The Antonio Brown Saga Continues

Matthew Merrifield

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Update as of September 25th: On Friday September 20th Antonio Brown was released by the Patriots. Brown also said that he “Will not be playing in the NFL anymore” on twitter.

Antonio Brown is making more headlines this week after now being accused of a second sexual misconduct, a charity theft auction, and a long list of unpaid debts.

On September 10th, Brown was accused in a civil lawsuit for sexually assaulting his former trainer on three different occasions. The NFL opened an investigation and met with accuser Britney Taylor on September 16th for a reported 10 hour session. No suspension has been given as of yet. Brown’s image seems to worsen as time goes on because on September 17th another accuser came forward accusing Brown of a second sexual misconduct, a charity theft auction, and a long list of unpaid debts. Brown reportedly exposed himself to an artist who has remained anonymous while she worked on a mural for him at his Pittsburgh home in 2017. It is also reported that he has yet to pay $700 for a painting he won in an auction at a National Youth Foundation charity Softball game. Brown has also, been accused of refusing to pay wages to former assistants and part time employees.

The last month has been a whirlwind for New England wide receiver Antonio Brown. It started with the beginning of training camp, when Brown couldn’t practice because he was recovering from severe frost bite after not wearing proper footwear in a cryotherapy machine. Once Brown recovered and returned to camp he wasn’t allowed to practice by the NFL because his helmet was not approved. Brown having worn this model helmet since college appealed this ruling, but he was denied. Brown continued to sit out because of this and was fined a total of $54,000 for his absence. On September 4th, Raiders GM Mike Mayock had a discussion with Brown on the practice field about Brown’s attitude. This escalated quickly and Brown had to be pulled away by his teammates. Two days later at a team meeting Brown gave an emotional apology to his teammates, and it looked as if the issue had been resolved. The next day however, Brown was fined $215,000 by the Raiders

Brown scoring touchdown in Patriots debut

for conduct detrimental to the team. This fine voided Brown’s $30 million contract in guaranteed money. Brown went to Instagram upset about the fine and told the Raiders to release him. He was released later that day. On September 8th, Brown was signed by the New England Patriots on a 1-year deal. While Brown did play week 2 against the Dolphins, these new accusations on Brown may stop him from playing another down.