Pro still has the GOAT's respect.

Considering Brady cemented his legacy as the greatest team sports player of all time Sunday night by winning his seventh Super Bowl title in 10 tries, we can see why he was in a kind mood after the game.