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Seahawks' Coleman: I'm Glad NFL Let Tom Brady Play Super Bowl

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 06:13 PM

The question as to whether Tom Brady should have been allowed to play in Super Bowl XLIX after being implicated in the "Deflategate" scandal is a no-brainer to Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who tells Newsmax TV the answer is a resounding yes.

"I'm glad he played in the Super Bowl because I don't care about all that stuff. We were the best team and they were the best team and we're playing against each other," Coleman said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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I don't want to have 'We would've won that game if he didn't play.' Everybody would've been sad. 'Oh Tom Brady wasn't playing, blah blah blah.' I want the best of the best at the head. Leave all that legal stuff for later."

On May 11th, the NFL suspended the New England Patriots quarterback for four games after an independent investigator found it was "more probable than not" that he was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" regarding the deflation of Patriots game balls in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady denies having had any knowledge of the deflated balls.

During the probe, Brady was allowed to play in Super Bowl XLIX in which the Patriots defeated the Seahawks by a score of 28-24.

But Brady belonged in the Super Bowl, according to Coleman, author of the new book, "No Excuses: Growing Up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams," written with Marcus Brotherton and published by Gallery/Jeter.

Coleman declined to answer whether he believes Brady should have been suspended.

Coleman — who at UCLA, rushed for more than 1,100 yards in his final two seasons, scoring eleven touchdowns in his senior year alone — made history by becoming the first deaf offensive player in the NFL.

He is also first-ever deaf player to win a Super Bowl, when in 2014, the Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8.

Coleman said he has gone out of his way to not making of big deal in not being able to hear.

"I don't want people to know that 'oh, that person is deaf.' … I'm out there doing the same thing that everybody else is doing, sometimes better, sometimes not, but it doesn't matter. I'm doing the same thing. I'm blending with everybody else and you would never know," Coleman said.

His teammates know how to mouth signals to him and, 'You don't even got to yell it, you don't got to do nothing. I'm ready for business!"

Coleman's nonchalant attitude about his disability is thanks to his parents, who pushed him to succeed.

"They didn't just baby me. They just said 'hey, you got to go, you got to interact with the world because they're not going to baby you so why should we?'" he said. "They put all the mature thoughts in my head so young that I'm 24 years old and I got all this instinct."

Coleman also weighed in on the arrest of rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who is charged with an alleged assault involving a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son Justin Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the school's football team.

TMZ reports the assault involved the team's strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, who had been screaming at Justin as Diddy watched.

"One of my friend's dad posted on Twitter, 'You know there was a lot of times where I wanted to punch the coach, but I never really did it.' so maybe Diddy should think about it next time. Every parent has their own [feeling] of being protective and I know it's a protective situation," Coleman said.

A Combs rep said the mogul was acting in self-defense.

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