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Brown was remorseful for “the bad media and the drama” while also saying “all I wanted to be was an asset to the organization.” Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots, a victory over the Miami Dolphins, before the team released him on Sept. 20 following allegations of sexual assault against him.
Mr.Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization! All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization; sorry for the bad media and the drama ! Thank you sincerely AB https://t.co/oWJCwkrpjk
Brown could have been “an asset” to an offense that punted eight times and finished with 298 total yards during Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but the off-field headlines clearly outweighed his talent in New England’s eyes when it released him.
The receiver’s former trainer Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit saying he sexually assaulted her three different times, including an instance of rape.
Robert Klemko, then of Sports Illustrated, reported a different woman levied sexual misconduct allegations against Brown. Klemko also reported that “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” after his initial report was released.
What’s more, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported in October that Brown left both the Patriots and Oakland Raiders “under poor terms” and pointed to his “lashing out at owners and others on social media.”
Brown evidently is contrite about how he exited in New England, but he remains unsigned as the NFL continues its investigation into his conduct.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported he met with the NFL for approximately eight hours Thursday to discuss the allegations.