Bill Belichick steers clear of off-field questions regarding Antonio Brown on OMF

Ryan Hannable
September 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm
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Over the past week or so, it's been hard to discuss the Patriots and not bring up Antonio Brown. 

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The newly acquired wide out was accused of sexual assault and rape in a lawsuit last week and then Monday there was a Sports Illustrated story published that painted a "disturbing picture" of Brown off the field, including a second allegation of sexual misconduct in addition to a long history of off-field issues.

The NFL reportedly is conducting its own investigation into the first sexual assault and rape case where they were meeting with his accuser, Britney Taylor, on Monday.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday afternoon, Bill Belichick was asked how he and the Patriots are handling the matter and if they are just waiting for the league?

“Yeah, we are working on the Jets now," he said. "I’ve already addressed that. I’m not getting into any of that.”

Belichick added: “We’re not involved with it.”

Brown played 24 snaps in Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins where he hauled in four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. This came following only a week of practice with his new team.

“I think it went about maybe the way we thought it would," Belichick said. "There’s no set formula. We got to play some and we’ll build on that and see where we are at.”

He added: “Yeah, again, we didn’t use him for everything. We used him for things that he had done some reps on and he felt comfortable with and so forth. A couple of those played out early, but not necessarily by design. It just worked out that way. It is good to have him out there and we’ll see where it goes from here.”

Brown and the Patriots will host the Jets at Gillette Stadium next Sunday, which will be his first home game.

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