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Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

After six seasons on three different NFL teams, Cordarrelle Patterson finally earned a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in February.

And he could care less.

The veteran wide receiver, who signed with the Chicago Bears in March, was asked at a recent Massachusetts Pirates (Arena League) game how it felt to be a Super Bowl champion ... and gave a surprisingly blunt answer.

"Honestly, that Super Bowl don't mean s--- to me, because I'm in a new role right now," Patterson told Justin Turpin of Redline Media. 

Patriots fans may balk at Patterson's response -- how can he devalue reaching the NFL's mountaintop? -- but it appears he's simply committed to turning the page with his new squad.

"I'm on a new team, so it's a new opportunity for me to bring my legacy and live on to another team," Patterson said. "So, whatever happened last year in the past, that's in the past. I'm trying to just move forward."

Patterson's Instagram activity from immediately after New England's Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams also suggests he fully enjoyed the experience.

The 28-year-old clearly isn't the sentimental type, though, so don't expect him to rave about the "Patriot Way" as he prepares for training camp with his fourth team in four years.

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Report: Antonio Brown may face criminal charges in 'next few weeks'

Report: Antonio Brown may face criminal charges in 'next few weeks'

A civil lawsuit may not be the only case on the plate of Antonio Brown's lawyer this fall.

Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko published a report Monday revealing new allegations of Brown's sexual misconduct in addition to several other incidents involving the New England Patriots wide receiver.

In an interview Tuesday on WEEI's "Dale & Keefe," Klemko suggested Brown could face criminal charges stemming from those incidents in the near future.

"We did hear over the course of the reporting that there were a couple people considering criminal charges against Antonio Brown," Klemko said. "We weren’t able to report on any of those specifically because they haven’t gathered all of their evidence and made the filings and all that. I think that is going to be coming in the next few weeks."

Klemko didn't name the specific incidents that could result in criminal charges against Brown. But Klemko reported several instances of Brown refusing to pay employees he's hired, and it's possible that could result in legal action.

"(Brown) has a history of hiring people to do a job and then creating some sort of division when the pay is due and then not paying," Klemko said. "At some point, that becomes illegal."

The only active case against Brown is the civil lawsuit his former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed accusing him of rape and sexual assault. Taylor reportedly met with the NFL for 10 hours Monday as it considers discipline for the receiver, but keep an eye out for more charges Brown could face this fall.

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Watch: Mic'd up Antonio Brown celebrates first TD with Tom Brady

Watch: Mic'd up Antonio Brown celebrates first TD with Tom Brady

Antonio Brown and Tom Brady became fast friends on the field last Sunday.

Brady targeted Brown early and often against the Miami Dolphins in the wide receiver's New England Patriots debut, hitting Brown on four passes for 56 yards that included a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Brown was pretty fired up about his first touchdown as a Patriot -- and let his quarterback know.

Skip to about the 2:13 mark of the video below to watch a mic'd up Brown and Brady hug it out after their pitch-and-catch:

"I love you, baby! Great throw!" Brown shouts.

Brady returns the love to Brown moments later: "Way to go, baby."

Our own Tom E. Curran reported that Brown had picked up the football side of things quickly since signing with the Patriots last Monday, and his rapport with Brady is proof of that.

Brown's off-field status is much murkier, though. The 31-year-old is the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape and sexual assault and also was accused of sexual misconduct in a recent report detailing his history of abusive behavior.

Brown's accuser in the civil suit, former trainer Britney Taylor, reportedly met with the NFL for 10 hours Monday as the league decides if or how it will discipline the wide receiver.

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