Antonio Brown blames fake vaccine card mess on media

Antonio Brown was pensive and thoughtful about his fake vaccine card and subsequent three-game suspension in his postgame press conference after the Buccaneers beat the Panthers 32-6 on Sunday.

Just kidding: he refused to answer questions about it, and blamed the media for creating drama.

Brown stopped a question from a reporter, who noted that coach Bruce Arians had said Brown was on a single-strike policy with the Buccaneers, but then stood by the controversial receiver.

“Next question,” Brown said. “We just want to talk about this game. We don’t want to waste no time with you guys writing about—”

The reporter interjected, “Respectfully, Antonio, we haven’t talked about that yet—”

“I don’t want to talk about that,” Brown said. “You guys is all drama. It’s all about football. We’re going to talk about Carolina or I don’t want to talk to you guys.”

Brown was subsequently asked about the foot injury that had kept him out since Oct. 14 before the fake vaccine card brouhaha, but returned to the point about the media allegedly creating drama.

“It’s a lot of drama — a lot of drama you guys create,” Brown said. “A lot of drama that people create who want stuff from me. But that’s just a part of life, a part of being in the position I’m in. I can’t control what people want from me. I can’t control what people write or say about me. All I can do is get up every day, be the best person I can be, and when I get a chance to do my job, do my job the best I can do it. That’s where we’re at today.”

Antonio Brown caught 10 balls for 101 yards against Carolina Sunday.
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With Chris Godwin out for the season and Mike Evans battling a hamstring injury, Brown was Tom Brady’s clear number 1 option on Sunday against Carolina. Brown responded, in his first game since mid-October, by catching 10 balls for 101 yards.