As the NFL is reportedly investigating Tom Brady's now infamous slide as Ravens safety Ed Reed was closing in during Sunday's AFC Championship game, Reed says Brady reached out to him via text to apologize.
"Leg is feeling alright. A little sore right now," Reed told WJZ-FM . "A little slide kick (by Brady), you know what I'm saying. But it's a tough spot the quarterback's in. You know, I understand Brady's point. Him protecting himself. I know he's a great player. I respect Brady and his game for all it stands for, and I know he's not a dirty player. And emotions get going in the game.
"I told him -- you know, we talked. We talked actually not too long ago, we talked on the phone. He actually reached out to me, texted me. I tried to text him back, but the message exploded after 12 seconds, so I had to call him ... and he's just apologized and what not. But I told him, 'You know, it's good, man.' "
Reed added, "For the most part, I didn't say anything to him when he said something to me at the game... He was going, 'You want to play like that, let's go.' But no, Brady's a great competitor and I love going against him and I know where his heart is at for this game. It was all good."