Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s move to the Buccaneers saw him reunite with his former teammate Tom Brady has taken Brown in as a houseguest to make sure he becomes a solid Bucs teammate and maintains proper conduct to gain the club’s trust.
Antonio Brown has garnered some massive controversies in the last few years. From a fallout with Oakland Raiders over wanting to wear his old helmet which was banned and did not meet the current NFL standards, to reports of several accusations of sexual and personal misconduct against him after joining the Patriots last season, the receiver went into the bad book of the league.
After being released from Patriots last year, Brown was banned from playing in the first 8 weeks of the 2020 NFL season. Now, with Week 9 making its approach, the Bucs newcomer is set to make his debut for the team.
However, regarding his mangled reputation, Brown has gained the concern of his good old friend Tom Brady, who has taken him in his mansion and vouches to help him restore his reputation and reportedly has connected Brown to professional counselling.
I’m just trying to be a good teammate: Tom Brady to leave no stone unturned in helping Antonio Brown
Following his move to Bucs, Antonio Brown has moved in with Tom Brady in Tampa. In a recent interview, the QB stated that he wants to work with Brown regularly to would make sure the receiver stays in the good books of the management, i.e., conforms to all the team rules and Covid protocol.
“He’s (Brown) just getting settled and l know he’s looking for places. It’s nice to have him around,” said Brady, “It’s a big transition for him moving across the state not knowing anyone. I’m just trying to be a good teammate and help somebody out.”
A source with reaches in Bucs hierarchy also informed that Brady wants to take all measures to assist his teammate.
“He (Brady) guaranteed BA (Bucs coach Bruce Arians) that he would make sure this guy did everything he has to do, even if Brady has to drive him there himself. These two are going to be joined at the hip. And they made it clear to Brady that Brown is on a very short leash. If he (slips up), he’s gone,” said those in the know.
Buccaneers defeated Giants 25-23 on Monday and are currently leading NFC South. They will play the Saints in Week 9 which will also see the Brown’s debut.