Brady tells Buffalo he's sorry
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency
|New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady warms up during a practice for the NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis Feb. 2, 2012. (REUTERS/Jim Young)
One day after dropping a mini-bomb on Buffalo — and yes, they are sensitive down there — Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady has apologized to the city after taking a shot at their less than sterling hotels.
“I shouldn’t have said that,” said Brady, looking somewhat sheepish at his Thursday morning availability. “I apologize for saying that.
“I should have picked a non-NFL city for that (comment).”
Brady caused a semi-storm in Buffalo on Wednesday when he said of the city’s hotels: “they’re not the nicest places in the world.” He was talking about taking trips with his father as a kid. “We even went to Buffalo,” he said.
Brady’s original comments sent off a storm of sorts in Buffalo, with the subject becoming front page news. At Thursday’s media session, Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan informed Brady that the “most elite” hotel in the city had invited him to stay the night. “I appreciate that,” said Brady, and then quickly apologized.
“I know. Buffalo was tough on us this year ... it was tough. I had done that (four interceptions) once before when we lost to them up there (2003). Any time you throw four picks you feel pretty miserable the entire week.”