Tom Brady Dismisses Talk 'Living with Yourself' Video Was Dig at Robert Kraft

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 19, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with owner Robert Kraft after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Quarterback Tom Brady says his cameo in Paul Rudd's Netflix series Living with Yourself was not meant as a dig at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

In the cameo, Brady exits an establishment called the Top Happy Spa before conversing with Rudd's character. According to Patrick Dunne of NBC Sports Boston, show creator Timothy Greenberg said he scripted the scene more than four years ago.

Brady discussed the "unfortunate" speculation, stating it was a scene shot three years ago on a green screen:

Brady added that he "loves Kraft dearly."

Naturally, many connected the scene to Kraft's ongoing legal battle amid allegations that he paid for sex acts at a massage parlor.

Per Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, a source close to the situation said Brady's "relationship with [Kraft] has been, is and will always be great" and added Brady "would never do anything to disparage him. EVER."

The source also explained that none of the circumstances surrounding Brady's cameo was meant to be a reference to Kraft: "The cameo was done as a favor, was agreed to a year ago, was written four years ago, was a parody on cloning genes in a laboratory and was filmed on a green screen."

A source also told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio that Brady "didn't realize that the scene would be a direct or indirect reference to the ongoing legal entanglements of Patriots owner Robert Kraft."

Several years after Kraft bought the Patriots, New England selected Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft with the 199th overall pick. That turned out to be arguably the best decision in the history of football.

The trio of Kraft, Brady and head coach Bill Belichick has since reached nine Super Bowls, winning six of them.

New England is off to a 6-0 start this season, and it is the odds-on favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl and repeat as the champion.

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