LT: I don't hate Patriots

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LT: I don't hate Patriots

LaDainian Tomlinson has never been shy about expressing his distaste for the Patriots. Calling them classless after the Pats eliminated his San Diego team from the 2006 AFC playoffs, saying that cheating was their modus operandi after Spygate broke in 2007 . . . he hasn't had too many good things to say about them over the years.
But, despite repeated attempts by Dan Patrick, he wouldn't say anything bad about them on Monday.
"No, I don't hate them," Tomlinson said on 'The Dan Patrick Show' when asked the inevitable question. "When we're between the lines . . . they were the team that always kept my teams from getting to where we wanted to go and win a championship."
He wouldn't go so far as to say he'd play for them, though. When asked if he'd go to New England if offered a one-year deal, he hemmed and hawed and finally said: "Obviously, I would be tempted because Tom Brady is there and I would love to play with him. But I just think it probably, at this point, would be a stretch."
This new lovefest only goes so far, though. He's picking the Giants to win the Super Bowl.