New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a health nut. He doesn’t drink coffee. He eats avocado ice cream and calls it dessert. He equates drinking Coca Cola with consuming poison. But Brady’s latest diet revelation might be the weirdest yet: He’s never eaten a strawberry. Not one.
Brady spoke to New York Magazine while he bides his time finishing his four-game suspension for deflating footballs, and he’s using his unwelcome downtime to get philosophical about his strict diet.
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“I’m 39 and I get to play football for a living. There are not a lot of people who get that chance,” Brady said. “Part of that is because of the way that I treat my body.”
OK, fine, that’s sound logical, but ignoring strawberries completely? Arguably a top-five fruit? One of the juiciest and most delicious foods and also one of the healthiest? What’s wrong with you, Tom?
“I’ve never eaten a strawberry in my life. I have no desire to do that,” Brady said.
Well that’s it, I guess. When you’ve won four Super Bowls and are destined to go down as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, you have carte blanche in terms of your food choices. But eat a strawberry, for god’s sake. Maybe then you can stop losing Super Bowls to Eli Manning.