Skip to comments.Report: Patriots 'caught by surprise' by Antonio Brown rape accusation
Posted on 09/11/2019 5:30:30 AM PDT by mplc51
The New England Patriots were reportedly unaware that Antonio Brown was facing sexual assault and rape accusations when the team signed him last week, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter. With Browns signing announced and the star wideout scheduled to begin practice with the team on Wednesday, the Patriots are now deciding how to proceed. The team released a statement late Tuesday night confirming it is aware of the lawsuit and that the NFL will be investigating the matter.
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I heard there isn’t one, but am not paying close attention.
Not really. She had a larger big pay check when he was still a Oakland Raider. He had a much larger chunk of change there, many, many more millions in that contract if he had stayed part of that team.
I find it hard to believe that there are not escape clauses for the Patriots in these contracts.
Think about it logically—if one day after signing the guy was arrested for a mass murder and convicted—you really believe the Pats would have to pay the full contract?
I doubt it—but we will see.
There’s verbiage in the contract. Conduct detrimental/unbecoming to the league. But since the Pats hired the guy in the first place, how likely are they to exercise that?
Note to the NFL: If you’d stop hiring degenerates, that would solve a lot of your problems.
You are right. All of those millions of dollars are driving them crazy. Good thing I was never afflicted with wealth.
If this guy worked for me I would not change his employment status unless it became a criminal issue with DA and police involved. Even then maybe not unless he was convicted. Being a football player is no different than any other employment situation, and he should be presumed innocent.
Having said that, Brown is obviously a low form of life with no values. He uses people. I would not be sorry to see him cut from the team. Head and heart conflict there I know.
Yeah right. Belichick is never caught by surprise. By anything.
Sound like they are both nut-jobs - probably deserve each other.
Antonio Brown is crazy for sure but this looks like a money grab. I do fault most superstar athletes getting entangled with these women who looks good to them but obviously come from the other side of the street looking for payouts. If you have all of that money its going to attract flies
Upon leaving Susie Wong’s Happy Ending Emporium, Patriots owner Bob Kraft was heard saying, “ maybe I misunderstood when AB said he wanted to make a come back in New England.”
After viewing the game last Sunday when the Patriots killed the Steelers, I would think they are re-thinking the wisdom of signing brown. Given the talent I saw on the field last Sunday, I would ask “Who Needs Him?”.
This guys actions of late are disturbing, and IMO suggest hes got some situational mental disorder, or drugs or both.
That was my impression at first but now I think the AB drama was mostly contrived to get a chance to sign with the Patriots.
Patriots just gave him 9 million signing bonus?
Wonder if the Pats had time to take out “incident” insurance...
I think the point you raise is a very good one but, in and of itself, I don’t think it’s determinative.
Just like a man and his wife, HE can’t FORCE her to engage in intercourse. In most states, that’s a big PERIOD... .meaning no matter WHAT she did.....he can’t force her. So her CIVIL lawsuit should TURN on FORCE.
It’s a civil suit. So, I hope she get’s a Take Nothing judgment or a hundred bucks! She majorily contributed to these incidents, that’s pretty plain.
As for him, I hope he get’s fired for embarrassing his team. There’s a clause in his contract allowing that. I hope the Patriots use it.
Most of all, I think these gals should start having to SHARE in the responsibility for allegedly “unwanted” sex.
This guy is supposed to have raped this gal three separate times between 2017 and 2018 and she never reported it to the police, never quit as his trainer but then decides to go public with it and cooperate with any NFL investigation, only two days after he signs a contract worth $20 million?
Yeah, that sounds reasonable. /sarc/
Look it up in the dictionary folks. It's called a gold digger.
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