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Watch Bill Belichick abruptly end presser after flurry of Antonio Brown questions

Watch Bill Belichick abruptly end presser after flurry of Antonio Brown questions

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The only topic of conversation -- seven questions, to be exact -- during Bill Belichick's press conference Friday was on wide receiver Antonio Brown, and the New England Patriots head coach was in no mood to discuss off-field matters relating to the 31-year-old star.

A report from Sports Illustrated surfaced late Thursday night alleging that Brown has sent intimidating texts to a woman who's accused him of sexual misconduct. This new report sparked fresh questions asked to Belichick about Brown involving matters outside of football.

Belichick had little patience for these questions.

After the Patriots coach made an opening statement on Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the New York Jets, Belichick explained he wasn't going to talk about off-field subjects about Brown, but that he would "be happy" to answer football-related questions.

About three and a half minutes later, Belichick grew tired of off-the-field questions regarding Brown, and he cut the presser short and left the room.

“OK, so, yeah. Yeah. I’m good,” Belichick said. “Thank you. I think we had enough of that.”

Here's the end of Belichick's presser:

Belichick was asked earlier in the press conference if Brown would be available to play Sunday. His answer was simply, "He's on our roster."

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Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Could Rob Gronkowski rub it in a little more?

In the morning, Gronk's "big announcement" was that he'll be going to the Super Bowl - not with the Patriots, but as the host of "Gronk Beach" in Miami, the site of SB54. Thus ends the comeback, at least for this season.

He later joked that Pats were just "missing some 6-6, 260 [pound] guy...They're missing that guy for sure."

To top it all off, at night, Gronk donned Lakers purple and gold and was part of a halftime dance show with the Laker Girls at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where New England's least favorite NBA team was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Gronk showed off his moves with talk show host James Corden and tennis great Venus Williams.

Enjoy your retirement, big guy. Think he'll stick around and rock some Celtics green Wednesday night at Staples when the C's face the Clippers? 

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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