New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walked the red carpet on Sunday while heading to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, just days after Tom Brady announced his retirement after 23 NFL seasons.
Kraft spoke to Fox News Digital before the event began and commented on the star quarterback’s successful career.
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«I love him,» he said. «He will always be a patriot. I think [of] for the two great decades and six championships he helped us achieve.»
Kraft, 81, was seen with Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, actor LL Cool J and Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. at the event.
«I always enjoy this as one of the great nights in America,» Kraft told Fox News Digital. «It brings people together. It brings joy and it’s a celebration. I love it.»
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Brady announced he was «retiring for good» on Wednesday. He posted an emotional video on his social media accounts.
«Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away,» he said in the video. «I’m retiring forever. I know the process was a big deal last time. So when I woke up this morning I thought I’d hit record and let you guys know first. So, I won’t be wordy. You just get a super emotional retirement rehearsal and I used mine last year.»
«I truly appreciate each and every one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors… I can go on forever. There are so many. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream.»
«I would not change anything».
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In the days since Brady’s retirement, Kraft has said that he would love to see Brady return to New England and sign a one-day contract with the team to retire as part of the Patriots organization.