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'I Wouldn't Do That Again': Tom Brady Speaks Out On Netflix Roast

'I loved when the jokes were about me ... I didn’t like the way they affected my kids'

'I Wouldn't Do That Again': Tom Brady Speaks Out On Netflix Roast

Former NFL star Tom Brady said he would never participate in a roast again after being featured in Netflix's latest comedy special.

The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady premiered on Netflix earlier this month and was hosted by comedians Kevin Hart and veteran roast master Jeff Ross.

The former athlete commented on his Netflix special during a Tuesday episode of The Pivot podcast.

"I loved when the jokes were about me," Brady said of the roast. "I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way they affected my kids.”

“It’s the hardest part about, like, the bittersweet aspect of when you do something that you think is one way and then all of a sudden you realize I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that it affected, actually the people that I care about the most in the world,” he added.


“It makes you, in some ways, a better parent going through it ‘cause again sometimes you are naïve,” Brady continued. “You don’t know, or you get a little like, ‘Oh s----.’”

Brady said he loved being made fun of and looked forward to the event when he agreed to be featured in a roast.

"I always said when I was going through the Deflategate stuff that I watched three things on TV: Premiere League soccer, golf, and comedy shows,” Brady said of the 2015 and 2016 NFL controversy. “Every time I turned on SportsCenter, it was like, are you f---ing kidding me? I just want to laugh. I wanted to do the roast because Jeff Ross became somebody I knew. But you don’t see the full picture all the time.”

The former NFL star said the experience was a good lesson in parenting, though said he was glad others had fun.

"I do think for me, just outside of that, it always is good if we’re not laughing about things, we’re crying,” he added. “And I think we should have more fun. The guys like, what did we love, we loved laughing in the locker room. Let’s do more of that and love each other and celebrate other people’s success. That, to me, gives everyone a lot of hope.”

Comedians who participated in the roast include Nikki Glaser, Tony Hinchcliffe, Sam Jay, Bert Kreischer, Tom Seguera, and Andrew Schultz among other athletes and celebrities.

During the roast, Glaser commented on Brady's ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, whom the former NFL star shares two children with.

“You have seven rings — well, eight, now that Gisele gave hers back," Glaser said. "The only thing dumber than saying yes to this roast was when you said, ‘Hey babe, you should try jiu-jitsu.’”

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