Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady's wife, made headlines immediately after the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI for ripping New England's receivers and their dropped passes. Although Patriots wideout Wes Welker has apologetically addressed his own miscue late in the game, nobody with the Patriots has publicly responded to her comments. For some reason, though, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs did.
"She just needs to continue to be cute and shut up," he said during the team's victory rally on the field of MetLife Stadium.
With a little more than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Welker dropped a crucial pass that could have helped New England put New York away. Receiver Deion Branch also dropped a pass in the final minutes.
As Bundchen made her way to the elevator after the game, she was caught on tape saying, "My husband can not f***ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time."
Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora also weighed in on Bundchen's comments. "She is supposed to stay out of things like that, but at the end of the day that is their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants to."
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, meanwhile, didn't seem too bothered that Gisele spoke out against his Patriots counterparts.
"It's cool. I mean she's defending her husband and I understand that. I wouldn't want it to be any other way."
UPDATE: Jacobs apologized on Wednesday for his comments about Gisele on The Doug Gottlieb Show.
"Given the fact that it's a colleague of mine's wife, I do apologize for saying that, because I shouldn't have said that," Jacobs said. "It's his wife and I should respect that just as much as anyone else."
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