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Tom Brady Asks Why He Can't 'Just Be Great' in New Ad Poking Fun at Deflategate

by Raphael Chestang 6:30 PM PST, November 16, 2016
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When Gisele Bundchen told her husband, Tom Brady, not to talk politics anymore, she didn't mention anything about Deflategate.

The four-time Super Bowl champion pokes fun at his past NFL suspension in a new Foot Locker commercial, advertising the retail giant's "Week of Greatness."

In the 30-second spot, two young men walk into a diner chatting about the new shoe releases they just picked up at Foot Locker. During their talk, they joke that maybe the company is up to something. This quip prompts a response from the eavesdropping star quarterback.

"Just because something's great year after year doesn't mean something's going on," Brady says in the clip. "Why can't some things just be great?"

But Brady didn't stop there. His comedic rant continued, getting even more specific in relation to his own scandal.

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"It starts with questions and then questions turn into assumptions and assumptions turn into vacations," Brady says. "So why would you punish the 'Week of Greatness' for something that never even happened?"

The NFL imposed a four-game suspension on the New England Patriots captain at the beginning of the season after an investigation concluded the team intentionally underinflated footballs used in the 2015 AFC Championship game that resulted in a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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