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Brees: "People need sports right now"

Speaking on The Ellen Show
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Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 08, 2020

The Saints' Drew Brees told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday that the "American people need sports right now."

Brees was joined by his wife Brittany on Wednesday's show and pointed out that sports are often coping mechanisms people use in difficult times, something that they cannot lean on during the coronavirus pandemic.

"That's typically something that has brought us through a lot of tough situations. People have been able to lean on local sports teams or national teams to get their mind of their daily life and struggles, and we don't have that right now and I think that's why this is so tough," he said.

Brees' was speaking for the first time since Sean Payton's faux pas last week when he said Brees would be retiring at the end of the season. Ellen did not ask Drew about his intentions beyond this year, but did ask about how he was training right now for the upcoming season.

"There have been some Facetime and Zoom workouts, but a lot of it is on our own, this is my new workout partner right here," he said with a smile, looking at his wife Brittany, to which she exclaimed "I eat, while he works out."

Brees also discussed his $5 million donation to Louisiana and playing in the same division next year with Tom Brady. You can watch the full interview here.

The "Ellen Show" airs weekdays on KATC from 4-5 p.m.