Antonio Brown says he will not play in the NFL anymore

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Antonio Brown says he’s done.

Brown, the wide receiver who has been released by both the Raiders and Patriots, wrote on Twitter this morning that he’s had enough.

“Will not be playing in the @NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up,” Brown wrote.

Brown, who had previously had kind things to say about the Patriots organization even after they released him, also took a shot at Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s solicitation charges.

“Kraft got caught in the parlor AB speculations fired different strokes different folks clearly,” Brown wrote.

It’s worth noting that Brown threatened to retire before if he didn’t get to play in the helmet of his choosing, and then did play even though the NFL made him switch helmet models. So today’s tweet may just be an idle threat. It may also be motivated by a lack of interest from other NFL teams, which want to wait to learn more facts around the sexual assault accusation Brown is facing before signing him.

But for now, anyway, Brown says he’s not playing anymore.

202 responses to “Antonio Brown says he will not play in the NFL anymore

  1. Will not be playing in the @NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up,” Brown wrote.
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    Well YOU agreed to those terms when you signed your contract. All players agree to those terms when they sign. That’s why you get upfront money if you honor the terms.

    But why don’t you “pay up” on your bills?

  2. “Will not play in the NFL anymore…” because I’ll be doing hard time pretty soon.

    There, I fixed it for you AB.

  3. “we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up,” Brown wrote.”

    Ah so other people should be accountable but not AB. There was language written into his contract to void guarantees, he violated it.

    And he may well be innocent of the rape allegations. Had he just shut his mouth and not gone on the text binge with the SI accuser he would still be a Patriot. Did this to yourself.

  4. Great athletic ability. Truly a shame. Clearly Antonio lacks the maturity to handle the emotional stress of playing in the NFL.

  5. Lol, well that took a day.

    So much for the Pats fans that pointed out that Brown did not attack them, like he did the Raiders and Steelers, post being let go.

    I think AB is correct about not playing in the NFL again. I just don’t think it will be his choice. Lol

  6. In the last article, five minutes ago, I argued the Patriots should be forced to pay him because they knew the risk in signing him and probably assumed nobody would misbehave while in New England. I’ve changed my mind, f this clown.

  7. So this is one of those “you can’t fire me because I quit” moments, right?

    It’s pretty weak. If an NFL team, especially a contender, came a-callin’ with a big fat check, he’d be lacin’ up the cleats in no time.

  8. AB had all the guarantees in the world. All he had to do was show up and play football and he would have been guaranteed millions upon millions.

    Apparently AB believes he should still get paid even though he sits out, doesn’t show up to practice and basically does idiotic things that get him fired.

    This isnt on the owners. The consequences of his actions finally showed up. Good riddance.

  9. Where are all the Genius pats Fanboys who said BB would never sign AB? Probably cowering in the same basement as the ones who bragged if anybody can get AB straight its BB.thanks for the grins and obtuse spins.

  10. Pretty clear the guy is delusional. First of all Kraft allegedly paid somebody who was a willing participant in the alleged act which is very different from what you’re being accused of Antonio, but now it appears you wanna make it about race instead of taking responsibility for your actions. Secondly there was language in that contract that clearly stated you had to walk the straight and narrow, but apparently you never bothered to read that part, or you thought like everything else it didn’t apply to you. Sad human being and football is hoping you do stay away cuz ur bad for business

  11. these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable

    First, it’s ironic he claims the owners feel like they can do whatever they want at anytime and not be held accountable. Doesn’t that describe AB? It’s unthinkable just how clueless this guy is. He thinks he can do whatever he wants then whines about the consequences of his acts. Wow. This dude is whacked.

  12. Only the Cowboys have an owner greasy enough to try and sign this dirtbag. AB would fit right in in Dallas given his and Zekes attitudes towards women.

    Come on AB, sign in Dallas, be part of “the culture” and one of Garretts Guys.

  13. If he just settled with the first accuser for the 2 mill she wanted, nobody would have heard about it- still be a Pat.

    Drew Rosenhaus has a lot to answer for here too.

    Second allegation seems specious, doubt it would have come out- and other than being semi nude in his own house I don’t see anything coming of that one. Another idiot move by Brown.

    Glad he got cut, reprehensible guy, but I admit I really would have loved to see him play with Brady. Pats really don’t have much of a receiving corp, and Brown’s style of routes fit Brady and the Pats perfectly.

  14. Once more Brown comes through with his tweets of threats of what he will do. Why would any organization want to sign him. We have seen what the character of Brown is by all he has done and gotten away with on three different teams. Just go Brown is nothing but a big fat black eye on the game the fans are trying their best to still enjoy.

  15. Poor, poor Antonio! Couldn’t behave and still expected to get paid. Boo frickin hip! He deserves any and all of what is coming to him!

  16. Poor, poor Antonio! Couldn’t behave and still expected to get paid. Boo frickin hoo! He deserves any and all of what is coming to him!

  17. I’ll bet that the first thing that his agent Rosenhaus said to AB after landing on his fgeet with the Patriots was NO SOCIAL MEDIA!!! The next announcements is that they’ve split, since AB has made himself unemployable. TO as coursellor to AB on effective communications with teams?

  18. I find it humorous that the guy who is notorious for not paying people for doing contracted work is now complaining about not being paid for work he didn’t do.

  19. Actions speak louder than words, and Antonio Brown’s actions have been telling us that he doesn’t want to play football anymore. It looks like he loves staying in the spotlight and receiving tons and tons of attention, but he’s basically quit on three teams. I can’t say that I blame him. Why get your brains beat out playing football? I think Vontaze Burfict’s hit had lasting affects on his brain, and that’s not a joke. If he changes his mind, he could always sign with the Patriots a week before the playoffs start, and try to get that super bowl ring, then retire for good.

  20. Sue ab cause in the land of the free you ARE innocent until proven guilty no matter how disgusting you may be as a person

  21. Most of the time I’m pro player for getting their money. This is ABs fault and no one else. Talks his way out of Pitt, throws away 30 million with the Raiders, and then still can’t keep his mouth shut in New England for witness intimidation through text messages. He doesn’t get it he’s the problem this is all his doing. He thinks he can run the league with no consequences.

  22. He doesn’t need to play anymore, it is quite obvious that he can sue the league because the helmet that he was wearing the for past 8 years or so was defective!!

  23. Why the @#$& should an idiot who doesn’t honor his own contract commitments, withholds pending legal action against him from the teams who signed him, violates NFL and team code of conducts while making a disgrace of himself and embarrassing the league get guaranteed money?? I can’t stand this guy. He’s the worst. I would rather see a dedicated channel featuring T.O.’s historic nonsense on repeat than hear one more thing about AB. Get a straightjacket and leave Earth.

  24. “Going on 40M in 2 months…”

    Yeah…. you actually DID manage to lose almost FORTY MILLION GUARANTEED DOLLARS in 2 months. And why, AB? Because you couldn’t…… shut….. the freak…… UP!

    If any good comes from this it will be other athletes seeing how a social media meltdown can ruin your career.

    SHUT. UP. Nobody cares what inane thoughts go through your CTE-addled skull, other than in a trainwreck-watching kinda way. Those of us grinding out a living, which is, y’know, pretty much everybody, have below zero sympathy for you. You just instagrammed and tweeted your way out of more money in two months than myself and many generations of my extended family will earn… COMBINED. And my family does ok.

  25. Hey look at me. I am famous. I am important. You need me, I don’t need you. If we can’t play my my rules, I am taking my ball and going home. – AB

  26. Of course he writes like a toddler, he is one attitudinally. how many other 3 and 4 year olds have you seen who act impulsively and then react the same way when they can’t have what they want?

  27. He makes a solid point about sexual deviant Robert Kraft playing by a different set of rules, but AB needs to get his mental health figured out before trying to suit up again. He needs therapy and a lot of it.

  28. I’m a die-hard Pats fan and wish things would have worked out with the Patriots.

    I love Mr. Kraft. But AB has a point with the Kraft solicitation charge. If it had been a player, wouldn’t the NFL have done something. And Kraft is not the only owner who’s been given a bye. Colts’ owner was arrested in 2014 for DWI and multiple prescription pain killers were found in his car, not prescribed to him. A player would have been suspended for the DWI.

  29. I am curious to see if Rosenhaus is ever going to dump AB, or if he is going to keep trying to peddle him.

    Anecdotally, Rosenhaus used to have a good relationship with the Pats, but that must now be damaged.

  30. The XFL couldn’t buy the type of daily publicity that Brown would bring them to keep their new league in the news. The XFL can pay him the max salary and an additional $2 million per WWE event (Wrestlemania etc).

  31. He knows he’s not receiving that guaranteed money! This is just a preemptive strike in order to play victim….again.

  32. Brown made his bed, he can now lie it. It wasn’t the Steelers, it wasn’t the Raiders, and it wasn’t the Patriots. It was Brown, plain, and simple. He’s a grown man that chose to act like everyone owed him something because he was a good player. But, like many in today’s world, he thinks it’s everyone else’s fault. There are too many great guys in the NFL for them to put up with guys like Brown. Him comparing his situation to Kraft’s further shows what an idiot he is.

  33. Here is the problem with crazy people. Not everything they say is crazy, the thing that he lost sight of, and each players seem to lose sight of, it the system that creates you is the same one that can kill you. When you sell your soul, you pay the price.

  34. Methinks Drew Rosenhaus, (even though I don’t respect him)should be paid his commission on the $39 million in guarantees he negotiated from Brown. Once that contract is signed, the agent has earned his money, IMO.

  35. Instead of taking a step back and dealing with his lawsuits he verbally attacks one of the most powerful NFL owners.He is officially lost his mind.If he cleared up all his legal issues stayed out of the press he might have had a chance to come back but now forget about it.This guy doesn’t have a friend or family member in his life to help him and my opinion that’s very sad.

  36. jrterrier5 says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I’m a die-hard Pats fan and wish things would have worked out with the Patriots.

    I love Mr. Kraft. But AB has a point with the Kraft solicitation charge. If it had been a player, wouldn’t the NFL have done something. And Kraft is not the only owner who’s been given a bye. Colts’ owner was arrested in 2014 for DWI and multiple prescription pain killers were found in his car, not prescribed to him. A player would have been suspended for the DWI.
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    Ummmmm…..Irsay WAS punished by the NFL.

  37. Irony alert! The guy who apparently is notorious for not paying what he’s agreed to pay is now complaining because teams are not paying him what they agreed to pay him.

  38. Ron Jull says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:06 am
    Only the Cowboys have an owner greasy enough to try and sign this dirtbag. AB would fit right in in Dallas given his and Zekes attitudes towards women.

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    Dan Snyder would like a word. AB would fit right in with Reuben Foster.

  39. “I am totally quitting this league, where I have no real chance to be employed this season”

    Ok, man.

  40. LMAO poor guy don’t know why no one feels sorry for him . How much you want to bet he signs with an XFL team

  41. We haven’t even scratched the surface of crazy yet with this guy. Wait until the full reality of his actions finally come full circle. He’s just sitting there having fun with all of this right now, but……lawsuits, canceled contracts, no incoming cash, and no longer front page news. The full blown meltdown is on the horizon, and it won’t be pretty.

  42. A.B. Is hooked on the new CRACK and its called TWITTER! Dude just can’t get enough. Suspend his butt for the rest of the year and see if being away from the game changes his twitter addiction.

  43. He’s seriously disturbed, this is not just ego talking. He needs help and he’s not going to get it on his own. Maybe keep him in the league in some capacity so he’s required to stay in treatment for whatever is going on.
    I’m certainly not a fan, but it’s sad to watch someone publically self destruct and all people want to do is crack bad jokes.

  44. Hard to see how the Pats get out of their $9 million guarantee.

    He showed up. Practiced. Played.

    They cut him.

    That’s what guarantees cover.

    They will hang onto their money until AB and the NFLPA have fought for it. But if they get to wiggle out of that payment, any player who has a guarantee can lose that dough by being cut.

  45. LOL at the clowns gloating that they “got one over” the Pats because a risky acquisition failed. No Pats fan even cares. Tried it, didn’t work, moved on. From Hernandez to the various ridiculous whatever-gates, do you think this is their first rodeo? At the end of the day, they still got 6 rings in 20 years. There’s literally nothing you can do or say to get one over them.

  46. Now that he’s “quit” can we please stop hearing about him 24/7. He thrives on all this attention. There are football games being played and it’s time for all these sports outlets to get back to the game and let this lose crawl under a rock somewhere.

    Oh and please, any network that hires this guy for any job related to football I will stop watching. Just let this whole ugly affair go away. Without the constant attention maybe he will finally realize he needs help and lots of it.

  47. Antonio Brown will be pining to get back into the NFL once he squanders his accumulated wealth and is broke. And that won’t be too far ahead in the future.

  48. He never backs up his words,so why should his latest statement be any different? It didn’t take long for him to turn on the Patriots,of course. The guy is nuts.

    I think its really funny that you fanboys/girls are just realizing the AB is crazy, but nobody can tell the smartest fan base in sports they are wrong….oh wait you can. You got what you deserved so quit whining for a change.

  49. It appears there are too many YES people in this guys life. He needs some real friends that tell him the truth. This is now turning real sad, dude needs some real help.

  50. This soap opera gives me a headache. All that heavy subtext. Antonio Brown as a Christ figure. Robert Kraft as Pontius Pilate.

    I might be wrong but I don’t see the NFLPA carrying a torch for this guy and making him the poster boy for worker rights.

  51. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa – those mean owners can cancel deals. (While I extort them for higher pay any time I feel like it and if my blankie isn’t NFL approved, I’ll stomp my feet and hold my breath until I turn red).

    Good riddance, punk.

  52. Thirty-five years from now, when Antonio Brown finally reaches adolescence, he will look back on his actions and realize what a complete idiot he had been when typing those stupid Instagram/twitter posts. In my opinion, the guy has been a blemish on a year that should be celebrated for all the legendary greats of the most entertaining game on the planet.

  53. “I love Mr. Kraft. But AB has a point with the Kraft solicitation charge. If it had been a player, wouldn’t the NFL have done something. ”

    No they wouldn’t have. Several players over the years have been busted with prostitutes and the league has never punished a single one of them in any way. The league generally doesn’t punish people for misdemeanor violations.

  54. See ya. Might want to stop by the local mental health facility and get checked out. Only question now is if that is in Miami, Pittsburg, Oakland, or New England. 🤔

  55. Antonio. Football is not the problem. Owners are not the problem. Gold diggers are not the problem. Look in the mirror. There’s the problem. If you continue to blame others for your asinine behavior, you will have issues for the rest of your life. This is entirely on you. Fool!

  56. As I understand it, this whole blow up started when Brown negotiated a settlement with the first accuser then refused to sign the agreement that had been negotiated. I wonder if in his dark, necrotic mind a little light has come on, “hey, maybe I shoulda paid her.”?

  57. AB’s pity party strategy is similar to what my kids do. They scream let me watch tv and stay up late or I’ll run away from home. A few minutes later I come from another room with a suit case asking if they need help packing. Suddenly they change to a completely different topic like as is what the heck am I talking about. Watch AB change his story just like my 12 year old.

  58. And now we know why the Steelers didn’t pay him what he thought he was worth. He was way too much work.

    So he clowned Pittsburgh, definitely tricked/clowned the Raiders, and embarrassed the Pats. He thinks he’s lost money? He has…. HE lost the money and doesn’t deserve it. He willfully did what he did to the Raiders and thought he’d get away with these latest antics. I hate to see the organizations win for their greediness but all he had to do was show up and play. Don’t burn your feet, don’t play games over the stupid helmet, don’t mock your old team, show up for endorsement responsibilities, don’t threaten a woman and her children, etc…

    On a separate note – he does need help. I hope he’ll get it

  59. Apparently he woke up this morning, realized it’s Sunday week 3 and he’s not suiting up to play. It just hit him.
    It’s also apparent that he’s clueless about how he got in that position in the 1st place.
    Sending out text pictures of some woman’s children to his henchman. Then he decides that he’s been victimized by the NFL and attacks Robert Kraft, who gave him a chance.
    Thing is he’ll get another chance because the NFL rewards and values talent over anything else.

  60. tavisteelersfan says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:53 am
    Hard to see how the Pats get out of their $9 million guarantee….
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    By the wording of the contract it appears the Pats may be in good position to ensure that AB does not see a penny of the “guarantee.” But do not worry Steelers fan, AB will still count against the Pats salary cap for around $5 million this season and next season, even if AB does not receive another penny from the Pats.

  61. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Where are all the Genius pats Fanboys who said BB would never sign AB? Probably cowering in the same basement as the ones who bragged if anybody can get AB straight its BB.thanks for the grins and obtuse spins.

    _____________________________________________________________

    Patriots fans are still celebrating that sixth super bowl win in this 21s century. What have the Steelers won since releasing Brown and Bell? Heck, what did they win when they were all together on the team? Try putting a spin on that.

  62. AB should know by now that Mr Kraft is untouchable. The previous owner of the Panthers was forced to sell his team for a lot less than what Mr Kraft did.

  63. its not funny…go back to Jan 10th 2016, and then you tell me:

    Symptoms
    There are no specific symptoms that have been clearly linked to CTE. Some of the possible signs and symptoms of CTE can occur in many other conditions, but in the few people with proven CTE, symptoms have included:

    Difficulty thinking (cognitive impairment)
    Impulsive behavior
    Depression or apathy
    Short-term memory loss
    Difficulty planning and carrying out tasks (executive function)
    Emotional instability
    Substance misuse
    Suicidal thoughts or behavior
    CTE symptoms don’t develop right after a head injury, but experts believe that they might develop over years or decades after repeated head trauma.

  64. “As I understand it, this whole blow up started when Brown negotiated a settlement with the first accuser then refused to sign the agreement that had been negotiated.”

    Don’t think that’s the case at all. Her attorneys were in settlement talks with Brown, wanted 2 million and he refused. Don’t believe he ever agreed to anything in that respect.

    Which makes him an idiot. She probably would have settle for half that and he could have been on his merry way without it ever coming out

  65. Actually he witheld information from his empolyeer in order to secure the job in which he was released from. His actions violated the contract.

  66. Who pays the salaries? The owner does. I don’t blame the owners one bit. Get a real job and you will see what it’s like to not be a millionaire. This guy is so naive I am glad this guy is out of the league. Good riddance!!

  67. So funny that all this punk had to do is keep his mouth shut and he’d still be catching touchdowns in Pittsburgh making millions of dollars & all this garbage he’s been involved with would have been on the quiet side……wow he’s really is not smart at all…..but I’m sure his Gramma has some words for this boy……

  68. If I’m not mistaken AB himself willingly and publicly cancelled fairly lucrative deals with Pittsburgh AND Oakland within a matter of months – let’s not act as if the Patriots, Raiders or Steelers suddenly have no scruples. Look in the mirror, dude. That’s who holds 100% of the blame for your fiery collapse.

  69. Give him a week and he’ll be doing pushups in his driveway trying for more attention and a job. What total, completely moronic loser! I hope this time he sticks to what he says in his lying tweet. Just go away, you piece of sheet. NO one cares about you and your delusional insane whining…. Total juvenile baby….

  70. AB strops and throws tantrums like a toddler because he always views himself as the victim.

    At some stage he is going to have a horrible moment where the he can longer believe his own headlines and the world is really coming after him. I just hope no-one else is involved when it happens, as on current form it is going to be ugly.

  71. That was the most understandable tweet I have seen from him. Aside from punctuation, maybe he actually can write in English.

  72. Kraft = owner
    Brown = player

    There is a HUGE difference.

    And it’s all of corporate America, not just the NFL. If you can’t figure that out, I don’t know what to tell you

  73. stellarperformance says:
    September 22, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Drug tests were assumedly included in his physicals…….and he passed???
    ——————
    This is how we know he has mental problems.

  74. Nothing more aggravating to me than to see someone gifted with the physical ability to play a sport at the highest level throw that away by choice.

  75. AB wont play in the NFL anymore? Like that will be his choice. There is still a future for you though. Maybe with the Saskatchewan Roughriders?? You will love Regina.

  76. Unless he lands in prison I expect he’ll play in the NFL again, probably next year. Dude is just too talented, someone will want him enough to make a deal.

  77. GOOD! With the lack of intelligence this guy has shown I’m sure he will burn threw all his money within the next 3-5yrs and be on the streets where he belongs!!!!

  78. Won’t be playing in the NFL anymore. Yep, he’s right. He’s just trying to make it look like it’s his decision – and not the choice already made by 32 NFL franchise owners.

    One of those times everything works out – cause the NFL is saying that the feeling is mutual.

  79. tinye67 says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:02 am
    AB had all the guarantees in the world. All he had to do was show up and play football and he would have been guaranteed millions upon millions.

    Apparently AB believes he should still get paid even though he sits out, doesn’t show up to practice and basically does idiotic things that get him fired.

    This isnt on the owners. The consequences of his actions finally showed up. Good riddance.

    222 1 Rate This
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    I take a special interest in the quant aspect of yeas vs nays – this particular post has the best ratio I’ve ever seen – 221:1 is off the charts, no one comes close. It’s b/c your comment is spot on! Congrats to you dude!

  80. Oh Antonio – just say nothing. This is like your girlfriend dumping you, and you go on Twitter and post that “I will never call you again” – like you won something. The NFL dumped you, move on man.

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