Everyone waited with bated breath to see what Tom Brady and the Patriots ownership and coaching staff would say to Roger Goodell after New England won Super Bowl LI, 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.
It was actually Goodell, who led the charge in suspending Brady for four games over Deflategate, that reached out to Brady immediately after the game as the quarterback was soaking in the postgame revelry, Will Brinson of CBS Sports reports.
And it appears, as noted by The Big Lead, that Goodell told Brady, “That was awesome.”
Many will question whether Goodell was happy about the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI — certainly New England fans weren’t happy with Goodell, because they absolutely blasted him with boos following the Patriots victory as Brady, Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick were accepting the Lombardi Trophy.
Brady led the Patriots on the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and won the MVP for the game in a pretty easy choice.
It would’ve been easy for him to blast Goodell publicly, but he absolutely took the high road when interacting with the commissioner.