Every week, Tom Brady does a Monday morning radio appearance on WEEI. Last week, a day before the election, with the world wondering whether he really was backing Donald Trump, Brady said he would reveal who he voted for once the election ended.
"I'm not talking politics anymore, guys," Brady said when asked who he voted for. "I'm just not. I got other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it's just a bad idea. I know, you guys, I told you I would, then after I told you I would, I changed my mind."
That's an interesting choice for Brady because last Monday night, then-Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed that Brady called him about TB12's vote and that Bill Belichick wrote him a letter.
But since candidate Trump has become President-elect Trump, there has been ongoing negativity surrounding the election, even almost a week removed.
This has extended to the NFL field, with Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans refusing to stand for the national anthem because Trump was elected. Brady is now steering very clear of the situation.
"I just don't want to get into it, guys," Brady said. "I really don't. There's nothing positive that comes of it. And there's just been so much negativity over the last week. I'm a positive person. I just want to keep things positive."
The Patriots are kings of eliminating distractions and focusing on football. Brady and Belichick probably view the last week's worth of attention over political issues as something that didn't help them prepare for a Sunday night matchup they ultimately lost.
And that's probably why they're done talking about it.