BOSTON (AP) – Mitt Romney says he and Tom Brady exchanged e-mails a day before the Super Bowl, but the Republican presidential candidate says they didn’t talk politics.

Romney, campaigning Sunday in Illinois, told reporters he traded e-mails on Saturday with Brady.

The New England Patriots quarterback was in Arizona preparing for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.

The former Massachusetts governor wouldn’t say how he had Brady’s e-mail but that he sent him a message on his Blackberry and Brady replied with kind words.

Romney said: “He’s not endorsing anybody. For all I know he’s a fan of somebody else.”

Romney waved his Blackberry and joked that he sent Brady a couple of plays.

Then he added: “I wish he’d send me a couple of plays.”

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