Questions about the constant drama surrounding Antonio Brown forced New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to walk out on reporters.
The New York Jets (0-2) are facing their toughest opponent of the season on Sunday—Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots (2-0). The dynastic Patriots are off to a great start on the field, but Antonio Brown is causing controversy off the field.
Unsurprisingly, Belichick was in no mood to answer questions about the mercurial wide receiver.
Bill Belichick walks out on reporters after another Antonio Brown question pic.twitter.com/qsHAIY3jQr
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 20, 2019
“He’s on our roster,” and “We’re going to get ready for the Jets,” were about all reporters could coax out of the tight-lipped head coach.
The questions came following a new report that shows Brown intimidating a source from a Sports Illustrated story. The wideout instructed associates to “look up her background details” and went as far as to post pictures of her children in the group text.
New tonight: Antonio Brown sent our source from Monday’s story menacing group text messages, including a picture of her children with instructions for his associates to investigate her.
Her lawyer wrote the NFL calling for the intimidation to stop. https://t.co/rCTM8WSI6Z pic.twitter.com/QtONzBf7Ig
— robertklemko (@RobertKlemko) September 20, 2019
As of Friday afternoon, Brown was still slated to play against the Jets on Sunday. The embattled wide receiver has been the subject of unending drama this season.
However, Belichick seems completely content to deal with the sideshow so long as Brown is producing on the field. In his debut with the Patriots in Week 2, Brown hauled in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
He’s one of the most talented receivers in the game, without a doubt. He and Tom Brady are a downright scary proposition for defenses to counter.
The Jets are fresh off a game in which Odell Beckham Jr. torched the defense for 161 yards and a score. The Jets defense played well for most of the game, but Beckham was the difference-maker in the victory.