There are no football concerns with Antonio Brown on the Patriots. The only issue is his potential to disrupt the locker room like he ostensibly did in Pittsburgh and Oakland. But the Patriots have a way of getting the most out of such personalities and keeping them on their best behavior, mainly through winning a lot of games.
If you ask Kyle Van Noy, Brown has been focusing on football just as you expect from the rest of the team.
The Patriots linebacker joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand on Wednesday and was asked how Brown has been during his brief time with the team. Van Noy seems well aware of much of the outside commentary concerning the receiver, and cracked a joke about it before getting into what he’s really seen.
“As you would expect – [Brown has been] loud, obnoxious – I’m playing, no, he’s been cool, he’s been chillin’, he works hard like the rest of us,” Van Noy said. “He’s putting in a lot of extra work, as you can tell. He looked like he’s been with us for a while when he stepped on the field [in Miami], he made it look easy. He’s a great talent, and I just hope for him to have success as he continues to work hard. I’m sure he will.”
Brown practiced with the Patriots on Wednesday. The Allegheny County DA said in a statement that criminal charges can’t be pursued against Brown in relation to a pair of alleged 2017 incidents where he is accused of committing sexual assault. So Brown’s status for Sunday’s game against the Jets appears secure for now.
Listen above for the full interview with Van Noy, in which he also talks about becoming a new dad and the Patriots’ dominating defensive performance to start the season.
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