Antonio Brown says he is done playing in National Football League, rips Robert Kraft


Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any team.

The NFL said it will continue to investigate Brown's behavior, as it has with stars like Ray Rice and Kareem Hunt and lesser players who have run afoul of the personal conduct policy - whether or not they were convicted of a crime, or even charged.

In that situation, a team would have to pay Brown but could not play him until, at the earliest, the results of a league probe into the allegations against him has been completed.

Brown also expressed his discontent for how the Patriots handled his release.

He followed it up with a series of tweets about Patriots owner Bob Kraft, former player turned TV personality Shannon Sharpe and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who each had scandals mark their careers.

Brown also tweeted, "System working effectively", linking to a Daily Beast tweet stating that fans have threatened a writer who revealed a second sexual harassment claim against Brown.

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He made the announcement on Twitter Sunday morning.

The league can take action against Brown based on its investigation no matter how the legal case by Taylor turns out.

Britney Taylor, who chose to forgo anonymity, said Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a civil lawsuit she filed.

Brown is referring to the $9 million bonus that was guaranteed to him when he signed with the Patriots. Brown is accused of forcibly raping a woman while she repeatedly yelled for him to stop.

Brown's tweet announcing his intention to no longer play in the National Football League makes clear that he will indeed be seeking at least part of the $9 million signing bonus he got from the Patriots, and perhaps some of the signing bonus he received in his deal with the Raiders. Brown is accused of sexual assault by Britney Taylor in a civil lawsuit. After practicing only two days with the Pats, he played last Sunday against the Dolphins and caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Brown called out Kraft and former Steelers teammate Roethlisberger.