NFL told Antonio Brown to stop contacting second accuser

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Regardless of the Patriots’ decision to cut Antonio Brown, the NFL still has jurisdiction over multiple incidents that potentially violate the Personal Conduct Policy. As to one of those incidents, the NFL has issued a directive to Brown that sheds light on whether and to what extent the league is taking the situation seriously.

The lawyers who represent the second accuser issued a statement on Friday afternoon explaining that Brown had been advised to “have no further contact with our client, either directly or through his associates,” and that the NFL “also advised us that it contacted Mr. Brown’s representative and reiterated that Mr. Brown was to cease and desist efforts to contact or intimidate our client.”

The accuser’s lawyers explained in the statement, issued before the Patriots released Brown, that they had a “productive conversation” with NFL officials on Friday morning, and that the league has “given us every indication that they take this matter very seriously.”

“We thank them for moving swiftly and decisively,” the accuser’s lawyers said in the statement. “The NFL has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation under its Personal Conduct Policy. We will cooperate fully with the NFL in this investigation to ensure that the threats and intimidation against our client cease, and that she and her family remain safe.”

A second statement was issued after the Patriots released Brown.

“The NFL and the Patriots clearly took our client’s concerns seriously,” the lawyers said. “She wanted the threats and intimidation to stop and we hope that will be case. The NFL has assured us that regardless of Antonio Brown’s roster status, it will continue to investigate all claims regarding his behavior. We are gratified that the NFL recognized that it has an important role to play in policing player conduct that is sexually harassing and threatening.”

Brown has in many ways been his own worst enemy in recent weeks, poisoning relationships and behaving badly and running his tally for former NFL teams in 2019 to three.

79 responses to “NFL told Antonio Brown to stop contacting second accuser

  1. If he kept doing it while still employed, she better change her cell number asap ‘cuz he’s got nothing but time on his hands now….

  2. Please, someone make Antonio stop!
    One can shake his head only so many times before getting dizzy and finally passing out. Right now, the room is spinning and I’m starting to

  3. Antonio Brown. Wow that boy needs to be reminded that he is just another entertainer. Here only to entertain us, and that is all. He is replaceable with another body in a split second

  4. …”Brown has in many ways been his own worst enemy in recent weeks, poisoning relationships and behaving badly and running his tally for former NFL teams in 2019 to three.”

    Yeah, there’s that.

    Then there’s also the not-so-small matters of TWO different women having accused him of sex crimes in not-so-recent weeks.

    He’s pretty much been his own worst enemy for several YEARS now.

  5. I can almost hear John Gruden and Mike Mayock laughing from Florida.

    I’m trying to think of another athlete who self-sabotaged his career as much and as quickly as AB has in the past year. First his squeaky clean image was tarnished irreparably last year with all the goings on and now the thing with the Raiders and now this. It’s a shame…almost. I wonder what he’s going to do now since it doesn’t appear as if he’s getting any more money from an NFL team. I’ll be surprised if any teams signs him now after this. We may have seen the last of Mr. Big Chest.

  6. How does this league sit on its back side with this kid. Three teams have put up with his less than acceptable actions. He has threatened a GM, not paying his employees, Not paying Doctors. emails calling a so called friend at the time disgusting things, civil suits for some more very questionable actions and attitudes. Harassing a women and her children and league issue the same comment has a ref in don’t hit Tommy. This league loses more and more integrity every day. Suspend this guy stand up be a man do something.

  7. And once again, the Patriots show their class by doing the right thing, swiftly and decisively. Unlike some other franchises in the league.

    You must be joking…..right? If not you need lots of help.

  8. They are brave women to speak up about him.

    He had to lose the locker room (full of dads) after texting a photo of those kids to his ‘associates’.

    Low life. Never belonged here.

  9. @vasteelerfan: I’m pretty sure I’m not the one needing help. And no, of course I’m not joking – but somehow I don’t expect you to understand that.

  10. thecape15 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    They are brave women to speak up about him.

    He had to lose the locker room (full of dads) after texting a photo of those kids to his ‘associates’.

    Low life. Never belonged here.

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    Nope. not buying that for a second. they played him after rape allegations. but all of a suddent, the kids post is going too far? you think the Chiefs don’t want Hill on their team anymore because some players might have sons?

  11. Billymutt: doing the right thing are you serious? As soon as the first allegation was made they should have released him, at least thats what Pats fans said the Chiefs should do with Hill. The Pats were hoping they stumbled into something and hoping all would get swept under the rug and go away. It took more allegations to finally do something!

  12. what is the exact level of fame or money ones needs to get to where the police no longer get involved with your life and your employer and the public take over? seriously. why isn’t he in bracelets?

  13. Discipline is coming for AB. It’s just a question of how long it lasts, and if he faces actual criminal charges.

    If he doesn’t face any charges, somebody will sign him once his discipline (whatever that is) is finished.

    Talent always (always) trumps character in the NFL. The same people laughing at him being cut all these times will be the same ones cheering if their team were to pick him up (‘man he could really put us over the top at WR!’). You know it. I know it. so stop acting like morals and character matter to any of you when it comes to football fandom.

  14. Up next for Antonio: Caught on security video licking the ice cream and putting it back in the freezer at Tom Brady’s house.

  15. Nope. not buying that for a second. they played him after rape allegations. but all of a suddent, the kids post is going too far?

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    The operative word is “allegation”.

  16. mountie97 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:02 pm
    Billymutt: doing the right thing are you serious? As soon as the first allegation was made they should have released him,

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    Might not be the best policy for professional sports teams to immediately cut players the minute that someone files a civil lawsuit asking for money. Unless there is actual evidence beyond the claims of the person that would receive the money.

    The patriots did the right thing regarding the text messages and that can’t be denied by rational persons.

  17. billymutt says:
    September 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    And once again, the Patriots show their class by doing the right thing, swiftly and decisively. Unlike some other franchises in the league.

    45 126 Rate This

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    Absolutely. The Steelers and Raiders meanwhile, looked the other way and enabled the monster.

  18. LOL The Patriots did this to “preserve the brand.” Seriously, how much lower can the Patriots brand get?

    Lie: “The Deflator has that nickname because he lost weight.”
    Cheat: Deflategate/Spygate
    Steal: Taping the Rams and Seahawks walk-thrus before the Super Bowl.
    Kill: Hernandez quadruple murderer.
    Pimp: Owner pimps out underage girls at a massage parlor.
    Rape: Antonio Brown.

    The Patriot Way

  19. Convinced that the best thing that could happen for AB is discipline, a long suspension coupled with a psych evaluation, mandatory counseling, anger management, sexual harassment training, etc. More importantly, some one(s) need to intervene… his pastor, a new agent, NFL legend before he self destructs and his five kids are left without a father. AB is not well. Everyone around him is an enabler…his lawyer, his agent, his “friends.” He needs to hit rock bottom, get the help he needs and everyone (even this Steelers fan) will be cheering him on and pulling for him to succeed. I commend the Pats for their decision to part ways. Hoping he gets the felt he truly needs.

  20. billymutt says:
    September 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    And once again, the Patriots show their class by doing the right thing, swiftly and decisively. Unlike some other franchises in the league.
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    Ummmm yeah so what exactly are the Patriots doing with their starting cocaine trafficker Patrick Chung? Are they just waiting for Goodell to put him on the exempt list? Stay classy New England, I’m sure you have an undercover video team stationed permanently at Arrowhead. Whatever it takes to win baby!

  21. How did Pitt in particular did not know about his personal life with him running around their wild locker room?

    Do they create monsters or what?

    Rapelisburger and now this?

  22. The Poster Formerly Known as Seahawk Boy Mike says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    LOL The Patriots did this to “preserve the brand.” Seriously, how much lower can the Patriots brand get?

    Lie: “The Deflator has that nickname because he lost weight.”
    Cheat: Deflategate/Spygate
    Steal: Taping the Rams and Seahawks walk-thrus before the Super Bowl.
    Kill: Hernandez quadruple murderer.
    Pimp: Owner pimps out underage girls at a massage parlor.
    Rape: Antonio Brown.

    The Patriot Way

    Drugs: Patrick Chung

  23. After no team wants Brown, I expect a press release from Brown (written by his agent) to say something like this….

    “Upon deep reflection and consumate prayer, I have recognized and decided that I need to take some time away from the game that I love, to focus my attention upon healing my family and myself. Football will unfortunately have to become a secondary concern, as I will now concentrate my efforts and attention upon becoming a better man; a husband and a father. I will approach this monumental task just as I have approached the game of football; from being an 8th round draft pick to becoming one of the best wide receivers in league history. I want to thank the many for their overwhelming support, during this most difficult time.”

    Get ready for the statement release……..

  24. “The NFL and the Patriots clearly took our client’s concerns seriously,” the lawyers said.

    Hatriot Nation: Nuh uh, Patriots bad.

  25. I’m sure you have an undercover video team stationed permanently at Arrowhead.

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    Translation:

    “ they must have cheated! They couldn’t have won that game because they played better!”

    Hahahahaha!

  26. AB can’t help it, he’s dyslexic! When they said NO!, he thought it meant ON! All bad-taste jokes aside, what is the phrase beyond ” pushing the envelope “. Blowing up your own world & everything and everyone even remotely envolved in it’s orbit?

  27. “Up next for Antonio: Caught on security video licking the ice cream and putting it back in the freezer at Tom Brady’s house.”

    Further video reveals Antonio making a sour face and craftily looking both directions before spitting it into the base of a large house plant upon realizing the ice cream’s flavor was Avocado.

  28. *dregonspengler says: September 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm: Up next for Antonio: Caught on security video licking the ice cream and putting it back in the freezer at Tom Brady’s house.*

    Now THAT is funny.

  29. Antonio Browns 2019 check list. Get a Huge contract from the Raiders..check…Get frostbitten feet…check…Complain about my helmet…check…scrap the Raiders and get on the Patriot..check…get my TD pass from Tom Brady….CHECK!…Get kicked out of the NFL and plan on being poor in 2 YEARS…check!

  30. tylawspick6 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    billymutt says:
    September 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    And once again, the Patriots show their class by doing the right thing, swiftly and decisively. Unlike some other franchises in the league.

    45 126 Rate This

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    Absolutely. The Steelers and Raiders meanwhile, looked the other way and enabled the monster

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    Antonio Brown didn’t play a single down for the Raiders because of conduct detrimental to the team. Meaning thwy didnt enable anything. The Patriots signed him, and AFTER rape allegations <– more than one accuser.. they still let him play and they Brady threw him a TD. Pats fans everywhere cheered.

    So tell me again who enabled him?

    It sure as heck wasn't the team he never played a single snap for.

  31. nelly837 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    billymutt says:
    September 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    And once again, the Patriots show their class by doing the right thing, swiftly and decisively. Unlike some other franchises in the league.
    ————–
    Ummmm yeah so what exactly are the Patriots doing with their starting cocaine trafficker Patrick Chung? Are they just waiting for Goodell to put him on the exempt list? Stay classy New England, I’m sure you have an undercover video team stationed permanently at Arrowhead. Whatever it takes to win baby!

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    I’ll bite. Cocaine trafficker? Care to elaborate on where you got that one?

  32. nelly837 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I’m sure you have an undercover video team stationed permanently at Arrowhead. Whatever it takes to win baby!

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    Two flaws in that theory

    1) The Patriots have already proven pretty well they know how to beat the Chiefs in any stadium. Its the Chiefs that need to figure out how to beat the Patriots. And until they do, they haven’t.

    2) Why the heck would anyone need to sneak their film crews into the stadium? Videotaping is legal.

  33. The Poster Formerly Known as Seahawk Boy Mike says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    LOL The Patriots did this to “preserve the brand.” Seriously, how much lower can the Patriots brand get?

    Lie: “The Deflator has that nickname because he lost weight.”
    Cheat: Deflategate/Spygate
    Steal: Taping the Rams and Seahawks walk-thrus before the Super Bowl.
    Kill: Hernandez quadruple murderer.
    Pimp: Owner pimps out underage girls at a massage parlor.
    Rape: Antonio Brown.

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    Wow. The entire list is false. Hernandez is low hanging fruit and you still whiffed on that one too. Your only hope is if AB does turn out to be guilty of that part. Wow. I guess you are his new team. Hes playing for you now,

  34. ibelyle says:
    September 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    Antonio needs to pursue a career where his behavior is acceptable. President of the United States or perhaps Supreme Court Justice.

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    Don’t worry. He will be a Patriot hater soon enough. Maybe even by morning.

  35. 97hotsauce says:
    September 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm
    @Sigh Hulk? How high is that bandwagon . . . either way?

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    Its all the way up at the top of the league. Sorry you wont be able to get up here now, its too high and not coming down any time soon. I had to jump on it back in the 70s when it was closer to ground level.

  36. tylawspick6 says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    How did Pitt in particular did not know about his personal life with him running around their wild locker room?

    Do they create monsters or what?

    Rapelisburger and now this?

    Typical from you. They didn’t create AB. He created himself. He became who he was well before he ever played a down in the NFL.

    Difference is the Patriots let him play AFTER they knew it. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Kill. Abuse. Enable. Not a great track record in FB is it. Why is Patrick Chung still playing?

  37. Uhhh… So we’re not pursuing any criminal punishment here or..? Just a big NFL entertainment circus jamboree?

  38. Brown has clearly painted himself the vilian and it is obvious that his behavior is beyond acceptable. We also need to realize that as easy as it is to hate on him, at this point it’s clear he has serious psychological issues. The man needs help before he causes more harm to someone else or himself. I hope the NFL and Brown’s associates start approaching this as a mental health issue. Someone needs to step in and get this guy into counseling before the next headline is far more tragic than what we’ve seen over the last few weeks.

  39. Typical from you. They didn’t create AB. He created himself. He became who he was well before he ever played a down in the NFL.

    Difference is the Patriots let him play AFTER they knew it. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Kill. Abuse. Enable. Not a great track record in FB is it. Why is Patrick Chung still playing?

    5 4 Rate This

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    Because Chung is innocent as may be Brown? A civil case and possible extortion of a narcissist is not a crime by Brown.

    How dumb are some of you? I mean, honestly.

    Brown arrives in NE with no known charges and your faux outrage takes over.

  40. This is something to monitor. Seems like that’s the core of AB’s problem. Being told what to do and then doing it. Its so easy to text her how will he be able to control himself? My guess is he will find another avenue to contact her to keep this going.

  41. tylawspick6 says:
    September 21, 2019 at 9:46 am
    Typical from you. They didn’t create AB. He created himself. He became who he was well before he ever played a down in the NFL.

    Difference is the Patriots let him play AFTER they knew it. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Kill. Abuse. Enable. Not a great track record in FB is it. Why is Patrick Chung still playing?

    5 4 Rate This

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    Because Chung is innocent as may be Brown? A civil case and possible extortion of a narcissist is not a crime by Brown.

    How dumb are some of you? I mean, honestly.

    Brown arrives in NE with no known charges and your faux outrage takes over.

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    Yeah, thats what all these guys are forgetting. The only thing there is even a shred of evidence saying anyone is guilty of something are the texts Brown sent. But yeah those are enough. Up to then its just been a lot of noise. And the people that want to see players pulled off a team just for noise are just homers hoping for there team to gain some advantage. It could even be argued these guys are no better than Brown when they will stoop so low as to fake outrage hoping it gives some sports advantage.

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