Tom Brady on Antonio Brown living with him: I’m “trying to be a good teammate”

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has invited Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown into the house Brady is renting from Derek Jeter in Tampa. Brady explained the arrangement to Jim Gray of Westwood One on Monday.

“Antonio is a good friend of mine and, again, we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the years,” Brady told Gray. “So he’s just getting settled and I know he’s looking for places, but it’s just nice to be able to have him around. And we’re getting to work and he likes to be integrated into what we’re doing, big transition for him moving across the state really not knowing anyone. So, you know, again, just trying to be a great teammate and help someone out who’s a friend of mine.”

Usually, a guy who’s looking for a place to live stays in a hotel. Brown definitely can afford it. This one feels like something more than hospitality. Brady seems to be taking Brown under Brady’s wing, and essentially becoming responsible for Brown.

“He’s obviously a very hard worker, and he’s working his way into the program, into the Bucs program,” Brady said. “He’s been involved in a lot of the meetings. He hasn’t been able to do any practices yet but I know he’s been kind of training and getting ready for it.”

The official preparation begins tomorrow, when Brown returns to practice. In five days, Brown will make his debut on Sunday Night Football, against the Saints.

24 responses to “Tom Brady on Antonio Brown living with him: I’m “trying to be a good teammate”

  1. Brady knows the guy has emotional issues and probably feels like he could use the emotional support of being around a teammate and a home setting. I don’t think I’d want my family to be around this guy, but Brady knows him better than I do. And Gisele sure isn’t going to say OK to this if she thinks there is going to be any kind of a problem for her or the kids. To me, this is just one of those things that I don’t know enough about to make an informed judgment.

  2. Never ceases to amaze me how comfortable Brady is in closely linking himself to a guy who has repeatedly shown himself to be a horrible person. He should be ashamed.

  3. You’re trying to win another SB ring. Without that Belechick guy. At this point you’re closer than coach B without you. I hope it doesn’t become the sort of toxic situation like Jerry Jones trying to win one without Jimmy Johnson. Antonio Brown is one of those toxic individuals whom, without his physical gifts, most sensible people would avoid like the plague.

  4. Would not want that guy around my kids. I have to question Brady’s judgement on this one. Does winning another Super Bowl trump decency?

  5. Makes no sense to me. Maybe TB is really trying to help him and sees more to him then the rest planet.

  6. Brady knows AB needs to be under adult supervision at all times if he’s gonna make through the entire season

  7. Brady sounds more feminine than Richard Simmons. There is more to this story than football.

  8. “…big transition for him moving across the state really not knowing anyone.”

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    hilarious. i’m sure it must be scary for him to not know anyone. i can appreciate t.b. doing his best to help this guy out, but man – this will all end badly.

  9. TB is either:
    (1) a really good human, trying to help out a troubled friend; or
    (2) willing to do anything to win.
    Maybe a little of both?
    Regardless, I would be concerned about:
    (1) putting my family around a guy who is erratic at best and violent at worst; and
    (2) creating issues with teammates if AB suddenly starts getting the majority of the balls. “Hey, isn’t that the guy who stays at your house?”

  10. Raise your hand if you would want a known sexual predator around your wife and kids? I guess TB12 will literally do anything to win, we all know
    he’s a great competitor, but wow!

  11. No Way am I allowing Antonio Brown to live in my house. Too Much negative behavior in his past.

  12. How did this happen ?

    Tom: We Need to sign Antonio Brown
    Ariens: The guy is a human disaster, sexual assault charges, anger issues, stiffing teams
    and fighting moving men. We don’t want that Cancer on our team.
    Tom: No, He’s really a good guy, misunderstood, I can vouch for him.
    Ariens: Ok Tom, YOU will be responsible for this miscreant .
    Tom: (In his best Castanza voice) , Ok We’re taking it up a notch !, He can live at my
    house.

  13. husky1881 says:
    November 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm
    Never ceases to amaze me how comfortable Brady is in closely linking himself to a guy who has repeatedly shown himself to be a horrible person. He should be ashamed.
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    There was a guy from Nazareth who used to do the same thing- forget his name, pretty good carpenter too.

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