New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (L) tears up as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) looks on after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston Texas on February 5, 2017. The win marks the Patriots fifth Super Bowl title. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Throughout the 2016 NFL season, Tom Brady was tight-lipped about commissioner Roger Goodell.
The New England Patriots quarterback torched defenses after sitting out the first four contests due to a DeflateGate suspension handed down by the commissioner. But winning Super Bowl 51 was the "sweetest" championship victory for the Patriots, according to owner Robert Kraft.
Now Brady is icing the cake with some sharp shots at the commissioner. His latest take was subtle, but crisp. Despite the Patriots' philosophy of being as stoic and cliché as possible, Brady wasn't worried about jinxing his team when he filmed a commercial in September for Shields Health Care.
In the ad, which first appeared after the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, Brady sits in a waiting room. He stands up and walks over to a wall of lockers, while a Shields Heath Care employee asks him to remove all of his jewelry. Brady flashes a fistful of four Super Bowl rings and places them in the locker.
The employee then asks: "Is that all?"
Brady responds: "Actually, no. I forgot this one. It's kind of new."
"We're gonna need to get you a bigger locker," the employee says.
Brady responds by saying: "Roger that," while wearing a wide smile.
The company ran a similar add starting in October, according to Boston.com. During that advertisement, Brady replies "for now," when asked if that was all the jewelry he had.
Brady, 39, said he isn't considering retirement. He earned his fourth Super Bowl MVP Sunday after completing 43-of-62 passes for 466 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
DeflateGate began after officials removed 12 balls from the 2015 AFC Championship. A day later, it was reported that the Patriots would be investigated for deflating footballs. Brady and coach Bill Belichick denied altering the footballs. Kraft later demanded that the league apologize to the Patriots. The Patriots went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 in Super Bowl XLIX.
On May 11 of 2015, the Patriots and Brady were notified of punishments. The team was fined $1 million and gave up two draft picks, while Brady got a four game ban. Brady appealed his suspension later that month. He then had the suspension wiped out by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman. The suspension was reinstated in April of 2016.