Tom Brady Vows Never to Return to Netflix Roast: 'It Affected My Kids'

Tom Brady reflects on his experience in a Netflix roast

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Tom Brady Vows Never to Return to Netflix Roast: 'It Affected My Kids'
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Tom Brady, the legendary seven-time Super Bowl champion, recently opened up about his experience on Netflix's three-hour roast during his appearance on "The Pivot Podcast" on Tuesday. Reflecting on the event, Brady shared his mixed feelings about the jokes and their impact on his family, particularly his children.

During the roast, no topic was off-limits, with comedians taking jabs at Brady's personal and professional life. Jokes touched on sensitive subjects like his divorce from Gisele Bündchen, the infamous Spygate and Deflategate scandals, and his relationship with trainer Alex Guerrero.

Despite the barrage of jokes, Brady maintained a positive outlook on the experience. "I loved when the jokes were about me, I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way it affected my kids," Brady told hosts Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor, and Channing Crowder.

Brady elaborated on the bittersweet nature of the event, acknowledging that while he enjoyed the humor directed at himself, he regretted the unintended consequences it had on his family. "It’s the hardest part about - the bittersweet aspect of - when you do something that you think is one way and then all of a sudden you realize, I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that it affected, actually, the people that I care about the most in the world," he said.

Ross's Role in Roast

The roast, hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, featured an opening monologue that included jokes about Bündchen and her reported new boyfriend. However, the most awkward moment occurred when comedian Jeff Ross made a joke involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and massages.

Brady, visibly uncomfortable, stood up and approached Ross, seemingly warning him, “Don’t say that s--- again”. Despite the awkward moments, Brady revealed that Ross played a significant role in helping him cope with the intense media scrutiny during the Deflategate scandal.

"When I was going through all the Deflategate stuff in 2015, 2016, I watched three things on TV: I watched Premier League soccer, I watched golf, and I watched comedy shows because every time I turned on SportsCenter I was like, ‘Are you f--- kidding me?’ So I was like, I just want to laugh," Brady recalled.

"So I wanted to do the roast because the guy Jeff Ross became someone that I knew." In hindsight, Brady acknowledged the lessons learned from the experience and expressed his commitment to becoming a better parent. "You don’t see the full picture all the time.

It’s a good lesson. I’m gonna be a better parent as I go forward because of it. At the same time, I’m happy everyone who was there had a lot of fun."

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