Patriots are planning for Antonio Brown to play

AP

On Sunday, we explained that Antonio Brown directly controlled his ability to play in his first game with the Patriots. That continues to apparently be the case, but like everything else with Brown it’s subject to change.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports that the Patriots have heard nothing from the NFL suggesting that Brown wouldn’t be allowed to play.

Brown has practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, his frozen feet have fully thawed, and from a football standpoint the question was, and still is, whether he has gotten sufficiently familiarity with the playbook and comfortable in the offense.

Still, if the NFL doesn’t want the man who has overshadowed Season 100 on the field, he won’t be. The only question is whether the league nudges the Patriots to not play him, or whether the NFL simply shuts him down by placing him on the Commissioner-Exempt list.

Meanwhile, Brown still doesn’t have a number — which is odd since Marshall Newhouse, added to the team after Brown, does.

155 responses to “Patriots are planning for Antonio Brown to play

  1. But will someone who saw the messages he sent please explain why he now wants to be called “Backjack” and plans to have that on the back of his jersey? Please.

  2. If the new England leadership can’t do the right thing and sideline Brown while the league investigates, then the league administration needs to step in. The Patriots brass has a history of making bad decisions to win at all cost and the NFL needs to get this straightened out. If Brown plays and these accusations prove to be credible and more likely then not to have occurred, then how does his performance this Sunday and any other game this season reflect on the NFL as a whole? Shut him down and let the investigation play out, as Brown has little to no credibility at this point to no one but himself.

  3. Of course they are planning on him playing. Being on the field keeps him away from females, and the Pats want a return on their investment.

    The Steelers and Raiders are happy to be rid of this headache and the media circus he brings, The Pats are now riding the AB train, and it remains to be seen if a derailment will happen sooner or later

  4. Looks like all the years of Brady dominating the stinky fish from Miami have taken its toll on FinFan….lol…..cry those salty tears dude as they add fuel to the fire. We are embarking on the stairway to seven!!!! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  5. As a long time Pats fan, I am certainly skeptical about Brown being with the Pats. He is self-centered, egotistical, selfish, and disloyal. But that doesn’t make him guilty of Rape and a crime. It will be interesting to see how this plays out but he should be allowed to play until a verdict is reached. Too many people in our society today are guilt until proven innocent…there is something fundamentally wrong with that.

  6. I have a hard time believing these things:

    1. Kraft and BB looked him in the face and asked if it was true.
    2. Rosenhaus on record saying he would be cleared, but doesn’t know he will be cleared.
    3. NE would not be asking the NFL to put him on the Exempt List to give them some time, if he they felt may be guilty.

    I just don’t see it.

    And, the more I read about this gal, the behaviors, the timing, the illogical sequences for a rape victim, etc, the more it looks like a strategic extortion attempt. This gal needs to be very careful, because if it is true that these text leaks and other contexts around the texts absolve Brown, she’s going to lose ownership of that gym in Tenn, and she herself may be going to jail.

  7. The new Patriots motto……If your not taping raping or deflating your not trying!
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    Dolphins new motto if your not tanking then your not the Dolphins.

  8. I can’t stand AB, I think they should throw him out because he’s an idiot. BUT, I’ve seen videos online that sure make it look like this woman is full of it and after money

  9. jlbay says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    If the new England leadership can’t do the right thing and sideline Brown while the league investigates, then the league administration needs to step in. The Patriots brass has a history of making bad decisions to win at all cost and the NFL needs to get this straightened out. If Brown plays and these accusations prove to be credible and more likely then not to have occurred, then how does his performance this Sunday and any other game this season reflect on the NFL as a whole? Shut him down and let the investigation play out, as Brown has little to no credibility at this point to no one but himself.

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    I don’t think dealing Moss after Week 4 in 2010 due to Moss going off the rails, reflects anything about “win at all costs”.

    I just checked again. Nope, I don’t believe that is what BB does. You either buy in as a good teammate or you’re gone.

  10. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    They hear that their new wr raped someone and they still going to play him.
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    Just curious why the alleged victim did not file any criminal charges?

  11. Finfan362 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    The new Patriots motto……If your not taping raping or deflating your not trying!

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    Do you believe in the tooth fairy, too, professor?

    I bet you wait with milk and cookies in front of your fireplace on XMas Eve, too.

  12. There are video’s leaked of AB and this girl in bed with little to no clothing flirting with each other. She could have accused him anytime since 2017 and she chooses to do it now – the week of her wedding! Really? REALLY?

    Listen – AB is a complete clown but the NFL starts suspending players based on allegations only that’s a slippery slope the league won’t recover from.

  13. Remember what happened to Roethlisberger in 2010 for being accused of sexual assault? Why is Mr Big Chest not being held to the same standard? He is actually being sued, where was the lawsuit or charges against Roethlisberger…

  14. The Haters created their own Frankenstein!!!! Patriots fans relish in your HATE, the more you hate, the more we love it. Tough Luck, buttercups!!!!!

    Can’t wait to see the Darnoldless Jets, next week, LOL!!! The whole team was probably exposed to mono, they might not show up!!!!

  15. The Patriot Way !…at some point…they will alienate some of the fan by base placating this loose cannon. At the same time they will add more disrespect to the NFL shield.

  16. The Patriot Way !…at some point…they will alienate some of the fan base by placating this loose cannon. At the same time they will add more disrespect to the NFL shield.

  17. The victim has passed a lie detector test and plans to fully cooperate with the NFL. 0 REC. 0 YARDS 0 TD’s.

  18. They had to give him a different jersey because WRs can only wear 10-19 or 80-89 in a game. They’ll probably put in a small pkg of 5-6 plays, and he’ll make a cameo. Probably not a big part of the game plan. Why shouldn’t he play? You gonna sit everyone that gets sued in a civil suit until you get to the bottom of it? A guy that has an incentive laden contract and is playing for his next one? Dangerous precedent.

  19. “Personally, I for one am tired of this clown. I wish Goodell would put him on the list already”

    Won’t happen. He plays for his favorite team. He and the owner are best buds.

  20. I just think it’s funny that while this is the headline article, over there in the “most commented” box is an article from a week ago: “Jon Gruden: Plan is for Antonio brown to play Monday”.

    Too much.

  21. tangotwo22 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    As a long time Pats fan, I am certainly skeptical about Brown being with the Pats. He is self-centered, egotistical, selfish, and disloyal. But that doesn’t make him guilty of Rape and a crime. It will be interesting to see how this plays out but he should be allowed to play until a verdict is reached. Too many people in our society today are guilt until proven innocent…there is something fundamentally wrong with that.

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    Well said. I want him on a VERY short leash.

  22. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm
    Patriots are a classless organization. They hear that their new wr raped someone and they still going to play him.
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    No they heard someone accuse him. Not that he did it. It remains to be seen if he actually did assault and rape this woman.

  23. overshadowed season 100???? are you daft?

    so your thinking is that without AB’s antics people would be sitting around talking about ‘100’??! that is the most laughable thing I’ve read in a while. and I read PFT all the time so that’s saying something!

    nobody cares about this ‘100’ stuff. plus we all know that seasons without the Patriots, who have become the entire league, shouldn’t count anyway. even a colts fan can admit that, even if it hurts.

  24. Exactly what is the purpose of the Commissioners Non-Exempt List if the player is still being paid while on it?

  25. watchyobehindinharmcity says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
    Remember what happened to Roethlisberger in 2010 for being accused of sexual assault? Why is Mr Big Chest not being held to the same standard? He is actually being sued, where was the lawsuit or charges against Roethlisberger…

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    Let’s see, there were CRIMINAL charges and witnesses in that case.

    If this lady was really raped 3 times why didn’t she press criminal charges

    Why did she wait 45 days after the last Alleged incident To go buy a tape kit?

    Why are there so many inconsistencies in the report as to what she said

  26. Some players just cannot handle the job of being an NFL professional. Lack of upbringing, brains, character deficit, massive ego, some or all of the above mixed together, but whatever it is, this guy is starting to prove he should go play in either Canada, or the Nevada Lingerie League. Innocent until proven guilty, always. But, two teams invited this guy to dance, and both got burned. Make that three teams. Why a woman waits two years to report being raped I do not know and will never, ever understand. Such a traumatic personal incident, assault, needs to be reported immediately. Otherwise, all cred is lost. Now, it looks like a money grab.

  27. watchyobehindinharmcity says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
    Remember what happened to Roethlisberger in 2010 for being accused of sexual assault? Why is Mr Big Chest not being held to the same standard? He is actually being sued, where was the lawsuit or charges against Roethlisberger…
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    IIRC a criminal complaint WAS filed against Roethlisberger by the alleged victim, however the police investigation did not result in any charges issued. Here you have another victim, however I doubt any prosecutor would have file criminal charges this long after the fact given the credibility of the accuser. That’s not to say she’s lying, but to a criminal standard I doubt you’d ever get a conviction.

  28. Patriots are a classless organization. They hear that their new wr raped someone and they still going to play him. Shameful and classless. Patriots care more about wins than they do about a woman being raped by their own player. Patriots fans are no different. They are shameless hypocrites.
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    Please, for everyone’s benefit, do not ever sit on a jury be it for a criminal or civil case. Your objectivity is non-existent

  29. Patriots are a classless organization. They hear that their new wr raped someone and they still going to play him. Shameful and classless. Patriots care more about wins than they do about a woman being raped by their own player. Patriots fans are no different. They are shameless hypocrites
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    Seems to me a key word is missing from this post- alleged!!!
    He has never been convicted of anything or criminally charged or even arrested. Here in America it’s still innocent until proven guilty!

  30. Do they really need him to beat Miami? They should park him until his participation on the exempt list is decided…

  31. jetsmmt says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    I bet he’s in jail by Saturday
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    I’ll take that bet. I’ll put my house vs everything you own. Lets do this. Send me a message thru workpress.

  32. “…Too many people in our society today are guilt until proven innocent…there is something fundamentally wrong with that.”

    Don’t be so naive. Every cop/prosecutor/judge all will admit (off record or retired) the reality is guilty until proven innocent.

  33. Why do we defend our teams players when we know they are bad people. I give credit to the Pats fans who realize
    there are a few things more important than a win on Sunday. Do any of you guys have daughters??????

  34. I am, in no way, a supporter of AB (I have Edelman in my fantasy team). I do, however, have a curiosity question. How does an individual get sexually assaulted by the same person three times in three different locations?

  35. officialgame says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    Owner likes and supports the sex slave industry. Drafts a player who likes to murder friends when he isn’t playing. Gets caught stealing and taping others teams signals and won at least one Super Bowl that way. The QB hires trainers to deflate footballs then lie for him. Signs and enables players with horrible reputations including major substance abuse issues. And the the whole thing started with a crazy tuck rule that isn’t even a rule anymore. The Patriot way isn’t a way its be ing a low life organization that is willing to do anything to win. Screw all of you!!!

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    I’m sensing that you don’t like the Patriots.

  36. AB is clearly guilty of being an idiot on many occasions, and I’m sure there will be many examples of this during the investigation. I was not in favor of this signing. However, it sure is starting to look like as much as some of us think he has to be guilty because of his seeming personality disorder, this very well may be a financial play by a woman with an IRS tax lien, a potentially failing “gym,” and a domineering mother intent on revenge for his obnoxious behavior embarrassing her daughter. Video clearly shows her enjoying her time in his bed well after these alleged “assaults.” AB needs to put the cell phone down and back away from it. He’s like a child, or an addict, or both. It’s going to be his ruin. Just get this matter cleared up and play football assuming you are innocent as you say. Unfortunately this may take a while to sort out. Regardless of what the league determines the lawyer is likely to drag this through court even if there is little chance for success, simply because he just needs a slight majority of a jury to get a judgement, and get PAID.

  37. As to Rothlessberger, that was 14 years ago in an era when every victim of rape was put on trial. Given it would be MUCH worse when the perp is a football hero in a football crazy area. This victim was bullied AND paid not to have her life put on a public stage. At the time it was an easy choice, even though the evidence STRONGLY suggested the assault happened. The #me too movement has made it SLIGHTLY easier for victims to come forward. The question in the Brown case is, IS this woman a “victim” or an opportunist.

    The evidence to date seems show it’s the latter. There is a difference between a man behaving badly and a man committing a criminal offense. Brown has shown he has been an asshat, but that shouldn’t keep him from going to work. If idiocy was a firing offense, our unemployment rate would be over 30%.

  38. This story does sound rather iffy but for the people who are saying “raped 3 times” didn’t read the report. Sexual misconduct twice and alleged rape the third time. Curious to see how this all plays out

  39. For everyone saying a video has surfaced, have you actually watched it? There is nothing on that video that clears AB. It could have come from Any time, as she and he have both talked about having a relationship. Saying she is wearing next to nothing, she is fully clothed. I am fine with innocent until proven guilty, but in no way does that video clear him! There is nothing there that says there is no chance he raped her.

  40. theitalianarmy says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:58 pm
    The victim has passed a lie detector test and plans to fully cooperate with the NFL. 0 REC. 0 YARDS 0 TD’s.

    Lie detector test are inadmissible In court.
    So it’s meaningless

  41. To all those decalaring he should be put immediately on the exempt (do not play) list… consider this:

    1) Whats stops organized crime from sending in a bunch of (no record yet) hookers (they have plenty) who are let into the clubs players frequent during the two weeks before the Super bowl and party/come-on to say each teams QB, RB, WRs, LT & pass rusher. Remember they dont even have to “sleep” with them (although likely some would) and they get the club video of them “partying” then even have the girls write “real dirty talk” texts to them (most would likely write back).. then get them top lawyers to file a “descriptively suggestive” lawsuit vs the player(s) AND send press releases and complaint letters to ME TOO & the NFL demanding they be put on the exempt list?

    2) I remember a 2 time super bowl winning QB who just met a girl once in a nightclub bathroom **but this girl (unlike AB’s girl) 1) had NOT come back several times to “work” with him; @) had NOT gone to nightclubs with him or #) stayed at his house – AND DID file immediate rape charges… Yet for this 2-time Super bowl QB NOTHING happened to that QB (*Also the QB is white. So what does THAT do to the NFL’s “image”…??

  42. “Patriots are planning for Antonio Brown to play”
    The article says nothing to justify that headline. All the article states is that the NFL has not banned him. It says nothing about the Pats plans. Why go for an unjustified sensational headline? People will read about AB anyway.

  43. oneoverland says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    For everyone saying a video has surfaced, have you actually watched it? There is nothing on that video that clears AB. It could have come from Any time, as she and he have both talked about having a relationship. Saying she is wearing next to nothing, she is fully clothed. I am fine with innocent until proven guilty, but in no way does that video clear him! There is nothing there that says there is no chance he raped her.

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    Why did she keep hanging around him? You’re not very bright. She met some other dude and is getting married within the year?

    Why not a criminal case? Why just the 75K civil suit? 75K is enough punishment for him?

    Really?

    Lots of suspicion with the facts surrounding this.

  44. ladyjet says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    Why do we defend our teams players when we know they are bad people. I give credit to the Pats fans who realize
    there are a few things more important than a win on Sunday. Do any of you guys have daughters??????

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    Robbie Anderson threatened to rape a cop’s wife and nothing happened. Robbie Anderson is a Jet.

    Do YOU have daughters?

  45. A lot of people keep bringing up inmocent until proven guilty. That standard does not apply here. It’s a Civil complaint. As in, more likely than not. But,this will never make it to court

  46. You need to let the process play out. Putting him on the list because of a civil case sets a horrible precedent. You essentially could create an environment that would allow a host of allegations similar to Duke-Lacrosse. He may still have criminal charges pressed but until then, you have to let him play.

  47. Kraft/BB thought Aaron Hernandez was also telling the truth… Just because AB say’s he’s innocent doesn’t mean he is.

    Text messages seem to imply he’s at least guilty of 1 count of sexual assault.

  48. gysot says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Tears would be flooding the streets of Boston if he was still a steeler

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    I don’t seem to remember that when Ben was accused

  49. Cleon Ross says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    The new Patriots motto……If your not taping raping or deflating your not trying!
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    Dolphins new motto if your not tanking then your not the Dolphins.

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    You’re, fellas, you’re.

  50. AB is a radioactive meltdown waiting to implode again. Regardless of his elite talent, I dont think he is worth the headaches, distractions and negative drama. Obviously, the Pat’s do and BB knows more about football than the rest of us put together. If the NFL doesn’t intervene, might as well play him. Legally, there appears to be alot of gray issues here.

  51. One good thing about AB playing is we don’t have to keep seeing articles every week trying for figure out if he is going to play. Either cut bait and let him go or play him. Lets not extend out the drama.

  52. So many people on here feel the need to bash AB before saying well I think he’s innocent. His biggest flaw is wanting to leave a team that didn’t respect him. With a qb and GM who didn’t respect him and the work he put in. At 31 why should he want to finish with career on a team with another mediocre qb and coach. He hired a PR firm to get of that mess. Everyone bashing him forgot what he was like before his team turned on him. Now because some chick with a failed business and IRS issues is suing him you twats want to pile on cause you don’t approve of how he left some previous teams.

  53. hustlelikerussell says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    Kraft/BB thought Aaron Hernandez was also telling the truth… Just because AB say’s he’s innocent doesn’t mean he is.

    Text messages seem to imply he’s at least guilty of 1 count of sexual assault.

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    Umm, no they didn’t. What is the matter with you people? The locked him out of the facility and cut him before he was even arrested.

    You people have facts. You make up stories constantly.

  54. Tears would be flooding the streets of Boston if he was still a steeler
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    Seriously! Did you see the 33-3 blowout Sunday??? Why would anyone in Boston be crying over any thing Pittsburgh does?????

  55. Of course. Because everyone else is a terrible organization (Chiefs) for allowing someone else on the field but not the Patriots. Hill had a tape. AB has a text. My team? I wouldn’t let either play until it all plays out. Of course technically that is also a message to 345 but the teams have a choice too.

  56. “Meanwhile, Brown still doesn’t have a number — which is odd since Marshall Newhouse, added to the team after Brown, does.”

    Yes he does, 17 as was clearly visible on the practice field today

  57. watchyobehindinharmcity says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
    Remember what happened to Roethlisberger in 2010 for being accused of sexual assault? Why is Mr Big Chest not being held to the same standard? He is actually being sued, where was the lawsuit or charges against Roethlisberger…

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    probably because Big Ben had the gal barricaded in the bathroom with a state trooper outside of the door and then destroyed the bar security footage?

    One was clearly guilty, while the other appears to possibly being extorted.

  58. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    Tears would be flooding the streets of Boston if he was still a steeler
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    Seriously! Did you see the 33-3 blowout Sunday??? Why would anyone in Boston be crying over any thing Pittsburgh does?????

    He isn’t. And neither is LVB. Different team all around. I picked the Steelers at 6-10 before the season started. Only week one but they are living up to it. Beating up on a weak team does not make greatness.

    Oh wait…AFC East…right…

  59. “The Patriot Way !…at some point…they will alienate some of the fan by base placating this loose cannon”

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    No they won’t.

  60. Just because this “victim” supposedly passed a lie detector test, doesn’t mean her story is legit
    She waited 2+ years to say anything publicly about 2 of these accusations
    Plenty of time to believe her own story

    Guilty people pass polygraph tests every day
    And some of the most famous serial killers passed them
    And for all the haters who claim the Patriots condone this…these events occurred under the watch of Mike Tomlin & the Steelers!
    NOT Belichick

  61. > objectivefbfan says:
    > September 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    > Of course. Because everyone else is a terrible organization (Chiefs) for allowing someone > else on the field but not the Patriots. Hill had a tape. AB has a text. My team? I > wouldn’t let either play until it all plays out.

    So… you would force them out of work for however long it takes to resolve? Years perhaps? How about having some courage, look at the facts, and give him an up or down vote in the mean-time based on what you think : (A) There is a reasonable chance you are innocent, you can play, (b) You are out, goodbye.

  62. The NFL didn’t do a thing against Roethlisberger until they had done their own investigation and the legal process played out. The prosecution decided not to prosecute because they had an unreliable(drunk) witness that did not want to testify because she was intimidated by BB’s army of lawyers. After the prosecuter admonished BB, it was over. Only at that point, did the NFL step in, because a suspension was warranted.

  63. I don’t remember all the wailing and gnashing of teeth when the Chiefs drafted and then played Tyreek Hill, a proven pregnant woman beater. Hill got into an argument with his pregnant girlfriend, then “threw her around like a ragdoll, punched her in the face, sat on her and repeatedly punched her in the stomach, and choked her.”. This past summer there were allegations that Hill broke his 3 year old son’s arm and the police didn’t charge him only b/c his girlfriend wouldn’t cooperate with the investigation. While Hill was in the news for that the Chiefs signed Frank Clark who most likely beat his girlfriend while in college, but she also refused to cooperate with the police. Clark told police his girlfriend suffered injuries to her face and neck b/c she’s drunk and fell, so police did a breathalyzer test on the girl and she registered .000. But she was drunk.

    If it turns out that Brown sexually assaulted and raped a woman he will be tossed out of the NFL, will have lost a civil suit and may end up facing criminal charges depending on the evidence. Until that time he is innocent until proven guilty. It is a she said, he said situation without any witnesses or audio/video evidence. If Brown were to be placed on the exempt list, the civil suit might take a couple years to adjudicate, which would be a career ender for Brown and he just may be innocent.

  64. Trust me. As a trial attorney the law suit against AB is by no means a slam dunk in favor of her. I would advise AB to settle with her and make this thing go away (with all due confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements). If this goes to full trial and appeal, the legal fees will be exhorbant. And, if this does go to trial, a critical element is the jury selection. The NFL will do it’s best to have a white jury mostly of middle aged women. ABC’s counsel will push for the exact opposite. Legally, this is a most interesting case.

  65. The new Patriots motto……If your not taping raping or deflating your not trying!

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    Every QB screws with the PSI of footballs as Aaron Rodgers admitted, and the NFL never cared until their sting operation of the Patriots

  66. boiler72 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Hopefully he gets suspended and banned, and no one cares what you bleeding heart progressives think, or your thumbs-down.
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    I’m very far from a progressive but I do believe in civil liberties, like innocent until proven guilty. Should everyone accused of rape and sexual assault or domestic violence in a civil suit lose their job? If this happened on video where there was definite proof of the criminal acts taking place I’d be the first to say he should be suspended but sadly there isn’t. It is a she said, he said situation and her story has many holes in it.
    You’re just a Pats hater who needs to get another hobby besides watching the NFL, especially this year b/c the Pats are going to win the SB again. Get over it.

  67. I actually think he shouldn’t play just for football reasons. Since he missed most of camp there has to be some level of physical ramping up he has to do. And also there is the playbook and building timing with Brady. And against that there is the fact that team simply doesn’t need him to beat the Dolphins (no offense fin fans) so there is zero urgency to get him into this game as far as winning it goes. So why not ease him in. No need to force it.

  68. “I would advise AB to settle with her and make this thing go away (with all due confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements). If this goes to full trial and appeal, the legal fees will be exorbitant.”

    Sounds like quite rational advice. The problem to balance that is if Brown settles in this way now, a wide swatch of people will automatically consider him guilty and trying to cover up evidence she has. The league could also consider that sufficient to give him a lengthy suspension, especially if enough fans were screaming about it.

    Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.

  69. Facts:

    1. Brown is working hard

    2. Brown accepted #17

    3. Brown is uniquely suited to the Patriots system because he can play either inside or out.

    4. Brown is motivated to win.

  70. I feel like a lot of people don’t realize this is a civil case. It was never a police case and no report. This is he said she said. Not saying it’s not true but if it were criminal case he’d be acquitted.

  71. I feel bad for the girl the text alone say enough! All the fans that have had to hear about him over and over the Raiders fans that bought his jersey only to have no use for it all the while he is sitting laughing at it all because he could care less! I feel worst for the kids that have to look at him and call him dad! What a total scum bag he is! Pats you don’t need him at all your the champs cut him already!

  72. In a fit of rage Brown threw furniture over his balcony and almost hit a 2 year old and his grandparent. That was last year.

    He also damaged his apartment.

    He screwed the Steelers and it cost them $21mm in dead cap space

    He screwed Oakland

    I’m sure the Pats knew about the civil case and still didn’t care and signed him. I don’t know if he’s guilty or not , but someone with all that baggage doesn’t belong in the NFL.

    Pats are morally corrupt with no integrity so it’s not surprising. Pats fans are hypocrites.

  73. Wow, the NFL has not done anything, yet? This is contractual law, not criminal law. Innocent until proven guilty has no part in this discussion. This is contractual business law that regulates player misconduct via the bargained agreement between the owners and players. This is about discouraging misconduct that damages the brand (NFL) and diminishes its credibility and reputation. There is clearly enough evidence to warrant an investigation, and the player needs to be cleared before being allowed to play, due to the severity of the allegations. If the NFL allows this guy to play, they “deserve” the wrath of their fanbase (especially the women). Doing nothing shows that the NFL talks the talk, but is disingenuous. I also have to wonder if the commissioner, who has acknowledged a special friendship with the Pats owner, is not looking the other way because of that friendship. I personally love the game that I have watched since I was a child; but I am really disappointed with the NFL. Josh Gordon, who has now been re-instated for the 5th time, is a primary example of the mockery of the disciplinary process.

  74. I’m curious about his contract. I wonder what happens if he plays and gets hurt. Whether he really gets hurt or not. Might be smart not to play him and see where this goes next week. With that being said I’m a Dolphins fan and I’ve got my popcorn ready.

  75. Meanwhile, Brown still doesn’t have a number — which is odd since Marshall Newhouse, added to the team after Brown, does.

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    Today he was wearing his father’s number 17.

  76. Picture your favorite team in the playoffs… Now picture someone filing a civil lawsuit against your best player and they get suspended… That’s why you can’t suspend him on a civil lawsuit. Anyone can file a civil lawsuit with no repercussions if it’s baseless… Had she filed false criminal charges, SHE could end up in jail

  77. It’s a civil case, not criminal. He wasn’t arrested and/or charged with anything by the authorities. Any of us can just file a suit against anyone else, even I can sue AB for sexual assault if I want to. So should they start benching or suspending or “exempting” any and all players who get sued, before determining the legitimacy? It just sets a bad precedent. Someone could file a false claim of some sort against a starting QB in a Super Bowl a few days shy of it and affect the outcome of the game. It’s different than being charged with a crime. And to be fair, the law is separate from NFL rules. Goodell can do anything he wants, as evidenced during Deflate-gate. But you shouldn’t just jump to conclusions.

    Look, I think AB is cartoonishly narcissistic. I don’t know if he’s a rapist or not. I don’t particularly like his public persona that we see, but again, that doesn’t mean I think he’s more likely to rape someone. But I’m a Patriots fan and he’s undeniably talented and would help their chances to win another Super Bowl. Like….that’s what I’m “doing here”, I’m paying attention to all this for the purpose of getting vicarious enjoyment and pride from a bunch of complete strangers. That’s what being a sports fan is. I’m not here to assemble a church choir. There are guys on all of our teams that are saints or scumbags. The idea is to construct a roster of talented football players and win the most games, most importantly, the last one, PERIOD. They’re thin at TE, if you could reanimate dead Aaron Hernandez, out free while on appeal or something, I’d sign him first thing in the morning. I’m not trying to have a beer with the guy, I’m here to be entertained on Sundays, and I’m just not concerned with what he does the other six days. There are scumbags everywhere, most don’t play in the NFL, but the ones that do aren’t necessarily more or less scumbag-gy than the everyday ones.

  78. xpensivewinos says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Last time a team said that, they released him……..
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    It does cross my mind that given the track record here its entirely possible for this accusation to be stone false and yet he is still off the team or suspended by Sunday for some reason we have not even heard of yet. I’m rooting for the guy sure, but I’m not blind to what we are dealing with here.

  79. The Pats will approach his playing exactly as they would if the accusations never surfaced. Belichick said, “just like we always do”. Bill isn’t going to change a thing about his approach to working a player in on any other spect except football.

  80. Good post shady warrior. It’s entertainment, nothing more and nothing less. I wonder if any of these posters would quit their jobs if the owner / boss got charged with something as bad. If their favorite singer/actor or whomever, would they stop listening /watching. I guess Simone Biles is bad now based on what her brother did. Some of these posters take things to the extreme and that says alot about them.

  81. After reading the headline above, I wondered what Brown is planning to do. You never know with him. It depends on what stratosphere he’s in.

  82. Thetruthspeaks says:
    September 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    In a fit of rage Brown threw furniture over his balcony and almost hit a 2 year old and his grandparent. That was last year.

    He also damaged his apartment.

    He screwed the Steelers and it cost them $21mm in dead cap space

    He screwed Oakland

    I’m sure the Pats knew about the civil case and still didn’t care and signed him. I don’t know if he’s guilty or not , but someone with all that baggage doesn’t belong in the NFL.

    Pats are morally corrupt with no integrity so it’s not surprising. Pats fans are hypocrites.
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    Are the Steelers morally corrupt too? Why didn’t the Steelers suspend Brown for this instances while playing for their organization?Are the Raiders morally corrupt because they traded for Brown who had all this baggage? Where is the Steelers and Raiders integrity? But now that he is on the Patriots it’s the Pats who are morally corrupt with no integrity. Your posts are very amusing. Thetruthspeaks is a hypocrite himself with little integrity and morally corrupt with little brain power..

  83. It’s civil. If NE or the NFL suspended him couldn’t they get sued if their is no substantial evidence?

    I remember the shortstop, on the Astros wound up getting released by the Astros in the late 90’s over a domestic incident (leaving out the name but he had a pretty decent career) and his ex wife wound up being arrested for a false police report (I believe the crux of it was she was having an affair and he wanted full custody of the children) as she was trying to exact her revenge. Gerry Hunsicker of the team, sent him a letter of apology for releasing him.

    Bottom line, in a civil case I don’t believe or dis-believe either side.

  84. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 8:06 am
    “If he was on any other team he would be suspended”

    Tyreek Hill and others wave hi, so just stop
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    Must be all that preferential treatment the Pats receive from Goodell, right???? Sadly the Haters believe this. Too funny.

  85. Finfan362 says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    The new Patriots motto……If your not taping raping or deflating your not trying!

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    Enjoy another rebuilding year. Get that hootie song on loop

  86. californianewton says:

    September 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Wonder if the Miami fans will give him a warm welcome.
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    Miami fans? It’s going to be Gillette Stadium South on sunday.

  87. There are authorities to figure out what happened or didn’t happen in this case. Meanwhile there is innocent until proven guilty for all of us. As much of a diva as this guy is, there apparently isn’t any track record of violence (yet). If teams and the NFL start taking players off the field without due process, fans are going to start making timely allegations against players from rival teams. The rest of ABs behavior is clearly epic, but the NFL (despite Roger’s power trip) isn’t qualified to serve as law enforcement.

  88. Here’s to AB staying on NE for the whole season. He is the only player in the NFL who can keep the Pats from repeating as SB champs. Without his caustic presence the Pats are sure to repeat. Have a heart BB – give AB another chance

  89. forthegoodofthegame says:
    September 13, 2019 at 9:40 am
    There are authorities to figure out what happened or didn’t happen in this case. Meanwhile there is innocent until proven guilty for all of us. As much of a diva as this guy is, there apparently isn’t any track record of violence (yet). If teams and the NFL start taking players off the field without due process, fans are going to start making timely allegations against players from rival teams. The rest of ABs behavior is clearly epic, but the NFL (despite Roger’s power trip) isn’t qualified to serve as law enforcement.

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    No violence? Brown, last year yelled at a security guard and threw furniture over a balcony almost killing a 2 year old and his grandparent. He has 2 pending lawsuits related to this unless he’s settled.

    Innocent until proven guilty. True, but every time there’s a rumor or made up lie, every Pats fans posts that the lies are true even though the rumor or lie was proven untrue.

  90. Are the Steelers morally corrupt too? Why didn’t the Steelers suspend Brown for this instances while playing for their organization?Are the Raiders morally corrupt because they traded for Brown who had all this baggage? Where is the Steelers and Raiders integrity? But now that he is on the Patriots it’s the Pats who are morally corrupt with no integrity. Your posts are very amusing. Thetruthspeaks is a hypocrite himself with little integrity and morally corrupt with little brain power..

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    I’m glad I’m amusing, but also truthful.

    Patriots are morally corrupt because of all the cheating, lying and integrity issues over the last 20 yrs.

  91. Thetruthspeaks says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I’m glad I’m amusing, but also truthful.

    Patriots are morally corrupt because of all the cheating, lying and integrity issues over the last 20 yrs.

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    Except that all those examples are manufactured outrages by fans of teams that just can’t compete with their on-the-field product. They need to invent reasons why their teams continuously get whipped. Take a look at “Your Team Cheats” to see the many many examples the haters want to overlook from their own team as they decide it’s the Patriots who are the wrongdoers.

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