Tom Brady admits drunken throw of Lombardi Trophy ‘was not smart’
Tom Brady has already copped to perhaps being a bit over-served, as it were, during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ championship celebration on Hillsborough River in February after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
In an interview with Michael Strahan that aired Wednesday on “Good Morning America,” Brady admitted one of his most infamous acts on that fateful day was a pretty bad idea, one perhaps unfortunately ushered along by his inebriated state.
During the Bucs’ boat parade, Brady made a risky move rife with potentially serious consequences when he tossed the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to another boat occupied by teammates. Luckily for everyone, Cameron Brate caught the trophy, preventing it from plunging into the river’s depths or possibly injuring someone.
In the interview that features footage of Brady’s trophy toss, the seven-time Super Bowl winner concedes the throw was not his finest moment.
“First of all, there was not a lot going through my mind at that point. That was … not smart for a couple reasons,” Brady told Strahan. “One is, if we drop it, that’s a little bit of a problem. But the worst thing that could happen is the edges on that trophy are so sharp, and had those things clipped one of my boys in the other boat, it would have been an ugly parade.”
Brady, who thoroughly enjoyed basking in the afterglow of yet another title that day, was also caught on video navigating a combination of sea legs and the effects of some adult beverage-based frivolity during a comically wobbly walk that set social media ablaze.
First, Brady himself, a noted social media provocateur of considerable renown, tipped his hand when his official Twitter noted how he imbibed upon some avocado tequila before his infamous, stumbling stroll while being supported by quarterback Ryan Griffin.
Then on a late-night talk show appearance, Brady conceded how his unstable amble could be attributed to feeling a bit loosey-goosey and possibly even quite inebriated.
Alluding to his drunken state — an uncommon thing for the famously teetotaling Brady — the Bucs signal-caller also admitted to Strahan that the events of the day still remain a little hazy to this day.
“From what I remember, yes it was pretty cool,” Brady said of the Super Bowl celebration.