David Ortiz has Tom Brady’s back. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
David Ortiz stands with Tom Brady.
In an interview with SI.com, the Red Sox slugger said Deflategate is “stupid,” and he’s not going to watch football if Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season.
“I think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” Ortiz said. “Put it this way: You’re talking about the one player that everybody wants to watch play. We’re not just talking about any player. We’re talking about Tom Brady.
“If I turn on the TV on Sunday to watch a Patriots game and I know that Tom Brady is not playing, I would turn off the TV. I don’t want to watch that game.”
Ortiz also offered his thoughts on Bill Belichick.
“I’ve met him before. He’s a great guy,” Ortiz said. “The thing is that people watch what we do on the field, they want us to be a nice guy but that’s not how it is. When you’re between those lines, you’re trying to beat whatever is in your way. But after, it doesn’t mean you’re that kind of human being. That’s what fans pay to watch. They want you to go out there and get the job done. But that doesn’t mean you’re that type of person. Coach Belichick is a super nice guy. An incredible human being. He’s a guy who in the Boston area is known as a charitable man and a guy who’s doing good things for the community. I don’t really see the point where people want to look at him where’s he’s a bad person.”
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