FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate.

The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win.

''I hope so,'' he said. ''It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that.''

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Brady's locker sported a ''Make America Great Again'' red hat sent to him by Trump.

''It was a nice keepsake,'' he said. ''It could be a . yeah, a nice piece of memorabilia he sent me.''

Brady will lead the Patriots against the Bills Sunday.