Another day, another development in the ongoing Antonio Brown saga. Just two days after the New England Patriots released the wide receiver following a new series of allegation brought forward against him, he took to social media to make an announcement: apparently, Brown is done playing in the NFL after getting released twice over the next two weeks.
The 31-year-old, who appeared in just one game for the Patriots before getting the axe, phrased his decision as follows:
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’s chances of playing in the league again soon were already slim before this message considering that the NFL is investigating him after allegations of sexual misconduct and rape. His Twitter tirade, which also included attacks against Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, certainly do not help his case one bit.
What the statement above does essentially confirm, however, is that the Patriots will rescind the $9.0 million signing bonus they gave Brown. The rest of the $40 million he mentioned is the guarantees in his contract with the Oakland Raiders, who themselves cut ties with Brown before the start of the regular season.