Massachusetts Gov. Wears 'Free Brady' Shirt While Doing ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2015

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Charlie Baker has weighed in on Deflategate.

The Massachusetts governor wore a "Free Brady" T-shirt while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the steps of the Statehouse on Monday:

And yes, it was a calculated move.

Baker was partnering with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, and consulted with his family about the shirt beforehand.

“I talked to the Frates family about it, and I said, ‘You know, I got this T-shirt somebody sent me, and I was thinking about wearing it, but this is your day, you let me know,’” Baker said, per Boston.com's Steve Silva. “And they said, ‘Go for it.’”

Well played, governor.

[Twitter, h/t Boston.com]

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