Tom Brady must have know this was coming.
As he met the media Wednesday to talk about the Patriots season-opener in Miami, he was asked about former teammate and good friend Wes Welker.
Welker, now with the Denver Broncos, was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. ESPN has reported that the violation was related to amphetamines.
Several reports said that Welker tested positive after taking MDMA, also known as Molly, at the Kentucky Derby. The Denver Post is reporting that the suspension is for Adderall, which can be taken by NFL players if it is cleared by the league. Welker does not have clearance.
Welker, in an email to the Post, has denied taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, saying, “I would never knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way.”
Brady was asked if he had any thoughts on Welker:
“I don’t have a lot of thoughts or comments on that. That’s Wes’ situation and their team. Obviously I’ve got plenty to worry about this week with this team. As a friend you always hope the best. But this is not friend time, it’s opponent time.”
Brady, who also attended the Kentucky Derby, was then asked if he saw Welker take anything.
He laughed loudly and said, “I’ve got no comment on that.”