FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For a minute, we heard from Antonio Brown.
On Thursday, the controversial yet talented wide receiver met with the local media for the first time since signing a one-year contract worth up to $15 million with the Patriots. This also marked the first time Brown spoke since former trainer Britney Taylor alleged he sexually assaulted her on three occasions in a civil lawsuit.
The wide receiver has participated in both practices with the Patriots this week and on this day, he wouldn’t comment about his situation with the NFL. Brown answered four questions on Thursday. The interview lasted about one minute.
“I appreciate that question,” said Brown when asked about his standing with the league. “I’m just here to focus on ball and look forward to getting out there in the home stadium, being with the team.”
The first question Brown received on Thursday was asking if he had an update or knew if he would be in trouble with the NFL. The receiver didn’t answer the question.
“I’m super grateful to be here, to play for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady,” Brown said. “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.”
Added Brown: “Well, it’s football. I’m grateful to play football every time you walk in the door here, you know, be your best for the team. Every time I walk in here, I just want to make sure I’m preparing to give these guys my best.”
On Thursday, before practice, Tom Brady pulled Brown out of the Patriots warm-up line. The quarterback started to work with Brown 1-on-1 as it looked like the two were going over routes.
“It’s been a tremendous honor (working with Brady),” Brown said. “He’s been here a long time — a lot of details, a lot of work ethic. A great guy to be around. Just inspire everyone here.”