New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said his team’s decision to release Antonio Brown is a “difficult situation” but wouldn’t go into specifics.
“I do have a lot of personal feelings, none of which I really care to share. That’s about it. It’s a difficult situation. That’s kinda how I feel,” he said.
Brady then issued a longer response about his team, but he didn’t mention Brown specifically.
“There’s a lot of human elements and I think because as a player and a person I care deeply about my teammates,” he said.
He added that “I want everyone to be the best they can possibly be. From the day I started with this team, even back I’d say in college, it’s such a tight-nit group and you want everyone to become the best they can possibly be and you try to provide leadership.”
Brady then remarked: “You try to care for people. You try to provide whatever you think you can to help them reach their highest potential, whatever situation it is. I’ve had a lot of teammates over the years. You invest not just your head, but your heart. You invest your soul. That is what makes a great team. That is what makes a great brotherhood. I think in the end, that is the endearing trait about sports.”
The Patriots on Friday said the team was releasing the superstar wide receiver.
Brown was picked up by the Patriots after he was released this season by the Oakland Raiders. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was traded.