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Super Bowl LII: When it comes to pooches, Tom Brady should punt


BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 31: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks with the press during the New England Patriots Media Availability for Super Bowl LII at the Mall of America on January 31, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota.The New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on February 4. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It was an odd question, but then again this is the week of the Super Bowl, so there might not be an odd question. Tom Brady was asked Wednesday if he was ever bitten by a dog.

The Patriots quarterback said it’s happened twice.

The first time Brady was a kid visiting his grandfather’s farm in Minnesota.

“Yeah, I gave the dog a bone and then went down to give the dog a kiss,” Brady said. “I was young and he bit right through my lip. So that was pretty rough.”

The second time came when he was playing for the Patriots.

During a training camp practice, a branch of the military was visiting and Brady went to play with a military dog and it ended badly.

“Those were tough dogs,” he said. “I raised my arms up over my head, and right when I raised my arms up, the dog jumped up. I guess [the dog] was going for my neck and the guy grabbed the dog back down and the dog got my thigh on the way down.

“So, I was standing there with a bunch of tough guys. And they all saw it. And they’re like, ‘Are you OK?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, of course I’m OK.’ But I could feel the cut. But obviously I couldn’t say anything, like ‘Oh man, that hurt,’ because I’m with the toughest guys in the world. So, I just sucked it up for like an hour after we said hi to all the guys and so forth.”

Brady said he called one of the team trainers about an hour later to get the cut treated.

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