The Tom Brady-Tyrann Mathieu feud was among the subplots of Super Bowl LV, with the Chiefs safety claiming the 43-year-old quarterback called him “something I won’t repeat” in a now-deleted tweet.
While Brady has reportedly apologized and the beef seems to have been squashed, Mathieu’s tweet raised some questions about what exactly it was that Brady said?
Some interpreted Mathieu’s tweet to mean that Brady uttered something racially insensitive, but Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin claims that is just not true.
Irvin, who appeared on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday, blasted the Honey Badger for his tweet, saying that he heard the audio on the field and Brady did not use a racial slur.
“I didn’t like that Tyrann Mathieu put that out like that,” Irvin said. “Because, I go, ‘come on now.’ It makes it sound as if – it makes people want to know, ‘What’d he say?’
“As if he said the n-word. And he did not. Tom did not. So, you know, I didn’t like that even looming over this situation. So that’s why I think we should clean that up somewhere, somehow.”
Irvin said he could not disclose what was said because he heard the audio from the producers of “Inside the NFL” and was under direction not to reveal it.
“This was just two guys competing,” Irvin said. “That’s what that is. Just two guys competing.”