On Thursday, Antonio Brown spoke with the media for the first time since he signed with the Patriots on Sept. 7.
The Patriots' star wide receiver addressed four questions related to how things are going so far in New England and his availability for the rest of the season.
“I’m super grateful to be here. I’m thankful to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," Brown told reporters. "I’ve got a lot of the offense to learn and catch up, but I’m excited and grateful to be here and be a part of these guys.”
As for the availability part, Brown opted not to touch on those details.
Antonio Brown on if he’s heard from the NFL about his availability moving forward: “I appreciate that question. I’m just here to focus on ball. Looking forward to getting out there in the home stadium and being with the team.”— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) September 19, 2019
Brown also gave a Belichickian answer when asked how deals with off-field distractions while focusing on football.
“Well, it’s football. I’m grateful to play football," he said. "Every time you walk in the doors here, you know to be the 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."
The brief Q&A occurred on the same day Nike dropped their shoe deal with the 31-year-old.
On Wednesday, it was reported Brown won't face criminal charges from the Allegheny County DA for the sexual assault allegations against him due to a two-year statute of limitations.
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