Tom Brady Reveals Why He Regrets Doing Netflix Roast

Future Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Tom Brady was the talk of the sports and entertainment worlds last week when he was the subject of Netflix’s “Greatest Roast of All Time.”

Brady was the target of jokes from a host of comedians, former teammates and players, and others, and seemed to enjoy most of the jokes that were sent his way.

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There was at least one joke that was off-limits, which resulted in an awkward moment between Brady and comedian Jeff Ross. Aside from that, it was an overall fun night for Brady and the rest of the stars on the stage at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

In the aftermath of the roast, though, Brady seems to have some feelings of regret. On Tuesday, Brady was on The Pivot Podcast, and shared that there’s one main reason he regrets participating in the roast.

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“I loved when the jokes were about me. I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way that it affected my kids,” Brady said. “It’s the hardest part about, like, the bittersweet aspect of when you do something that you think is one way, and then all of a sudden you realize I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that it affected, actually, the people that I care about the most in the world.”

While Brady’s children weren’t the subject of any jokes in the roast, his ex-wife and the mother to two of his children, Gisele Bündchen, most definitely was. There were tons of jokes about their relationship, which definitely had to be a little uncomfortable for his children. Benjamin, the eldest of Brady’s kids with Bündchen, is 14. Vivian, Brady’s youngest child, is 11.

Brady spoke more about what he learned from doing the roast, and how he hopes to turn that into being a better parent overall.

“It makes you in some ways a better parent going through it. Sometimes you’re naive. You don’t know. You get a little, ‘Ah, s***,’ Brady said. “When I signed up for that, I love when people were making fun of me. I always said when I was going through all the Deflategate stuff in 2015, 2016, I watched three things on TV: I watched Premier League soccer, I watched golf, and I watched comedy shows, because every time I turned on SportsCenter, I was like, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’ I just want to laugh.

“I wanted to do the roast because Jeff Ross became someone that I knew. You just don’t see the full picture all the time. So I think It’s a good lesson for me as a parent. I’m going to be a better parent as I go forward because of it. And at the same time, I’m happy everyone who was there had a lot of fun. I do think for me, if we’re not laughing about things, we’re crying. And I think we should have more fun.”

Brady was a great sport about the roast, and will now shift his focus to Fox, where he’ll be the lead color analyst for NFL games for the 2024 season and beyond. Brady signed a 10-year, $375 million with Fox in 2022 that will begin this year.