Posted January 17, 2014

Tom Brady on legalized pot in Denver: ‘It’s a business trip’

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A store in Denver is selling Tom Brady voodoo doughnuts. (Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images)

A store in Denver is selling Tom Brady voodoo doughnuts. (Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images)

Patriots fans in Denver for the AFC Championship Game may be relishing the chance to legally buy marijuana for recreational use.

But don’t expect Tom Brady to be doing the same.

The Patriots quarterback mostly joked with a reporter who asked him about visiting a city where recreational marijuana was legal during his Friday press conference. Here is the conversation, relayed by Pro Football Talk.

MMQB: Klemko: Is it time the NFL relaxed its ban on marijuana?

Q:  This is the first time you’ll be visiting an NFL city where recreational marijuana use is legal.

TB: Are you excited about that?

Q: Has anyone advised the young players against it?

TB: We haven’t talked about that. Maybe you guys [can] tell me what that’s all about.

Q: I was just wondering if it would be a temptation.

TB: Hopefully not. This is a very important game for us and it’s a business trip.

Though recreational marijuana may be legal in Denver, it is still banned by the NFL — a point head coach Bill Belichick hit on when he was asked the same question.

Said Belichick: “I think we know what the NFL policy is on that.”

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12 comments
drbcool
drbcool

It's not a business trip, it's just a trip.

CaseyMyers
CaseyMyers

Does this 'reporter' actually get paid to ask ignorant questions such as this?  The qualifications must be quite low to become a sports reporter. 

Richard B
Richard B

Funny thing is I bet they'll get the pot through security unlike the average Denver citien.

Berkshire_Eagle
Berkshire_Eagle

You mean that some players in the NFL can NOW smoke pot ?  

Jim21
Jim21

I think he should toke... It might take the edge off of him when things don't go his way and he starts crying like a baby to the officials. 

RazorRex
RazorRex

I think Tom Brady would be more professional than coming to the AFC Championship lit out of his mind.  

Rick in Huahin!
Rick in Huahin!

Is this even relevant? I think everyone knows alcohol is more serious a drug than pot, it just has past history on its side. Moving on......

Joe R2
Joe R2

But as soon as Tom loses Sunday, Giselle will roll up a fatty for them to smoke to ease the pain... And then he will have sex with a Victoria's secret model.  What a life. 



Thomas15
Thomas15

@Joe R2 You do realize that no one woman, is ever enough to satisfy a man for very long right? Dunno how many times I've heard guys say "How could he cheat on her?" "her" being some guy's we knew girlfriend, wife, etc. They said the same about me I know because I only ever did fine. But if you had giselle over and over and over again, eventually and sooner than you think, you'd be looking for strange. The only real cheating for a man in monogamy. It's cheating yourself and cheating your nature. Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prostitution, sports betting and yeah, plural relationships are all on their way here. For good or not.