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Why is Antonio Brown living with Tom Brady? Inside the relationship that led to a Buccaneers reunion

Antonio Brown is again within the NFL after a tumultuous 2019 season that left him unemployed following a brief stint with the Patriots.

This time, Brown is with the Buccaneers after some pleading from quarterback Tom Brady. Although coach Bruce Arians stated Brady had nothing to do with Brown signing, the coach did not shrink back from the truth that the quarterback wished Brown there.

“Tom Brady lobbied me again in, gosh, June, July, August,” Arians told NBC Sports.

Arians stated no on the time as a result of he felt the crew did not want Brown. Quick-forward to Week 9, and Brown is now about to start out his first recreation with the Bucs. So what modified? Arians says accidents performed an enormous function. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller (the Bucs’ prime three receivers) have all been injured in some unspecified time in the future this season. The crew can be with out tight finish O.J. Howard for the remainder of the season.

And whereas Arians might not wish to admit it, there is not any doubt Brady’s presence performed a task in Brown’s arrival to Tampa Bay. We’ll get into the the reason why beneath.

Antonio Brown resides with Tom Brady

Antonio Brown lived with Tom Brady throughout his quick time on the Patriots, and the receiver is as soon as once more pairing up with the quarterback in Tampa Bay. In New England, Brady opened up his residence to Brown for him to get settled in whereas he moved to a brand new metropolis.

Whereas the information acquired loads of consideration, Brady downplayed the importance when requested about it.

“Anybody is welcome to remain over my home. I’ve had lots of people over in the course of the season and offseason,” Brady said. “Teammates are vital to me. That’s a part of what makes soccer so particular, the relationships you construct with the blokes you play with. This 12 months is not any completely different.”

Now that the 2 are teammates once more, Brady as soon as once more welcomed Brown into his residence. As soon as once more, Brady provided up an analogous rationalization for doing so.

“He’s simply getting settled and l know he is searching for locations,” Brady said. “It is good to have him round. It is a huge transition for him transferring throughout the state not understanding anybody. I am simply attempting to be a very good teammate and assist any individual out.”

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Antonio Brown’s relationship with Tom Brady

Brady and Brown being roomates is not the top of their relationship. Brown credit Brady with serving to him “see the sunshine,” partially as a result of Brady launched the receiver to Tony Robbins. Robbins is a motivational speaker, and he has apparently helped Brown resolve a few of the points which have plagued him previously.

“Tom hooked me up with him a few months in the past [and] he’s been an awesome asset for me,” Brown stated of Robbins. “We’re engaged on myself inside, unlocking some optimistic stuff in my spirit and simply being a greater particular person. [I’ve spent] quite a lot of time sitting with him, growing some optimistic issues inside, altering my outlook on a few issues, battling and getting away from anger and simply having the ability to keep optimistic and see the optimistic of issues — not let my emotion or frustration smash my outlook on what’s in entrance of me.”

Brown added: “I actually thank Tony Robbins and TB12 for hooking me up with nice folks that may align me with my goal and assist me see the sunshine in regard to my future.”

As for Brown’s future on the Bucs, it is actually as much as him. Arians gave him a easy message, per Fox Sports, when the crew signed him: “Be a crew participant, or be gone.”

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