10:32 AM PT — Tom Brady sent a text message to Tyrann Mathieu after the Super Bowl apologizing for the intense exchange during the Super Bowl, sources confirm to TMZ Sports.
And, we’re also told the “something I won’t repeat” that Mathieu referenced in a post-game tweet was NOT a racist comment.
We’re told the comment was more along the lines of trash talk in the heat of battle — and didn’t have anything to do with race.
As for Tom’s text message to Tyrann, we’re told the QB praised Honeybadger as an incredible leader, champion and class act … and chalked up the clash to wanting to match Tyrann’s intensity on the field.
Brady noted that he’s been a fan of Tyrann since Mathieu was at LSU.
Bottom line — it sounds like cooler heads will prevail and everything will be water under the bridge.
Kansas City Chiefs star Tyrann Mathieu claims Tom Brady crossed a line during the Super Bowl … saying the Buccaneers QB “called me something I won’t repeat” in their heated exchange.
Mathieu and Brady butted heads several times during the big game — most notably after the Bucs scored a late touchdown before the end of the first half — with many accusing the Chiefs safety of being the instigator.
The 28-year-old went to Twitter to share his side of things following the crushing loss … saying he’s done nothing but admire Brady for years, and it was the 7-time champ who went too far.
“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,” Mathieu said in a since-deleted tweet.
“Go back to my previous games against TB12 I showed him nothing but respect. Look at my interviews about him … I show grace.”
Mathieu also spoke about the altercation after the game … where he had a much more vague response.
“It’s football,” he said. “Guys are gonna go back and forth.”
TB12 has yet to respond to the accusation … we’ll keep you posted.
Originally Published — 6:32 AM PT
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