New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady cut an interview with a radio station short after addressing comments made by one host about his 5-year-old daughter.
According to NESN, Brady joined WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan" radio show for a phone interview. After quickly discussing the Super Bowl, Brady addressed comments about his daughter made by the station's Alex Reimer.
While on air on Jan. 25, Reimer referred to Brady's 5-year-old daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, as an "annoying little pissant."
"Well, I think that -- I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and have showed you guys a lot of respect," Brady said during the phone interview. "I've always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys, so it’s very disappointing when you hear that, certainly. But my daughter or any child, they certainly don’t deserve that."
Host Kirk Minihane apologized to Brady and said he understood his frustration and disappointment.
Brady responded, "I'll obviously evaluate whether I want to come on this show again, so I really don't have much to say this morning. So, maybe I'll speak with you guys some other time."
Brady then ended the interview.
Reimer was suspended following his comments, ESPN reports. Before appearing on "Kirk & Callahan," Brady said when asked about the incident that he hoped Reimer did not get fired.
"I didn't hear too much about it," Brady responded at the time. "I didn't get into it much. I certainly hope the guy is not fired."
"I just know everybody is real protective of their kids," he added. "I never stayed away from criticism. I understand that criticism is part of sports. But I certainly don't think that my children or anybody else's children deserve to be in that. And that's what I said."
At Super Bowl media night, Brady said he was not sure whether he would conduct interviews with WEEI in the future.
"I just think it obviously is very competitive for everybody, and to me, for my belief, a very healthy respect I have for what your job is," he said. "I know it's not easy. I know you are just doing the best you can do. I try to approach it that way and help out the best I can. But, I think also in turn, that requires, in today's instance, a similar degree of respect. I just think that's how I approach it."
The quarterback continued, "Whatever people would say or do usually doesn't affect me very much. I think I'm pretty thick-skinned. I've been through a lot in my life. Certainly I went to a big college and there was a lot of attention. Being in the NFL there was a lot of attention. Again, I just think I have a lot of respect for [the media] and I understand everyone has a job to do. I think there is a great responsibility from my side to be a certain kind of way, to be positive, and that's how I try to approach it."