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:
"That's what we needed, boys."— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 18, 2019
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"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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