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.
Nearly $1600 in a day???? You guys are the best.
— Michael Telek (@mktelek) January 31, 2019
He says he actually thinks Brady is the greatest quarterback ever.
— New Day (@NewDay) January 31, 2019