Emily Rooney, host of WGBH News' Beat the Press, joined Boston Public Radio Friday to discuss rape allegations against Patriots player Antonio Brown and coach Bill Belichick's resistance to answer questions about the matter.

"To their credit, the sports reporters pushed back and started asking [Belichick] questions about Antonio Brown," Rooney said. "A lot of times the sports guys are loathe to do this, they fear losing access and everyone's intimidated by Bill Belichick, everybody. But in this case I have to give the sports reporters credit where it's due."