The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought quarterback Tom Brady his 7th Super Bowl ring at the 55th championship game on Sunday, and the halftime show with The Weeknd wasn’t the only thing that kept fans entertained. Tom Brady and Kansas City’s Tyrann Mathieu exchanged some choice words throughout the game.
Mathieu says, “He called me something I won’t repeat, but yeah, I’ll let all the media throw me under the bus as if I did something or said something to him.”
Apparently whatever Brady called or said to Mathieu was enough to warrant an apology. ESPN reported that Brady sent an apologetic text to Mathieu post-win, remorseful for “losing his composure in the moment of the game.” Although Mathieu was penalized more than once during the game by refs, including once for “unsportsmanlike conduct”, he maintains that he has showed Brady “nothing but respect” and that during interviews, “I show grace.”
At one point in the game, after Brady threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown whom Mathieu was defending, he ran down Mathieu to give him a piece of his mind. It seems that Mathieu was shocked by Brady’s remarks and aggressive behavior, because in a postgame interview Mathieu said, “Listen, Tom Brady’s a great quarterback. I never really saw that side of Tom Brady, to be honest. But whatever, no comment. It’s over with. I’m done with it.”
It is not confirmed whether Mathieu has responded to Brady’s apology yet.