Antonio Brown posts live video from Tom Brady's training center to address critics

It’s been a relatively quiet 48 hours since we last heard from Antonio Brown – when his camp denied rape allegations against him made by his former trainer – but he’s back at it on social media.

Brown took a break from a training session at Tom Brady’s TB12 fitness center to go live on his Instagram story and address his critics. Brady’s controversial business partner and trainer Alex Guerrero less-than-enthusiastically chimes in from the background.

“The work don't stop. No matter what they say, no matter what they hate, somebody's still gotta work," Brown says, before taking about 17,000 viewers on a tour of the facility, which features rooms named for various tenets of success, like “Perseverance” and “Determination.”

"Call God. In a time of crisis, all I ask is love, dedication and focus. Stay focused. The devil is going to try to bring you down when you get closer to your goals. The key is, don't let him.”

Brown also suggests that creating a USA football team, like soccer and basketball have, might curb the criticism he’s received as of late.

“All the basketball players and all the soccer players in the world – they get love and embrace,” he says. “Maybe we need a football USA team so the world can love us, because all we get is hate.”

Brown’s status for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins is currently unknown.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Jomal Wiltz (33) attempts to defend, during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots celebrates his first down catch during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Brady #12 and Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots bump fists during the second quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, walks on the field near wide receiver Antonio Brown (1) as Brown works out during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Bill Belichick and Tom Brady won’t talk about Antonio Brown

In addressing the public, Brown is straying from the strategy set by his head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady earlier in the week.

Tuesday night, Belichick cut off questions about his new wide receiver at a post-practice press conference.

“On Antonio's situation, both Antonio and his representatives have made statements, so I'm not going to be expanding on any of those,” Belichick told reporters. “They are what they are. We've looked into the situation, we're taking it very seriously all the way through the organization. I'm sure there are questions but I'm not going to enter into any discussion about that today. That's where we're at."

He said only that the team is taking Brown’s situation “one day at a time.”

Brady took Belichick’s tactic even further, refusing to take a single question about Brown after practice Wednesday.

“I’m not getting into all that,” Brady said, steering the conversation toward Sunday’s game. "Miami’s a good team. We’re going to get ready for them, and things that don’t involve me, don’t involve me.”

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