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Tom Brady Talks To Oprah About the NFL Kneeling Controversy

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Tom Brady Talks To Oprah About the NFL Kneeling Controversy

NFL superstar Tom Brady sat down for a rare conversation with Oprah to talk about kneeling in the NFL. 


For about two years, the NFL has been divided in standing or kneeling during the national anthem. 

More recently, politics and fines have gotten involved and have left a major mark on each franchise. 

Related: Trump Says NFL Players Who Kneel During National Anthem ‘Maybe Shouldn’t Be In The Country’

Five-time Super Bowl winner and four-time MVP Tom Brady sat down with legendary Oprah Winfrey to talk about what has been going on. 

“I think there were a lot of really good, healthy conversations coming out of it in our locker room,” he says. “The great part about sports are the relationships, and I’ve been in it for a long time. I’ve been with guys from all different parts of the country, different color, race, belief … I respect why people are doing what they’re doing, and they’re doing it for different reasons, and that’s okay. You can do things for your reason, they can do things for their reason and you have respect for that.”

Tom even talked with Oprah about ways that players can still show their support for the movement against police brutality by locking arms. 

“We support what people are going through,” he says. “I’ve been playing sports long enough, everyone comes from something different. I think showing respect for everybody in a locker room full of guys trying to go the same direction, you better have that empathy for everybody. That’s what sports are about.”

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Just recently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that they would be fined for kneeling from now on. 

The two talk about a lot more in the video which you can watch up top. 

Take a look at Brady below! 


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