Bill Belichick stopped his news conference short after fielding several questions on the topic of Antonio Brown's off-the-field issues.

"I know there are questions about Antonio. We take all the situations with our team very seriously," Belichick said at the end of an opening statement that began with his thoughts on Sunday's opponent, the New York Jets. "There are some things that we're looking into, but I'm not going to have any comment on any of the off-the-field situations or questions on that. Anything on football, I'm happy to answer."

Belichick was then asked how he balances off-field issues with Brown.

"When we work on football, we work on football," Belichick said.