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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finally addressed his wife’s claim that he suffered a concussion during the 2016 season.

During an interview on “CBS This Morning” that aired on May 17, Gisele Bundchen said Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 campaign but played through it. Bundchen’s comments were considered controversial in large part due to the fact that the Patriots never listed Brady with a concussion on the team’s injury report.

Brady, however, was listed on the report several times with knee and thigh ailments.

The Patriots’ superstar spoke to ESPN’s “E:60” Sunday about the concussion claim, but avoided explicitly mentioning whether he indeed suffered the injury.

“She’s there every day. I mean, we go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I’m sore, she knows when I’m tired, she knows when I get hit. We drive home together (from games). But, she also knows how well I take care of myself. She’s a very concerned wife and very loving,” Brady said, via John Breech of CBS Sports.

Despite Bundchen’s concerns about Brady’s long-term health, the quarterback says she supports his desire to play well into his mid-forties.

“She’ll support me as long as I continue to want to play,” Brady said. “She’s like my mom, the two of them together sitting next to each other in the suite watching me get hit all day, I’m sure it’s not fun, but they know how well I take care of myself, too.”

It may never be known whether Brady suffered a concussion, but it remains clear that the quarterback is undeterred by the perils of professional football and aims to lead the Patriots well into the next decade, with a host of teams looking to dethrone the reigning champions.

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Tom Brady’s father revealed to the Boston Globe on Monday that his wife, Galynn, completed her cancer treatments two months ago.

The mother of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments in 2016 and only managed to attend one of Brady’s games, Super Bowl LI.

“She is doing great,” Tom Brady Sr. said to Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe. “She is getting out and playing golf and tennis and looks wonderful.

“I think in the dark recesses of every cancer survivor is the thought it could reappear. We simply pray now that after her treatment it never rears its ugly head again.”

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Dr. Bennet Omalu, who inspired the 2015 Will Smith film “Concussion,” praised Gisele Bundchen after she revealed Tuesday that her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion in 2016.

“I believe it is something angelic to speak up,” Omalu told TMZ. “She’s an angel. An angel of truth and an angel of love. … The truth will always prevail. We should not be afraid of the truth because of the inconvenience of the truth. But when we embrace the truth, just like Gisele has done, the truth is empowering, is enlightening, and is vindicating. … So, (Gisele) is my hero.”

The NFL said there are no records of Brady sustaining a concussion or a head injury last season. However, neither Brady or the New England Patriots have commented on Bundchen’s claim.

The 39-year-old quarterback hasn’t been listed on the injury report with a concussion dating back to 2004, when data first became available.

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Drew Brees made a quick sidestep when asked to comment on Gisele Bundchen’s reveal that her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion in the 2016 season, during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

Brees called it “their business,” but when pressed on whether he’d reveal any head-related health issues to his wife, Brittany, the New Orleans Saints‘ star quarterback said he’d keep her in the dark.

“I wouldn’t want her to worry,” Brees said, according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett.

Brees agreed that self-reporting concussions in the NFL remains a “gray area,” and then talked about when he suffered a concussion in 2004 while with the then-San Diego Chargers, which he said was the only time he’d suffered such an injury in his NFL career.

“I knew that something was not right. I knew that I was concussed,” Brees said. “But I didn’t take myself out of the game. I mean, I stayed in the game and played as long as I could until finally a coach pulled me aside and was like, ‘I’m looking out for you here, and you’re not gonna play anymore.’ …

“And that’s why it’s hard to change that mentality for guys. When you’re in the heat of the moment, heat of the battle and it’s competitive, you do not want to pull yourself out. That’s why the concussion protocols are in place where you’ve got the independent neurological consultants and the trainers and the referees. Everybody’s supposed to be looking.”

The NFL said it has no records that indicate Brady suffered a concussion at any point during his career.

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The greatest quarterback to ever play the game is unsurprisingly a big fan of the greatest basketball player to ever play the game.

In an interview with ESPN, Tom Brady commented on his pursuit of Michael Jordan, whom writer Ian O’Connor called “the presumed greatest American team-sport athlete ever” – a title Brady could be approaching.

“I was in awe of Michael Jordan,” Brady said, “and I still am in awe of what he was and what he meant. … He was such an effortless player. He put a lot of effort in, but there’s an art and a beauty to the way he played the game. That was a very inspiring thing.”

Brady also reiterated that he plans to play for several more seasons.

“I always said my mid-40s,” he said, “and naturally that means around 45. If I get there and I still feel like I do today, I don’t see why I wouldn’t want to continue.”

Another half-decade of play would give Brady – who’s won five Super Bowls – plenty of time to not only match Jordan’s six rings, but surpass them.

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Mojo Rawley thinks friend and hype man Rob Gronkowski has what it takes to make it as a WWE superstar.

In an interview with Nick Schwartz of FOX Sports, Rawley was asked to evaluate Gronkowski’s potential as a wrestler, and sounded excited at the prospect of the New England Patriots tight end following him to the WWE.

“He’s done his homework, he’s been to these matches. He’s progressed through the ranks, he’s very familiar with the process works. He’s very familiar with the lifestyle because he’s been there every step of the way with me as a fan,” Rawley said.

“And to have him be able to get in the ring and deliver a big shoulder tackle and be front row at a lot of these shows … the guy’s all queued up. Not to mention all the fun that we have outside of both of our jobs. Practicing moves on each other and watching it together and having a blast. The guy’s queued up for a career, man. You look at everything he’s done with his life outside of the gridiron, he’s got WWE superstar written all over him.”

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is no longer on the trade block.

Sherman has been the subject of rampant trade discussion, with the New England Patriots reportedly interested in acquiring the four-time Pro Bowler.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider revealed on April 20 that a deal would be unlikely, and head coach Pete Carroll doubled down on that Thursday by stating there’s no chance of Sherman being traded.

“People can always call you, and there were some people, there were some conversations. I don’t think they’re going to change. I don’t think anybody’s going to offer us anything that would make it worthwhile, because there’s no draft involved and all that kind of stuff. But that’s always out there. There’s always opportunities to trade,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle.

“But the likelihood is like zero percent, it seems like. Teams don’t want to give up stuff. They don’t want to trade at times like this, and it’s really hard to navigate through a trade with experienced players during draft time. It just doesn’t happen very often.”

Carroll said that every player on the Seahawks’ roster is available for the right price, however, indicating that the offers for Sherman were substandard.

“Everybody on our team is available to somebody that wants to come get them if they want to trade for them,” the coach said.

“We don’t want to trade guys. We want to keep our guys. But we have to in an effort to always work to be better and help our team. We’ve got to listen and all that. So we went through that process. There was very open conversation about that. There was no animosity at all.”