Antonio Brown is speaking out after he was released from the New England Patriots due to sexual misconduct allegations. The NFL player sounded off on his firing in a series of messages.
After a second woman came forward accusing him of inappropriate behavior and a threatening text message was leaked, the Patriots decided to cut ties with Brown.
A text message from Brown was leaked where he was trying to intimidate one of the women making allegations against him into retracting her claims. The wide receiver reportedly included a photo of the woman and her children in a group text asking people to look into his accuser’s background.
Brown’s off-field drama led to the Patriots bidding him adieu, nearly two weeks after signing him to the team. He used Twitter to express his thoughts in a flurry of messages following being let go from the team.
Beat the odds
— AB (@AB84)
“Thank you for the opportunity @Patriots #GoWinIt,” was Tweeted even before the news broke, he was no longer part of the New England Patriots.
Once the release news broke, the football player started coming for those he believes are trying to “destroy.” He shared a post talking about how people attempt to destroy others because they recognize their power.
“If I’m lying then I’m flying,” was Brown’s next Tweet.
A minute later he shared “The marathon continues,” on Twitter.
“Just got fired on Friday,” was his next Tweet.
Finally, he chose to give away a football he caught in last week’s game where the Patriots trampled the Miami Dolphins. He said one lucky winner will get the ball and told his followers to comment below. There was no reveal of how he would choose a winner or what comments he was looking for to choose one.
Brown’s agent also used Twitter to express that his client will still be looking to play in the NFL.
Statement from a spokesperson:
— New England Patriots (@Patriots)
“It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves, and he hopes to play for another team soon,” Tweeted Drew Rosenhaus.
The question is, will another team pick him up with all the allegations against him. Also, will the NFL intervene and prevent him from playing until the case is resolved?
After the first rape and sexual assault accusation surfaced this week, the NFL was supposed to be meeting regarding whether or not to take action against Brown.
It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the New England Patriots and Antonio Brown. The wide receiver is facing several sexual misconduct allegations and is now out of a job. He sent off a fury of Tweets on Friday but did little to answer any questions.
Do you think Brown’s career is over?