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Tim Hasselbeck criticizes Tom Brady’s answers about body coach

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady scores a touch down against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Hasselbeck opened his interview on The Dennis and Callahan Show Tuesday morning by asking to be called, “Dr. Hasselbeck.’’

He was mocking Tom Brady’s body coach, Alex Guerrero, who lied about being a doctor in an infomerical while promoting Supreme Greens, a vegetable-based product Guerrero falsely claimed could treat cancer. Guerrero is also Brady’s business partner at TB12 Sports Therapy Center.

Brady answered questions about Guerrero Monday on “Dennis and Callahan,’’ WEEI’s morning show, but Hasselbeck found those answers unsatisfactory.

“It’s funny. In some ways, guys, it just is somewhat alarming,’’ Hasselbeck said. “Just not even addressing what you were talking about, the issue that you were asking.’’

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During Monday’s interview, Brady chuckled uncomfortably and preached his ideals about proper diet and injury prevention. He said America was “brainwashed,’’ and people were getting improper education on their diet. But he barely addressed Guerrero’s troubling history, reported by BostonMagazine. Guerrero and the Federal Trade Commission came to a settlement on his false claims about Supreme Greens, and the FTC ordered that he pay a $65,000 fine or turn in his 2004 Cadillac Escalade.

“If you are arguably the best quarterback of all-time and at your disposal you literally could partner with anybody on the planet to make an impact on whatever you are called to do, are you going to choose the guy that acted like he was dealing with 200 terminally ill cancer patients?’’ Hasselbeck asked.

Brady went to bat for Guerrero.

“In the 10 or 11 years we’ve been working together, he’s never been wrong,’’ Brady said.

In 2011, Guerrero was selling NeuroSafe, a product he claimed helped prevent concussions. Guerrero did not have “reliable scientific evidence to substantiate the extraordinary claims,’’ the FTC wrote in a letter. The FTC investigated the product, but declined to act upon Guerrero’s false claims, because he sold limited inventory, discontinued the product, and refunded purchasers.

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“To me, something is not adding up here when I see this guy that I think is a great guy, always with these bad guys. When that happens, you then say, ‘OK, maybe he’s not who I thought he was,’ ’’ Hasselbeck said. “It doesn’t prove that’s the case — it certainly makes you wonder.’’

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