Antonio Brown Sidesteps Legal Questions in 1st Interview as a Patriot

    Patriots receiver Antonio Brown addressed the media for the first time since joining the New England Patriots.

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    FOXBORO — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown addressed the media for the first time since joining the New England Patriots and for the first time since being charged with sexual assault and rape in civil court.

    Brown only took four questions, speaking for a little over a minute. He did not address the allegations against him or anything regarding his future in the NFL.

    Here is a full transcript of the entire exchange with reporters.

    Reporter: Antonio, is everything alright with you and the league? Are you in good standing in order to keep playing?
    Brown: 
    I’m super grateful to be here, to play for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. You know, 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.

    Reporter: Antonio, what’s it been like working with Tom?
    Brown: It’s been a tremendous honor. 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.

    Reporter: How’s the process been to kind of get used to everything as everything’s going on in your life?
    Brown: Well, it’s football, you know? I’m grateful to play football. Every time you walk in the doors here, you know, you’re [at] your best for the team, so, every time I walk in here I just want to make sure that I’m preparing to give these guys my best. 

    Reporter: Antonio, what have you heard from the league, if anything, about your availability moving forward?
    Brown: I appreciate that question. I’m just here to just focus on ball and look forward to getting out there in the home stadium and being home with the team.”

    Brown appears on track to do play Sunday when the Patriots host the Jets at 1 p.m.

    He made his Patriots debut last Sunday, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.