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Tom Brady Reacts To Antonio Brown’s Patriots-Themed IG Post Amid Rumors Of Potential Return
October 12, 2019
Antonio Brown is
still making headlines, and this time he talked about the possibility to return
to the NFL. Moreover, he asked the Patriots to take him in.
The whole thing happened on Instagram, and Tom Brady likes the idea.
It looks like head coach Bill Belichick didn’t have the blessing to sign Brown as confirmed by The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo, who said he was all-in on signing the troubled wideout.
“From what I’ve heard,
Belichick just did this completely on his own,” Russillo said on The
Ryen Russillo Podcast last month. “When Brown was (cut by
the Raiders), Drew Rosenhaus calls Bill (and says), ‘Let’s figure this out,’
and Bill’s like, ‘Done.’ But Belichick didn’t consult anybody else and just did
Athletic‘s Jeff Howe reported that the Patriots’ owner, who was on a business trip on the day
Sports Illustrated released the
messages, made the decision to release
the troubled player.
and Belichick spoke and decided together to officially release Brown just 11
days after the Patriots signed the controversial star receiver, according to
sources,” Howe wrote in an article published on Sept. 20.
Well, there’s almost zero chance that Brown returns to the NFL as a Patriot. “Even without that impediment to his return to the NFL, a New England reunion remains a longshot. Apart from the lawsuit that would have kept the team from signing him in the first place if it had been filed before the deal was done, Brown’s threatening texts sent to a second accuser resulted in his release from the Patriots, and his subsequent Twitter attack on Patriots owner Robert Kraft presumably vaporized the bridge.”
“The moment I learned about the lawsuit, Antonio and I have been
unfortunately anticipating this possibility. What I want to emphasize is that
Antonio takes these allegations very seriously,” Rosenhaus said. “He is a
loving father. Five children, including a daughter. I, myself am a father, and
I have two daughters that I love very much along with my wife. I wouldn’t be
doing this interview if I didn’t believe Antonio.
“I believe these allegations are false,” he said. “He denies every one
of them, I am very confident that his legal team has facts that will prove
this. All we can ask for is that people keep in mind that this a civil matter.
This is not a criminal matter…I’ve been an NFL agent for 30 years and my
concern is that people judge Antonio without knowing the facts.”