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Pittsburgh TV producer fired for graphic calling Tom Brady 'cheater'

Posted at 12:32 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 12:32:39-05

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.

Let's keep this going.
I'll be around spreading the word.
None of this money is going to me.
It's going to a charity in Tom Brady's name. #KnownCheaterCharity

— Michael Telek (@mktelek) January 31, 2019

He says he actually thinks Brady is the greatest quarterback ever.