While everyone is talking about the rape accusations made against Antonio Brown, he is the only one who is not willing to talk about them.
Two weeks after he officially signed with the New England Patriots, Brown has finally addressed the media. According to reports, he took four questions and spoke for about a minute, fulfilling his NFL media obligations so he won’t get fined by the league. He was first asked about his current standing with the NFL. To that, he said:
“I’m super grateful to be here, to play for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. I’ve got a lot of the offense to learn and catch up, but I’m excited and grateful to be here.”
The final question was about the upcoming games. As we thought, Brown is scheduled to make his Patriots home debut on Sunday against the Jets. But when the subject of the rape came out, Brown avoided talking about it and turned to talk about football:
“I appreciate that question. I’m just here to just focus on ball and look forward to getting out there in the home stadium and be home with the team.”
He also spoke about the honor of playing for the Patriots dynasty and that he is grateful for being a part of the NFL in general:
“Any time you walk in the doors here you know to do your best for the team. So every time I walk in here I just want to make sure I’m preparing to give these guys my best.”
Brown made his debut for the Patriots last week in the game against the Dolphins but he didn’t talk to the media at all after the game. When reporters got the dressing room, his nameplate was removed and his locker cleaned out. We hope he will talk to the reporters more after this week’s game.