Robert Kraft threw ‘temper tantrum’ after Tom Brady left Patriots out of statement

Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, New England Patriots. (Mandatory Credit: Mark Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, New England Patriots. (Mandatory Credit: Mark Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wasn’t happy that Tom Brady left his longtime team out his retirement statement.

Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson revealed some dirt on team owner Robert Kraft, in that he wasn’t thrilled that longtime franchise legend Tom Brady left the team out of his retirement statement.

Brady has, of course, thanked the Patriots on multiple occasions for his decade-plus of service. He did so upon leaving the organization. As it turns out, Brady treated retiring from the NFL more like leaving the Buccaneers. Though, the Patriots and some of their fans thought they deserved a mention at the very least.

Johnson’s claim that Kraft wasn’t just upset, but threw a tantrum in his office paints a hilarious picture.

"“I was told earlier tonight that … it was an unpleasant day today at the executive offices in Foxboro, and that Robert Kraft initially when he first heard the news was very upset,” Johnson said Tuesday on ‘Boston Sports Tonight.’“He was screaming and he was yelling and there was … a temper tantrum that he threw after he read this IG post. So, he was not happy about it in Foxboro, and I’m not surprised.”"

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After some backlash, Brady did thank the Patriots in a separate social media post.

Brady spent 20 years in New England and will undoubtedly go into the Hall of Fame as a member of the New England franchise. He’ll go into the team Hall of Fame as soon as possible, too, with a ceremony to match the occasion.

Kraft and Brady have a long friendship that goes back decades. The idea that Brady would try to slight him in any way is ludicrous, as his anger on the way out of New England wasn’t remotely directed at the Patriots owner.

Eventually, this will pass. Brady is Canton-bound, with the Patriots logo attached. All will be right in Foxborough.

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