Article by: Pete Caceci
After losing his endorsement with Nike on Thursday, and then being released by the Patriots on Friday, WR Antonio Brown went to Twitter early this morning that he will no longer be playing in the NFL. He cited his reasoning as the poor treatment that the league owners from the teams he had recently been affiliated with.
Brown was on contract for the 2019-20 season and had an option of playing the following season depending on what happened with the current allegations. He also had only played with the Patriots for one game against the Dolphins last Sunday, getting one touchdown and catching four passes. Not long after the victory, a new accuser came out and stated that Brown had tried to sexually assault her. The Patriots organization then quickly made the decision to release him, since they are still dealing with owner Robert Kraft’s massage parlor scandal.
Much to the surprise of the league, Brown took to social media to thank Patriot’s QB Tom Brady and the rest of the team for giving him the opportunity to sign him and give him a chance. Following this move, questions began to rise as to where Brown would lean towards. No one reached out to him, nor his agent, and after two days of silence, Brown made the final decision on Twitter.
With both the Raiders and Patriots releasing Brown, he has officially lost out on nearly $30 million for this season alone. In my opinion, he deserves everything that is coming to him. At the end of my previous article, Brown has created more problems with more organizations than any NFL player in my lifetime. Who knows if the allegations are true, but if you put those aside, his actions with head coach Jon Gruden and the Raiders general manager Mike Mayock are despicable. Honestly, this man could have had anything if he kept his mouth shut and just stuck to doing what he does best. I hope this is a wake-up call for him, because his achievements that he made will now be heavily overshadowed by his immature actions.