Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots owner Robert Kraft ‘for the bad media and the drama’ after New England released him when he was accused of sexual assault and rape
- Embattled free agent receiver Antonio Brown has apologized to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for his brief, but turbulent tenure with the team
- On Instagram, Brown wrote: ‘Mr.Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization! All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization’
- Brown continued: ‘Sorry for the bad media and the drama! Thank you sincerely’
- A four-time first-team All-Pro, Brown played in only one game for the Patriots before his release on September 20 amid accusations of rape and sexual assault
- Following his release, Brown tweeted a reference to solicitation of prostitution charges against Kraft in Florida. Brown has since deleted the tweet
- Brown has maintained his innocence as Kraft continues to fight his own charges
- Brown was cut by the Patriots on September 20 after sending menacing text messages to a woman who anonymously accused him of sexual misconduct
Embattled free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for his brief, but turbulent tenure with the team.
‘Mr.Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization!’ Brown wrote on Instagram. ‘All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization; sorry for the bad media and the drama! Thank you sincerely AB.’
Brown played in only one game for the Patriots before his release on September 20 amid accusations of rape and sexual assault. Following his release, Brown tweeted a reference to solicitation of prostitution charges against Kraft in Florida.
‘Kraft got caught in the parlor AB speculations fired different strokes different folks clearly,’ Brown wrote in a since-deleted tweet that included a picture of Britney Taylor, the wide receiver’s former trainer who is accusing him in a lawsuit of rape and sexual assault.
Embattled free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown (left) has apologized to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right) for his brief, but turbulent tenure with the team
Brown played in only one game for the Patriots before his release on September 20 amid accusations of rape and sexual assault. Now he is apologizing to Kraft for ‘the bad media’
In a tweet that pictured his accuser, Britney Taylor (left), Brown took a dig at his old boss, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, citing his charges on solicitation charges saying: ‘Kraft got caught in the parlor AB speculations fired different strokes different folks clearly.’ Brown has since deleted the tweet and is now apologizing to the Patriots owner for the ‘bad media’
Brown arrived in New England in early September after being released by the Oakland Raiders amid a dispute with team general manager Mike Mayock over personal fines.
Shortly after signing with the Patriots, Brown was sued in federal court for rape and two instances of sexual assault by Taylor, his former personal trainer who has since refiled the lawsuit in Florida.
Another woman has since anonymously accused Brown of sexual harassment, telling Sports Illustrated that he hired her in 2017 to paint a mural at his Pennsylvania home, where he disrobed and approached her wearing only a hand towel over his genitals.
In response to that story, the 31-year-old Brown sent menacing text messages to the unidentified woman, accusing her of making up the allegation and threatening to look into her past.
She then shared those texts with Sports Illustrated.
Brown was cut by the Patriots on September 20, shortly after the text messages to his anonymous accuser were reported. The team never gave an official reason for his release.
The unidentified woman has not filed any lawsuit or pressed criminal charges against Brown.
He has maintained his innocence against all sexual misconduct chargers.
A league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Robert Kraft won’t be paying Antonio Brown his $9million signing bonus ‘no matter what the ruling is’ on the receiver’s grievance
The second accuser shared these screenshots with Sports Illustrated showing how Brown allegedly threatened her after she came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct
Brown was cut in Oakland after several incidents, one of which involved him confronting general manager Mike Mayock about personal fines for missed practices.
He has since filed grievances against the Raiders and Patriots in hopes of recouping $61 million in lost salary between both franchises.
In a lawsuit filed in Florida, Britney Taylor accused Brown of rape and sexual assault
Previously Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN that there are ‘a few’ teams interested in signing his client, who has vacillated between retiring and returning to the NFL for the last few weeks.
Kraft was charged for solicitation of prostitution in Jupiter, Florida earlier this year as part of a human-trafficking sweep by local police departments.
However, no sex-trafficking charges have come as a result of the investigation.
Kraft allegedly visited the Orchids of Asia day spa and paid for sex acts on two occasions within a 24-hour span in January, according to police records. Neither of the women who he is accused of visiting are believed to be victims of human trafficking.
The billionaire said he is ‘truly sorry’ in a March statement, but didn’t specify what he was apologizing for. He has not conceded any guilt and has not been punished by the NFL. Meanwhile, his attorneys continue to wage a legal battle with prosecutors in an effort to have the alleged surveillance video removed from evidence.
He previously turned down a plea deal on the two misdemeanor solicitation charges.