Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, and it has been reported that he has a new temporary home living with Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.
The 6-time Super Bowl champion invited Brown to live with him after the wide receiver signed a one-year contract. Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, rent a $29 million mansion in the Tampa area from New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. So they likely have plenty of space for an extra roommate.
On Sunday, NFL insider Jay Glazer reported on NFL on Fox that Brown is Brady’s newest house guest.
“As far as getting caught up on the game plan, how about this?” Glazer reported. “He has a leg up, cause he’s actually been staying at Tom Brady’s house. And Tom has actually been helping him off the field as well – lining him up with people to help him including people like Tony Robbins.”
Brady Previously Offered His New England Home to Brown, As Well
In 2019, during Brady’s final season of his 20-year career with the New England Patriots, he made a similar offer to Brown. Likewise, the Pats signed Brown midseason like the Bucs have. Brady reached out to Brown and invited him to live with his family. However, it is unknown if the troubled wide receiver took him up on that offer like he has in Tampa Bay.
Brown did not last long in New England before the organization released him for off-field legal issues. Although Brown left New England extremely bitter towards owner Robert Kraft and the rest of the organization, he remained close with Brady.
Brown faced numerous allegations of misconduct in 2019. In fact, the player is almost finished with an 8-week NFL suspension because of multiple legal issues. They include accusations of rape, sexual misconduct, assaulting a moving truck driver, berating police officers, shaming the mother of his child, and throwing furniture over a balcony.
Brown has adamantly denied both the rape and sexual misconduct allegations. He has talked candidly about getting his life back on track after a tumultuous 2019.
The wide receiver quickly became one of the NFL’s best receivers after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in 2010. He caught more passes than any other player during his 8-year span with Pittsburgh. His play earned him seven Pro Bowl selections while with the Steelers.
Yet, a supposedly irreparable relationship between himself and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led to Brown requesting a trade. Ever since, his football career and personal life have been filled with turmoil.
Brown is not expected to play in the Bucs-Giants “Monday Night Football” matchup. But, he is expected to take the field with Brady on Sunday night when Tampa plays the New Orleans Saints.