Given how the Bryce Brown story was mostly reported that his dogs were seized in a suspected dog fighting operation, and barely mentioned that nothing tied the Eagles running back to any wrongdoing and a judge ordered that Brown's dogs be returned to him, it's not surprising Brown quickly put out a statement reiterating that he was a victim.
Brown took to Twitter to explain the situation in the following statement:
"Anyone interested or so quick to judge me & make nasty comments should know what they're talking about first. My dog, Eilis, was at Northland Pits being bred with a UKC registered male. Anyone who knows anything about breeding American pitbull terriers should know that has NOTHING to do with fighting. I have never been interested or involved in dog fighting. My family and I love Eilis, and she is a family pet and always has been. I take extreme good care of my pets and anyone who knows me can agree.
"My dog was returned to me quickly because it was obvious that she is not and never has been involved with dog fighting. Northland Pits is a respectable breeder which has unfortunately been the target of anti-breeding groups and "animal rights," activists who know nothing about what he is doing there, and assume it is related to dog fighting due to the breed of the dogs. He is a victim in this case, just as I am. He takes great care of his dogs and Eilis wouldn't have been breeding there otherwise."
Brown also tweeted responses to people who angrily accused him of something he says he never did. There was no indication Brown was involved in dog fighting, and one of his tweets (which included the photo at the top) attempted to show how much he loves his dog Eilis:
Does this look like a fighting dog to you? Having cake on her third birthday... Educate yourselves people. pic.twitter.com/E36TMCUg6h
— Bryce Brown (@BryceBrown_34) June 30, 2013