The biggest story heading into Sunday’s slate of NFL games continued to be Antonio Brown.
The New England Patriots released the controversial All-Pro on Friday, and he went on a Twitter tirade Sunday morning saying he would not play in the NFL again and took shots at Patriots owner Bob Kraft.
While the Patriots released a statement on Friday about Brown’s release, head coach Bill Belichick still had not appeared publicly since the decision.
Prior to the Patriots’ game against the New York Jets, CBS reporter Dana Jacobson asked Belichick the question that was on every viewer’s mind: “What was the final straw with Antonio Brown?”
Belichick gave his typical response: “We’re focused on the Jets today.”
Jacobson thanked the coach and placed the microphone back toward him for a courtesy thank you back.
Instead, Belichick just stared down Jacobson and remained silent.
The Patriots head coach’s disdain for questions relating to Brown was evident on Friday when he cut his press conference short after growing tired of being asked about his troubled wide receiver.
Hours later, Brown was released.
There were reports that Kraft grew “enraged” over intimidating texts Brown allegedly sent a second accuser, and that was what ultimately led to Brown’s release from the team.
Still, nothing had been stated on the record and Jacobson was only doing her job by asking the necessary question.