Bill Belichick Answers Questions About Tom Brady Concussion Story

When Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke with media last month, about a week after Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen, revealed the New England quarterback may or may not have played through an unreported concussion last season, reporters were criticized for failing to ask questions about Bündchen's comments.

Not only did he said that the team files reports in compliance with league guidelines, but he also made it clear he's a coach, not a doctor, something he's said outright before.

And hours after Bundchen's interview, the National Football League released a statement saying that there was no evidence that Brady had suffered a concussion a year ago. "I mean, it's shorter, so it is what it is", he said.

"Well, I'm sure you know. we file injury reports every week", Belichick said. That's not really my job.

"Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion past year", Yee told ESPN two days later. That's even more true when you consider that there's still plenty we don't know about brain injuries.

"We love the rules the way they are", Belichick said. "That's what we have medical staff for". "He has concussions pretty much every ... I'm planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we're like 100 I hope".

On May 23, Roger Goodell brushed off the situation by saying that Brady hadn't been diagnosed with one last season. "There are no records that indicate that Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms".

Brady has never been listed on an injury report with a concussion or with a head injury, and that his camp denied Bundchen's claim nearly immediately, as agent Don Yee came to his defense and told ESPN that the 39-year-old Brady was not diagnosed with a concussion a year ago. "Yeah, we don't want to change them".

Asked about concussions in 2015, Brady told WEEI, "I'd really not like to get into that". "If you are going to put yourself kind of in the line of fire, so to speak, you better educate yourself", Brady told ABC.

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