Radio host suspended for disparaging comment about Tom Brady's daughter returns to show

Alex Reimer, a columnist and blogger for WEEI.com who had also been a frequent guest on Boston sports radio station WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” morning show, made a return to that program on Tuesday morning, nearly five months after comments he made about Tom Brady’s daughter.

Reimer was suspended by the station for a month before returning to his writing duties, and has made occasional appearances on other WEEI programs since.

Return was brief

Reimer was on the morning program for a brief appearance, about eight minutes, to plug his new role as a media columnist; he also chatted about Red Sox-related news.

He also asked the hosts, Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan, when they’d welcome him back to the studio.

“I feel like my purgatory sentence is nearing a close,” Reimer remarked. “I’m not going to call little girls pissants anymore.”

‘Annoying little pissant’

Appearing on a different WEEI program after the debut of the Facebook docu-series, “Tom vs. Time,” which chronicled Brady’s off-field life, Reimer said the opening scene of the show’s debut, which showed Brady on the phone in his Brookline, Mass. home and his 5-year-old daughter, Vivian, calling “Daddy! Daddy!” in the background.

For anyone that’s a parent, you know that’s pretty standard; your kids never seem to want your attention more than when you’re on the phone with someone else.

But to Reimer, that made Vivian an “annoying little pissant,” which is how he described the little girl.

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HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds his daughter, Vivian, on the podium as he waits to speak following winning Super Bowl LI. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb 5, 2017. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with wife Gisele Bundchen and daughter Vivian Brady after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his daughter Vivian Brady hug after the game against the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. The Patriots won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots celebrates with his son Benjamin during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates winning Super Bowl LI with his son. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at NGR Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 5: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his son celebrate with the Lombardi trophy after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 17: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (#12) embraces his son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, after today's joint practice with the Chicago Bears. The New England Patriots held a dual practice with the Chicago Bears during Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 17: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (#12) with his son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, after today's joint practice with the Chicago Bears. The New England Patriots held a dual practice with the Chicago Bears during Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Tom Brady and kids are seen out in Manhattan on April 28, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Tom Brady step out of his NYC apartment on May 15, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 04: Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots kisses his son Benjamin during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates defeating the Seattle Seahawks with his wife Gisele Bundchen and son Benjamin during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Tom Brady is seen leaving DeSano Pizza with his son Benjamin Rein Bundchen Brady on February 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Pixplus/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Tom Brady is seen at a local playground with his son, Benjamin Brady, and dog Lua on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 12: Tom Brady is seen at a local playground with his son, Benjamin Brady, and dog Lua on January 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 07: Tom Brady and sons John Moynahan and Benjamin Brady are seen on December 07, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 8: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady carries his son Benjamin off the practice field at the end of today's practice with the New Orleans Saints during training camp. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Brady was not pleased, and rightfully so.

Making his weekly appearance on the station a couple of days later, just before the New England Patriots left for Minnesota and Super Bowl LII, Brady cut the interview short.

“I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said. “I’ve always tried and come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear [those comments], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly doesn’t deserve that…

“I really don’t have much to say this morning,” Brady added. “Maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time.”

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At the time, Reimer had frequently been the third wheel on the “Kirk and Callahan” show and also was a fill-in host on other shows.

Brady showed compassion despite comments

While the other sports radio station in Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, is the Patriots’ flagship station and airs the team’s games, WEEI has contracts with the team for weekly interviews in-season with Brady and coach Bill Belichick. Reimer had seemingly put one of those two relationships in jeopardy.

But while Brady was upset, at Super Bowl Opening Night he said he didn’t want to see Reimer fired.

“I certainly hope the guy is not fired,” Brady said. “I would hate for that to happen. I just think any parent is really protective of their kids. I’ve never stayed away from criticism. I understand criticism is part of sports but I certainly don’t think my children or any children really deserve to be in that.

“I think we all have careers and we all make mistakes. I’d hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. It’s certainly not what he intended. I just felt it was inappropriate. I think any 5-year-old is off limits. I think anyone would feel the same way about their kids.”

In an apology message after his suspension ended – he was allowed to return to his writing duties a month after he was suspended – Reimer said he’d never forget the mercy Brady had shown him and was thankful for the quarterback’s compassion, “which frankly I did not deserve.”

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