Tom Brady
Sep 27, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17 at Gillette Stadium. Reuters/James Lang

Last week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walked out of a press conference when a reporter brought up Donald Trump’s leaked recording from 2005. Brady has since explained why he felt the need to leave when his relationship with the Republican bet for the US presidency was brought up.

"How would you respond if your kids heard Donald Trump's version of locker room talk?" the reporter asked. After hearing the question, Brady immediately thanked the media and stepped out of the room.

The question was regarding specific recordings of Trump, in which he was heard flaunting about having touched women’s genitals and kissing them without consent, because he was famous and simply could. Since then, Trump supporters have reasoned out that the real estate mogul’s words were common between men and that it was just “locker room talk.”

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Brady went on the record with a Boston radio station, WEEI, to explain why he dodged the question. "I've been in an organisation where we’re taught to say very little," he said. "We have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking. The thing I've always thought is, 'I don’t want to be a distraction for the team.' That's what my goal is. Not that there are things I've said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be."

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The pro athlete has refused to endorse a US presidential candidate, but admitted that he will be voting on Nov. 8.

He also did not shy away from admitting that he has a fond relationship with Trump, whom Brady met in the early 2000s.

“He's been a friend of mine. He's supported our team and been on the Patriots sideline a lot,” he said. “He always called me after games to encourage me, over the course of 15 years.”