If Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his mother were, you know, speaking to each other, this would make for a rather awkward Thanksgiving. Fortunately, he hates her!
The NFL quarterback and Westlake High School graduate has told Mina Brees, an Austin attorney, to stop using his picture in TV commercials as she runs for a spot on Texas' 3rd Court of Appeals, saying their relationship is now "nonexistent" after souring six years ago.
"I think the major point here is that my mother is using me in a campaign, and I've made it known many times I don't want to be involved," he said Monday. The New Orleans Saints player said he is speaking out now because she did not acknowledge previous requests to keep him out of the campaign.
Mina is a Democrat and announced, after Brees' public demand, she was taking her son's image out of her ads. As for the rift between her and her son, she says, "Sometimes when people are following a career path, they change." This probably rules out Campbell's Soup commercials.
Brees Vs. Brees [Austin American Statesman]