A Pittsburgh TV news producer who was fired for writing a graphic calling New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a “known cheater” says he was just trying to have a little fun.
Michael Telek tweeted Wednesday he got fired from KDKA-TV for putting the phrase underneath Brady’s name in a news segment.
He says he understands why he was let go, but is a bit worried since he just bought a house.
Hi there, I got fired for this joke. I just bought a house so that is putting a pinch on things. Once I land a job there will be a GOAT Giveaway where I will donate the money to charity in Tom Brady's name.https://t.co/KzXhpbuOpF
— Michael Telek (@mktelek) January 30, 2019
His friends launched a GoFundMe page to help him out, and he says once he finds a job, he’ll donate the money to a charity in Brady’s name.
He says he actually thinks Brady is the greatest quarterback ever.
Brady was accused of using underinflated footballs in a 2015 playoff game.
The Associated Press