Antonio Brown is now gone from his third team in seven months. This afternoon he tweeted to the Patriots thanking them for the opportunity.
This a day after Nike had cut ties with Brown over his second sexual assault allegation in recent days.
Then today there was a report in Sports Illustrated about Brown trying to intimidate a source for one of their stories.
New tonight: Antonio Brown sent our source from Monday’s story menacing group text messages, including a picture of her children with instructions for his associates to investigate her.— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) September 20, 2019
Her lawyer wrote the NFL calling for the intimidation to stop. https://t.co/rCTM8WSI6Z pic.twitter.com/QtONzBf7Ig
Bill Bellichick was peppered with questions at his press conference Friday about Brown and the rarely outspoken head coach essentially refused to address it. Shortly after AB’s tweet, the Patriots made a statement announcing his release.
Patriots’ statement: “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 20, 2019
Shortly after Brown’s first tweet thanking the Patriots, he had a second tweet with a picture accompanied by the words “Sometimes people try to destroy you precisely because they recognize your power.”
Brown was signed to the Patriots immediately after he had requested and was granted his release by the Raiders just prior to the start of the season. He sat out the Patriots season opener, but suited up and played in the team’s second game last week.
Brown had a third tweet in short order, again thanking the Patriots, this time with pics from his one game in a Patriots uniform.
Talk about a lot of wasted talent. I hope he finds his way at some point. Honestly.