You knew it wouldn’t be long before Antonio Brown’s biggest supporter – his agent – responded to the release of his most talented client. On the heels of the Patriots releasing Brown, NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus has taken to social media with a statement.
In a tweet on Friday, Rosenhaus lamented that “things didn’t work out with the Patriots.” But he made it clear that he thinks his client still has a future in the NFL.
Rosenhaus stated that Brown is “healthy” and looking forward to his next NFL opportunity. He said that Brown “wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.”
The Patriots released Brown on Friday afternoon following more than a week of off-the-field controversy. The straw that broke the camel’s back may have been the revelation that Brown allegedly sent “menacing” text messages to woman accusing him of sexual assault.
It's unfortunate things didn't work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) September 20, 2019
On top of the sexual assault allegations, the Patriots have been subjected to nothing but constant questioning about Brown.
Head coach Bill Belichick abruptly ended several press conferences that were only about Brown.
The Patriots signed Brown as a free agent hours after he was cut by the Oakland Raiders in Week 1. But despite a stellar performance against the Dolphins in Week 2, Brown’s tenure in New England lasted shorter than it did in Oakland.