Bill Belichick ended his Friday press conference after three minutes and 30 seconds.
But in his introduction, the New England Patriots head coach briefly addressed the latest developments facing Antonio Brown, who is alleged to have sent intimidating text messages to a woman who told Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko that the wide receiver made unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2017.
“I know there are questions about Antonio,” Belichick told reporters. “We take all the situations with our team very seriously, and there are some things that we’re looking into. But I’m not going to have any comments on the off-the-field situations or questions on that. Anything on football, I’d be happy to answer.”
Asked if the off-the-field allegations complicate his ability to coach Brown, Belichick said, “When we work on football, we work on football.”
Brown caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in his Patriots debut last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. As it pertains to the seven-time Pro Bowler’s availability for this Sunday against the New York Jets, Belichick stated, “He’s on our roster.”
Belichick left the podium after seven questions regarding Brown.
“Yeah, I think I’ve already addressed this,” Belichick said of Thursday night’s report. “We’re going to get ready for the Jets here. I’m happy to answer any football questions. But the rest of it, I’m done with the rest of it.”
After the final question, Belichick said, “So, yeah, I’m good, OK? Thank you. I think we had enough of that.”