Tyrann Mathieu ‘never saw that side of Tom Brady’ before Super Bowl spat

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Mathieu ‘never saw that side of Tom Brady’ before Super Bowl spat originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran away with a commanding 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, but the game wasn’t completely devoid of drama.

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu got into it with Brady early, exchanging words after a fourth-down stop as part of a back-and-forth that continued late into the contest.

After the game, Mathieu talked to reporters on a Zoom call about the altercation.

“I thought I played as hard as I can today,” Mathieu said, as quoted by ProFootballTalk. “Listen, Tom Brady’s a great quarterback. I never really saw that side of Tom Brady, to be honest. But whatever. No comment. it’s over with. I’m done with it.”

Mathieu also posted a tweet that he later deleted, saying Brady “called me something I won’t repeat but yeah I’ll let all the media throw me under bus as if I did something or said something to him…. go back to my previous games against TB12 I showed him nothing but respect. Look at my interviews about him… I show grace.”

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During his media availability leading up to the game, Mathieu recognized Brady’s accomplishments and what he brought to the football field.

“Any time you think of Tom Brady, you think of one of the best players of all time and he’s on a team now where he has four or five wide receivers that are really capable of kinda wrecking the game so…it’s a big challenge when I peel my eyes back and really look at the Buccaneers’ offense,” Mathieu said. “But obviously, you start with Tom Brady.”

Brady, who was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Mathieu had a rough evening after recording just three tackles and drawing a crucial pass interference penalty that set up the Buccaneers on Kansas City’s one-yard line. He also caught an interception that was wiped out by a defensive holding penalty.