Kansas City safety Tyrann Mathieu has revealed that NFL superstar Tom Brady called him “something that he would not repeat” during the Super Bowl.
“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. Go back to my previous games against TB12 I showed him nothing but respect. Look at my interviews about him. I show grace,” Matthieu tweeted before eventually deleting.
Some people on Twitter are speculating that Brady called him the n-word.
Several sports outlets are now reporting that Brady texted Matthieu a “lengthy apology” following the confrontation.
Matthieu is refusing to spill all the details:
“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,” he said in a post-game interview.
But social media is speculating as to what was said: