The New England Patriots have lengthy been a tight-lipped group on the subject of its gamers’ off-field points. However in mild of the present Antonio Brown dilemma, the Patriots had been fast to react.
After releasing an announcement late on Tuesday, Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick spoke at his scheduled press convention on Wednesday.
After opening with an announcement about making ready for the Patriots’ Week 2 matchup with the Dolphins, he said he wouldn’t be increasing on the statements that had been already given.
On Antonio’s scenario, Antonio and his representatives have made statements so I’m not going to be increasing on any of these, they’re what they’re. We’ve seemed into the scenario and we’re taking it very severely throughout the group. I’m certain there are questions however I’m not going to be having any dialogue about that right this moment. That’s the place we’re at. After we know extra we’ll say extra.
He was repeatedly requested about Brown regardless of stating he wouldn’t be speaking about that challenge, taking a previous method by repeating he “was preparing for Miami.” The press convention was lower quick as reporters continued to problem Belichick about not being open concerning the challenge.
Belichick did affirm Antonio Brown can be at apply on Wednesday, the workforce’s first apply of the week. As for Brown being out there on Sunday, Belichick responded with “we’re taking it at some point at a time.”
Belichick is often stoic about such points, particularly authorized issues, and has already had his fingers full this season coping with these related points.
He did so with Patrick Chung, who was indicted on drug fees final month, already this season. The Patriots launched an announcement on the matter and when requested in a press convention he referred to the assertion.
The Patriots issued a workforce assertion on Tuesday night time following the allegations going public.
Brown’s Contract State of affairs
This matter may have an effect on Brown’s contract as effectively. In verbiage for assured contracts within the NFL, Brown might have violated the phrases of his contract which might render all assured cash null and void.
The Patriots traded away certainly one of their veteran receivers, Demaryius Thomas, to the New York Jets only a day after activating Antonio Brown. The commerce was made official by the Jets moments earlier than Belichick’s press convention started.