The media tried to throw out the bait, but Antonio Brown was not going to bite.
Antonio Brown returned to action for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and he was a much needed offensive weapon for a team that could do nothing last week after so many injuries. After they clinched the first NFC South title since 2007 with a win over the Carolina Panthers, he was made available to reporters in postgame media availability.
The main thing reporters wanted to talk about was his three-game suspension and coach Bruce Arians’ decision to let him remain with the team despite allegedly forging a COVID-19 vaccination passport.
“I don’t want to talk about that. You guys are all about drama. This is about football. We’re going to talk about Carolina or I don’t want to talk to you,” Brown said, via ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
“I’m just here to do my job. I can’t control what people write, how people try to frame me, people try to bring me down. Life is about obstacles and persevering and doing what’s right.”
The thing about his comments is that his own actions force reporters to talk and write about him.
Let his play do the talking like he did on Sunday, when he hauled in 10 receptions and 101 yards.