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Tom Brady didn't intend to come across as bad sport following Super Bowl LII with Nick Foles

Ryan Hannable
August 17, 2018 - 12:39 am

FOXBORO -- For some inexplicable reason, Tom Brady was criticized for not shaking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' hand following Super Bowl LII.

It continued to be a storyline this week, but finally it was put to rest after the game.

Brady changed up his pregame routine a bit and came out early to shake Foles' hand on the field, and then did it again after the game.

The 41-year-old didn't seem too happy that became a thing last February since he never intended to be labeled as a bad sport.

"I did hear that. I know that was kind of made up to me because that was never my intention that I would, you know, be a bad sport," Brady said. "But, I have a lot of respect for Nick and Carson [Wentz], all those quarterbacks, and that team and the way they played. They're a great team. I know how hard it is to win that last game, and they did it and congrats to them. But, we're on to 2018. We've got our goals ahead of us. We're going to try to go out and put together a great year."

Foles downplayed it as well.

"It was great to see him ... He's a great dude, a heck of a player, one of the greatest of all time," he said, via ESPN's Mike Reiss. "... I know everyone made a big deal of the Super Bowl, but the Super Bowl is chaos after. He was nice, as he is always is. I wished him the best of luck this season."

Thankfully, this is a storyline that won't have to be discussed again. 

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