Antonio Brown’s latest transgressions have fans and media members calling for the New England Patriots to move on from the star wide receiver.
Late Thursday night, Sports Illustrated reporter Robert Klemko published text messages Antonio Brown allegedly sent his accuser. According to the report from Klemko, Brown’s accuser said Brown sent her “threatening” messages after she accused him of sexual assault.
In the text messages, Brown allegedly told someone to “look up her background history see how broke this girl is.” The messages also contained a photo of the accuser and her children.
The latest in a long line of negative headlines involving Brown has many wondering what it will take for the Patriots to move on.
Patriots have been hiding behind the NFL for the past week, content to let Brown play as long as the league clears him. But it’s the Patriots’ decision to have Brown representing their team. How long will they continue to stand by him?
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 20, 2019
#Patriots need to cut Antonio Brown. has language in contract to void guaranteed money. only cost one game check. just do it. not worth it. don't need him to reach Super Bowl.
— Chris Brockman (@chrisbrockman) September 20, 2019
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick avoided questions pertaining to Brown during the team’s press conference on Friday.
Two women accused Brown of sexual assault within the past few weeks.
The unnamed artist claims she was propositioned by Brown. According to a report from Robert Klemko, she alleges Brown stood “behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals” while she was in a kneeling position painting at his home.
New England hosts the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned to see if Brown is on the field.