Tom Brady firmly aligns himself with the University of Michigan Wolverines.
In response to the Big Ten’s announcement of University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s suspension, the 46-year-old NFL legend took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express his stance with a succinct yet impactful statement: “Bet.”
Brady’s reply, presented as a quote tweet echoing Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s identical message, gained traction as several other Michigan players echoed the sentiment, using the word “bet” to convey their collective response to the Big Ten’s decision. This reaction followed a comprehensive NCAA investigation into sign-stealing allegations that had spanned several weeks.
The choice of the term “bet,” typically signaling agreement, takes on a defiant tone in this context, with players—including university president Santa Ono—utilizing it to underscore their stance against the Big Ten’s ruling, as detailed by Sports Illustrated.