Robert Kraft defends Tom Brady’s daughter, speaks of happy Pats ‘marriage’
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the chorus of critics castigating WEEI host Alex Reimer for making disparaging comments about Tom Brady’s daughter.
“I happen to know the child,” Kraft said Monday at Super Bowl Opening Night, via Boston.com. “She’s awesome, vivacious, loving, terrific.”
Reimer was suspended indefinitely by WEEI amid the backlash of his comments about Brady’s five-year-old daughter, Vivian.
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While discussing the first episode of the Brady documentary series, “Tom vs. Time,” Reimer referred to Vivian as an “annoying little pissant.”
Brady called the disparaging remark “very disappointing” and abruptly ended his Monday interview on WEEI. While Brady later stated he hoped Reimer wouldn’t be fired over the comment, it’s clear that both he and Kraft rightfully believe children should be off-limits in such situations.
“You don’t talk about someone’s five-year-old child,” Kraft said. “No matter who the adult is.”
Kraft also appeared to speak tangentially Monday night upon the fallout from a bombshell ESPN report published earlier this month alleging strife within the power structure of the Patriots organization. Kraft, as has every other involved party, appeared to completely dismiss such a notion of dysfunction by speaking glowingly of the longtime “marriage” enjoyed by himself, Brady and Bill Belichick.
“Well, being married to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady for the last 18 years has been pretty special,” Kraft said, via the Boston Herald. “Yeah, they’re both pretty special. It is like a marriage because you put up and go through a number of things that the general public probably can’t appreciate. But to keep it together like that. . . . To think back, I’ve owned the team 24 years. I’ve had two coaches I’ve hired and I’ve had two coaches who have started the season. Continuity is important in anything you do.”