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Tuesday’s Mashup: Julian Edelman says he has seen Tom Brady cheat on TB12 diet

Lucy Burdge
May 22, 2018 - 6:48 am

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-- Julian Edelman sat down with For the Win for an interview published on Monday and revealed some interesting tidbits about how Bill Belichick operates and Tom Brady’s TB12 diet.

When asked about the TB12 diet, Edelman said he has seen Brady stray from the program.

“I’ve seen him eat a chicken wing … and pizza … and a burger,” he said. “But not often.”

He also said he doesn’t follow the diet: “I have my own guy for that.”

When asked if he would rather do Tom Brady’s diet for a year or Belichick’s work schedule for a year, Edelman picked Brady’s lifestyle.

“Definitely the diet,” Edelman said. “I’m not working those hours. (Belichick’s) always there. In spirit at least. You always have to have your antennas up.”

Edelman was then asked if Belichick really doesn’t appreciate “the more interesting characters” on the team and wants his players to focus on 100 percent on football.

“That’s what coaches are supposed to say,” he said. “That’s what our coaches tell us. We as players are supposed to be football 24/7. I mean there’s a time and place for that other stuff, but this is our job.”

Edelman posted a picture to Instagram on Monday to mark his return to field while recovering from the injury.

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“Great to be back out there with the guys. One day at a time. #Yalla,” he captioned the photo.

-- Donald Trump appeared to take another shot at the NFL on Monday while praising NASCAR fans for standing during the national anthem as he welcomed 2017 NASCAR Cup Series winner Martin Truex Jr. to the White House.

“This lively sport reflects our national spirit and our can-do attitude,” Trump said of NASCAR during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. “At every NASCAR race, you will see thousands of patriotic Americans, from the grandstands to the pit stalls, proudly waving our flag and roaring with joy at the words, ‘Start your engines.’ ”

“And I will tell you — one thing I know about NASCAR, they do indeed, Brian, stand for the playing of the national anthem, right?,” he continued. “They do indeed. Somebody said, ‘Maybe you shouldn’t say that, that’ll be controversial.’ I said, ‘That’s okay, NASCAR’s not going to mind it at all.’ Right, fellows? They don’t mind it at all.”

Trump has been outspoken against protests during the national anthem, saying last year players who protest should be “fired”:

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!’”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Just hope he misses, that’s about it … just gotta keep him in front and hope he misses.” -- Terry Rozier, on his strategy for LeBron James targeting him


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