Tom Brady understands why brother-in-law Kevin Youkilis won't be rooting for Patriots this week

Ryan Hannable
October 12, 2016 - 3:28 pm
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[caption id="attachment_112510" align="alignright" width="400"]Tom Brady understands his brother-in-law won't be rooting for him this weekend. (Scott R. Galvin/USA Today Sports Tom Brady understands his brother-in-law won't be rooting for him this weekend. (Scott R. Galvin/USA Today Sports[/caption] All of Tom Brady's extended family won't be rooting for the Patriots this weekend. Brady's brother-in-law Kevin Youkilis was born in Cincinnati so is a die hard Bengals fan. Brady understands where he is coming from and has no problem with it -- in fact he likes it. (Youkilis married Brady's sister Julie in 2012.) "He's a much bigger Bengal fan than a Patriot fan so I know he'll be rooting for the Bengals this week," Brady said on a conference call with the Cincinnati media. "He sends that every year in the Christmas letters and I see a lot of pictures of him wearing Bengals stuff so I know he's got Bengals in his blood. You can't ever take that out of him." Added Brady: "I have respect for that. I like that. I think when you find a team you like you stick with them, so he's always done that. He loves [University of] Cincinnati, too – the Bearcats. He's never forgotten where he comes from. Brady was also asked about another member of the Red Sox -- David Ortiz. The quarterback said he hopes Ortiz changes his mind and returns next season. "He had a great career and he had a great season," Brady said. "He's been a great player for the league and for the city. I mean he's meant so much, been a part of three championship teams here. Baseball is huge here in Boston and really in New England. I mean they love the Red Sox. It's obviously sad to see him retire. I hope he comes back and keeps playing because he had a great year, but everyone's going to make the choice whenever it feels right."