On Friday, the huge news came down that the New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown which was less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Brown had sent menacing and intimidating text messages to an unknown woman that accused him of sexual assault.
That woman claimed Brown tagged her in a group text chat where he asked other people to find any and all information on her, and he also included pictures of the woman’s children and called her “broke”.
The woman’s lawyers made sure to contact the NFL about it, to which they jumped all over it and sent Brown and his reps a ‘cease and desist’ from contacting the woman going forward.
“Our client … is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her,” the lawyer wrote. “While she certainly qualifies as a ‘starving artist,’ she has never approached Mr. Brown, nor will she, about seeking money to compensate her for his sexual misconduct, contrary to his allegations in the text messages.”
Hours later, the Bill Belichick would storm out of a press conference because of the amount of AB questions and soon after, Brown would be gone from the team.
That came as welcome news to the unnamed woman and her lawyer who made sure to thank the NFL for taking her claims seriously.
Antonio Brown’s future during the 2019 season may be up in the air as no team will probably want to deal with the headache while the league continues to investigate the claims against him.