Halloween's a treat for these Patriots


Halloween's a treat for these Patriots

By Danny Picard

FOXBORO -- Halloween is sure to be one to remember.Randy Moss returns to Gillette Stadium. Brett Favre is seeminglywaiting until the last minute to announce his availability for Sunday.And Wes Welker is dressing up as a Jersey Shore character.

Wait . . . what?

That'sright. Welker said on Friday that he will be dressing up as a JerseyShore character this weekend. While he wouldn't give away whichcharacter he'd be, he did say that his girlfriend was dressing up asSnookie.

Draw your own conclusions.

And, much like Belichickdoesn't tip off his opponents before a game, the Patriots' coach alsorefuses to let the kids on his block figure out his game plan onHalloween night.

Belichick was asked, on Friday, if he had a favorite type of candy. His response?

"Oh, yeah, all of them," he said with a smirk.

Belichickdid give away something on Friday, though. He revealed that his bestHalloween costume as a kid was President John F. Kennedy.

"It was easy, you know, you dress up in a suit and put on the mask, but it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis."

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Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.