Antonio Brown quits NFL, and references Kraft massage parlor charges

first_imgShare via Email news Share on Facebook New England Patriots Brown then mounted attacks on other figures in the NFL, starting with the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft. “Kraft got caught in the parlor AB speculations fired different strokes different folks clearly,” he wrote. Kraft was one of hundreds of people charged in February after a prostitution sting at a Florida massage parlor. The 78-year-old businessman has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of soliciting sex and requested a jury trial in March.Brown’s next target was his former teammate, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The two formed one of the most formidable offensive duos in the league for years but fell out when Brown left the Steelers earlier this year. Brown tweeted a screenshot regarding sexual assault allegations against Roethlisberger in 2010. Roethlisberger was never charged over the allegations but the NFL suspended him for four games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. “4 games for Big Ben crazy world I’m done with it,” wrote Brown.Brown also tweeted a link to a story detailing how Patriots fans had threatened a journalist who had revealed the second misconduct allegation. “System working effectively,” Brown wrote in the tweet.This is the the second time in the last few months that Brown has said he is quitting the NFL. In August, he threatened to end his career after the league outlawed his favorite helmet.The NFL is currently investigating the allegations against Brown. In a statement on Friday the league said that the inquiry is “ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously.” Read more Antonio Brown has said he is quitting the NFL and has taken extraordinary shots at other figures in the league.The New England Patriots released the embattled wide receiver on Friday after a week in which a woman accused him of sexual misconduct. A different woman, one of his former physical trainers, accused of him of rape in a lawsuit earlier this month. He played just once for the Patriots following a tumultuous offseason that culminated with his release from the Oakland Raiders without having played a single game for the team. US sports Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian The 31-year-old wrote a series of posts on Twitter on Sunday morning. The first announced his retirement and appeared to reference the money he believes he is owed by the Raiders and Patriots. ESPN reported that both teams rescinded money in his contract when they released him. “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!” he wrote.center_img NFL Share on WhatsApp AB (@AB84)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 !September 22, 2019 New England Patriots release Antonio Brown amid sexual assault allegations Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more