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TV producer fired for graphic calling Tom Brady 'cheater'

5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, January 31 2019 Jan 31, 2019 January 31, 2019 11:30 AM January 31, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Connor Trushel
PITTSBURGH (AP) - 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 that he got fired from KDKA-TV for putting the phrase underneath Brady's name in the Monday news segment.
  
He told the Pittsburgh City Paper that since most Steelers fans despise Brady, he thought he'd have a little fun with the description.
  
He says he understands why he was let go, but is a bit worried since he just bought a house.
  
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.

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