Tom Brady continues to support Antonio Brown after a blast on the pitch during his 28-24 win over the Jets on Sunday.
His “Come on!” in the new part of. A podcast on SiriusXM released Monday night, Brady told co-author Jim Gray that he plans to continue to be a good friend and support system for Brown.
“I’ve known Antonio for a number of years, you know, very closely. Obviously we were teammates and I love him, I care for him and I say I have a lot of compassion, ”Brady said. “I am just saddened by what is happening in his life,” he said. So there are a lot of challenges that we all face from time to time.
“I think the best thing is to have a support system even outside of football, because again, yes, we are players, we are athletes, we do what we can on the field, but we also have life off the field. And I will continue to do my best to be a good friend and supporter of Antonio and the events he is going through.
As Brady approached Calvin Ridley and Simone Bills, he pointed to the mental health issues Brown could deal with. Ridley left the Falcons in the middle of the season to address mental health issues, while Bils left the Olympics for similar reasons.
Brady repeated what he said after Sunday’s win, in which he expressed his support for Brown and hoped the Pro Bowl receiver would get the help he needed.
Brown went viral immediately after tearing his shoulders off the sidelines at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. He then took off his gloves and T-shirt, crossed the last zone, and ran into the dressing room with his hands in the air, throwing himself into the crowd.
“Yeah, I didn’t understand what was going on after the game,” Brady said. “I didn’t understand what had happened and I saw Mike after the game [Evans] He wanted to talk to Antonio, and so did OJ [Howard]. And I know Bruce [Arians] was also. Still, it was a very difficult situation for all involved. ”
When Gray Brown emphasized his “amazing talent” on the field, Brady agreed.
“And Antonio is a great player and a very talented player,” he said before reiterating his support for Brown. “And we all want the best for him. We really do. I think the team and the coaches have a very supportive team and it’s a very difficult situation for everyone. I think there are a lot of teammates who support him. There’s no better way to conclude than that. And I’m definitely one of them. I love him and I’m always by his side. “
Brown’s football future remains a mystery even after his split with the Bucs. Tampa head coach Bruce Arians told reporters after the game that Brown was “no longer Buck.”
Brown did not return to Tampa Bay with the team after the explosion at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. He finished the game with three catches for 26 yards.
On Monday, Brown was seen sitting on the court side at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where he lost to the Nets Grizzlies. He spent the night with rapper Fabolus after the game and shared a video of him sitting next to the audience, who pointed to Brown and said, “Don’t respect work ethic here.”
Although Brown has been active on social media, he has not yet addressed the situation directly.
Brady and the Buccaneers will end their regular season when they host the Panthers on Sunday.