Tom Brady 'known cheater' graphic gets Pittsburgh TV employee fired

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

A Pittsburgh TV news producer who was sacked for writing a graphic calling New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a "known cheater" says he was just trying to have a little fun.

'The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards.

Several people enjoyed the lighthearted joke, with one tweeting, "KDKA had this fantastic graphic up to describe Tom Brady".

The Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta.

"Five-time Super Bowl champion" could be popular. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV, ' the statement added. Under Brady's name, the company used "known cheater" to identify the quarterback, rather than "New England Patriots quarterback" or some other identifier.

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Brady denied the allegations and was suspended from the league for four games in the 2015 regular season.

He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after his firing that "never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen".

The graphic was shown on KDKA, a Pittsburgh affiliate, during the 4 p.m. newscast on January 28.

Brady is playing in his ninth Super Bowl, and it's going to take more than some sniping about his past to take that away from him.

Of course, if the Steelers defense could ever hit Brady one-tenth as hard as this TV station, they'd actually have a chance to beat the Pats in a big game.

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