Antonio Brown had a stellar debut for the New England Patriots on Sunday, but it looks like a decision he made after the contest could come back to bite him. Brown appears to have skipped his media duties after the game.
Of course, that means Brown would be fined by the league. Michael Giardi of the NFL Network is reporting that the NFL is currently looking into the situation – and that a fine is very possible.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Brown has been fined this year. He was fined by the Oakland Raiders before they cut him because he missed team meetings and practice.
Thus far, Brown has not addressed the fact that he missed his media responsibilities. We imagine he’ll have some kind of explanation if he’s fined.
Btw, the league is looking into the skipping out on media responsibilities by Antonio Brown. By league rule, all players who play are suppose to make themselves available postgame. Brown did not. Fine could be forthcoming.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 16, 2019
Brown, in his debut against the Dolphins, caught four passes for 56 yards with a touchdown. The Patriots won 43-0.
It’s easy to see why Brown wouldn’t want to talk to the media, given his fallout with the Raiders, his signing with the Patriots and the sexual assault allegations that were made against him last week. But NFL rules suggest every player has to make himself to the media after games.
Brown and the Patriots next get the New York Jets next Sunday.