Mark Wahlberg Texted Tom Brady After Deflategate Scandal: What He Wrote

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Mark Wahlberg and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 AP Photo/Ric Tapia

After all, they are Boston buddies! Die-hard New England Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg called into The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday, June 2, where he was asked about his reaction to Tom Brady's Deflategate scandal.

The Entourage producer, 43, was asked by Eisen about his reaction to the controversy after Brady was punished with a four-game suspension by the NFL following the preliminary investigation verdict.

"I don't know," Wahlberg replied. "Listen, obviously I'm a die-hard Patriots fan, I just feel like they're just trying to keep us down. They're trying to keep us down. They don't like winners. Tom is the best ever. Arguably the best ever. He's probably going to get two more victories when it's all done. Then he's going to come help run the team."

In fact, Wahlberg reached out to his pal after the investigation alleged that the Super Bowl MVP was "at least generally aware" of Patriots staff members deflating footballs prior to the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts this past January. While there was no concrete evidence that Gisele Bundchen's husband directly tampered with the balls, the investigation released this past May found that a locker-room attendant and equipment assistant were at fault for intentionally deflating game balls.

Brady, who makes a cameo in Wahlberg's upcoming flick Ted 2, got support from the actor after the news broke. "I sent him a message — saying from a guy who's been there, [not to] worry about it," Wahlberg explained, referencing his personal misdemeanors. "'Keep your head up. It will all blow over.'"

"He just sent me a very funny response," Wahlberg said. "So I knew he was handling it well. They're comparing him to Alex Rodriguez, I mean, what are you talking about? I'll always be there to support him. He's a good friend and the greatest thing to happen to the Patriots."

Other celebrity Pats supporters include John Krasinski, Matt Damon, Steven Tyler, and Ben Affleck.

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