Tom Brady with former president Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club, Palm Beach, Florida in 2006.
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Tom Brady says his relationship with former President Donald Trump has been taken out of context by the media.

“This was 17 or 18 years ago,” Brady told Variety in a wide-ranging interview about having previously golfed with Trump. “I was so young. I got to go to a private golf course. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.”

Brady said he has not spoken with Trump “in a lot of years.”

“I think [the press] just mischaracterized a lot,” Brady continued. “My personality isn’t ever one to insult anybody. I have plenty of my own flaws. I’m not here to point out anyone else’s flaws. There are things that I agree with. There are things that I don’t. There are things I agree with my wife about. There are things that I don’t. I love her to death, but we don’t always see eye to eye. I don’t see eye to eye with anyone. And I’m not responsible for what other people say. I’m really responsible for what I say. So if people want to say things that I said or that I’m about, that’s up to them, and I’m not going to respond to all those things all the time either.”

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The NFL star quarterback reiterated in the interview that he does not know when he will officially retire from the game.

“I would say it’s year to year: Could this be my last year? Absolutely. Could I change my mind? Absolutely. I’ve realized I don’t have five years left. I want to do it my way. I want to give it everything I got and see where I’m at. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of traumatic injuries over the years, but if things go really smoothly and we win, that’d be great.”

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In addition to an upcoming film project, a clothing line, an NFT platform for collectibles and several other side businesses, Brady has a 10-year deal with Fox Sports as on-air analyst when he finished playing.

He already knows what kind of broadcaster he’ll be.

“I’m there to support. I’m there to inform,” Brady said. “I have a great knowledge of the game. And I also have very high expectations of what players and coaches should do in the field. I’ll have no problem being critical of things that I disagree with, and I’ll have no problem praising things that are exceptional.”