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Just now, JuniorNB said:

Well God forbid anyone actually thought you had some real knowledge and listened to you in your Gordon thread.  They lost five seasons because of you. Still no apology. :shrug:

they've gained 5yrs of appreciation for the trials and tribulations of folks dealing with addictions.

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2 minutes ago, ponchsox said:

He’s a fantasy drop now, right?

 

I've been stuck with him for six-seven years in a keeper league... I don't see a reason to drop immediately, but keep your finger on the trigger. If he ends up officially Exempt, drop. Otherwise hold through today and tomorrow and maybe see what happens. I mean, there's no rush to drop a guy, right? A zero on the bench doesn't count.

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so how much money does NE have invested into AB? I assume when he played week 2 he was guaranteed 7 mil

I wonder if that's the richest contract in nfl history. 7 mil for 1 game

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1 minute ago, Anarchy99 said:

I know there was a clause in his contract that said the team would be allowed financial relief if Brown did anything to make the team look bad. They covered their butts in the contract. Essentially, they had outs.

In order for that to happen though there is due process that they have to notify him - which is what caused his final meltdown in Oakland.  I doubt they had time to do that though, this looks like them just flushing it and moving on.

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1 minute ago, STEADYMOBBIN 22 said:

That’s effed up. Other than actually believing Eli Manning is HOF worthy, you’re a good man. 

I don't believe Eli is HOF worthy . . . so you either typed it wrong or have me confused with someone else. I said he'll make although he is pretty undeserving.

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1 hour ago, SeniorVBDStudent said:

What makes this interesting, I think, is that whether or not the intent was to threaten and/or intimidate, her lawyer can credibly spin it that way....

"these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her"

pretty sure the exempt list or a short suspension is coming for this specific episode.

 

Guess the Pats didn't want to wait around for Rog to do something.

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Just now, Walking Boot said:

 

I've been stuck with him for six-seven years in a keeper league... I don't see a reason to drop immediately, but keep your finger on the trigger. If he ends up officially Exempt, drop. Otherwise hold through today and tomorrow and maybe see what happens. I mean, there's no rush to drop a guy, right? A zero on the bench doesn't count.

There is no other team that will touch AB this season (or probably any season) given the unending drama that teams just don't need.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Dan said:

so how much money does NE have invested into AB? I assume when he played week 1 he was guaranteed 7 mil

I wonder if that's the richest contract in nfl history. 7 mil for 1 game

I have been posting on this. I believe they shelled out $58,000 and change. He never received any of the other money. See my earlier posts on this page or last.

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11 minutes ago, HellToupee said:

When does he move out of Tommy’s house

Gisele must have the security on lockdown right now.

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17 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

So they employed a murderer and now it appears most likely a sexual predator. 

They have been a part of many scandals as a franchise.

Their owner loves rub and tugs.

Can we stop with what they call the "Patriot way" now?

The Steelers and Patriots have employed some real characters.   The Steelers had Blount, Bell, Ben, Bryant, and AB.    Tough to out due the murderer though.  

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10 minutes ago, Lehigh98 said:

So how much $ did the Patriots end up losing in this deal?

Hopefully they're on the hook for every penny of it.  That way it hurts their cap.  (BTW, I do hate the Patriots*)

It also puts more money in AB's pocket that can be awarded to the victim (assuming she wins at trial, which is an open question at this point).  Or if she loses, then AB keeps it as his just reward for being falsely accused and having his character besmirched by the Patriots*.

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27 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

Bye. May he never touch a field again.

May the world never forget Bill wanted to look the other way and did so after he concocted a get away scheme for said player then let him play for a week even after the reports were out.

and the Seahawks and Browns too.  Three awful morally corrupt organizations.  For shame.

 

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Just now, DocHolliday said:

The Steelers and Patriots have employed some real characters.   The Steelers had Blount, Bell, Ben, Bryant, and AB.    Tough to out due the murderer though.  

Ravens down?

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1 minute ago, Sinn Fein said:

There is no other team that will touch AB this season (or probably any season) given the unending drama that teams just don't need.

That's what I thought when he got dropped by Oakland. Who knows? There's no penalty to waiting 30 hours.

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Just now, Soulfly3 said:

"love to see you go"

I dunno. I get the impression he was supportive of him

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5 minutes ago, Anarchy99 said:

I don't believe Eli is HOF worthy . . . so you either typed it wrong or have me confused with someone else. I said he'll make although he is pretty undeserving.

I read of few of your posts supporting Eli's induction. I was obviously just making a joke. Point is, you're a good man. I wouldn't have ever left my daughter in that position in the first place but I would have thanked you profusely. 

 

End of hijack. 

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1 minute ago, HellToupee said:

Ravens down?

Not really trying to make this a contest.  Just tied the Pats and Steelers together with Brown.

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21 minutes ago, Anarchy99 said:

Taking another side bar, part of the problem is once momentum starts gaining full steam, accusations turn into rumors, rumors turn into gossip, gossip suddenly becomes fact, and then there is a mob mentality.

Here's an example. I've coached multiple youth sports for 15 or 20 years. One year I coached our son's baseball team and we had a Friday evening practice. My son had something else going on and was out of town, but I still held the practice. There was a girl on the team that had just turned 13 and was new in town. Practice ended but no one picked her up. Her parents had just gotten divorced and I called each of them and no one answered. We sat like two bumps on a log and waited for an hour at the field. It was pitch back in a remote location, and obviously I was not going to leave her alone. We drove to her house, which was locked up solid. I tried calling the parents again to no avail. I tried checking to see if any neighbors were around. No luck there either. I tried calling the head of the baseball program and the head of the youth sports program. No one answered those calls and left messages.

Not having any other avenues, I took her home. I had pizza delivered, plunked her down on my couch and let her hang out and watch TV. Unfortunately, we were the only ones there. Two hours later the mom called asking what was going on. She got mad . . . at her ex-husband . . . because she said it was his weekend to have her. He called a little while later and said actually, it was mom's weekend. I indicated to both of them that I am not a babysitter, and someone needed to come get her. But no one did right away, and when I called them both back, neither one answered.

Mom apparently was on a date and finally got home and checked her voicemail and found out her daughter was still with me. The father was out of town and out of state. Obviously he wasn't going to get the girl. Finally the mom showed up at my house after 1 AM to collect her daughter and then went ballistic at me that I had been home alone with her for hours.

Of course, the next day the mother did a deep dive on me on-line and found reference to my ongoing court issues including allegations that I abused my kids. She immediately went to the youth association demanding that I never coach anything again and that I had been alone with her daughter for hours. Of course she brought up the other allegations and threatened to sue them.

Clearly I did not harm her daughter in any way (and the daughter supported that, saying that I fed her and entertained her while waiting for someone to get her). Yet I got no thanks for feeding her and watching her for over 6 hours. Somehow in all of that, people tried to play me out as the bad guy. I ended up being allowed to continue on as a coach, but when the board voted people actually voted against me being allowed to remain as coach. 

 

I’m sorry you went thru this. Have you shared this before? 

I woulda dropped that kid off at the police station but only because of how the mom would act which she did.

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28 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

So they employed a murderer and now it appears most likely a sexual predator. 

They have been a part of many scandals as a franchise.

Their owner loves rub and tugs.

Can we stop with what they call the "Patriot way" now?

Nope.

We're on the New York City.

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Really is a shame...this guy could have been a Pittsburgh legend for the rest of his life and he just went off the rails....

And I'm not even talking about all the legal troubles that have just popped up

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16 minutes ago, Galileo said:

Belichick press conference from BEFORE Brown was released is pretty telling.  Media kept asking questions about AB even after Bill said he was done talking about.  Bill walks out of press conference over it.  and Brown then released.  

https://www.tmz.com/2019/09/20/bill-belichick-storms-out-of-press-conference-over-antonio-brown-questions/

Soynds like they cut him so Bill won't have to answer as many questions.

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8 minutes ago, DocHolliday said:

The Steelers and Patriots have employed some real characters.   The Steelers had Blount, Bell, Ben, Bryant, and AB.    Tough to out due the murderer though.  

Carolina had one.

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@AdamSchefter

NFL now can conduct its investigation of Antonio Brown without any time pressure. It's hard to imagine another team would attempt to get in the way of that. So Brown's NFL career is on pause and possibly could even be over.

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14 minutes ago, Hankmoody said:

They are still gonna owe it to him though.  That's the guaranteed part and they didn't take any action like suspend/fine him that would void them.

Probably all depends on exactly how "guaranteed" that money actually was. Was there a behavior clause that could nullify the guarantee? Was it only guaranteed for performance or injury? 

If it was fully guaranteed then I think they not only owe it to him but it counts against their cap this year.

If the guarantee had an out for behavior, my guess is there is going to be a lawsuit over whether it qualified as behavior poor enough to cut him.

But it wouldn't surprise me if it was fully guaranteed and Kraft/the Patriots just ate it to not deal with the headache, in which case the Patriots were not only not geniuses signing him, they were outright foolish and incompetent in this particular case.

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12 minutes ago, Dr. Dan said:

so how much money does NE have invested into AB? I assume when he played week 2 he was guaranteed 7 mil

I wonder if that's the richest contract in nfl history. 7 mil for 1 game

Money well spent though, does anyone think they could have taken down Miami without him?!?

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Just now, Ministry of Pain said:

I’m sorry you went thru this. Have you shared this before? 

I woulda dropped that kid off at the police station but only because of how the mom would act which she did.

I probably posted about it on here at some point. Others have suggested that I should have dropped her with the police, but honestly that never entered my mind. Never even thought of it. I also never put two and two together that the mom would be uber upset with me, but I didn't really have a lot of options. I probably should have gone to a public place like McDonald's to wait, but even then we would have had to go someplace else as they would have closed. No great solutions presented themselves in the moment, unfortunately.

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@RosenhausSports

It's unfortunate things didn't work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.

ok, drew.

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@TomPelissero

The #Patriots gave Antonio Brown a $9M signing bonus on his 1-year deal — but it wasn’t all due at signing, and there’s usually forfeiture language. As one NFL exec told me: “I don’t think he has any money yet so at least they can hold it while they fight about it.”

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who woulda thought... the Patriots have higher morals than the Chiefs

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1 minute ago, GroveDiesel said:

Probably all depends on exactly how "guaranteed" that money actually was. Was there a behavior clause that could nullify the guarantee? Was it only guaranteed for performance or injury? 

If it was fully guaranteed then I think they not only owe it to him but it counts against their cap this year.

If the guarantee had an out for behavior, my guess is there is going to be a lawsuit over whether it qualified as behavior poor enough to cut him.

But it wouldn't surprise me if it was fully guaranteed and Kraft/the Patriots just ate it to not deal with the headache, in which case the Patriots were not only not geniuses signing him, they were outright foolish and incompetent in this particular case.

He was due his roughly half his bonus money on Monday. The other half was due in January. They had clauses in the contract that his behavior would nullify the bonus money. I believe he got $58,000 for his one game played. The rest he'll never see. Rosenhaus could try to get the NFLPA involved, but I am not sure how far that would get him.

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9 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

That's what I thought when he got dropped by Oakland. Who knows? There's no penalty to waiting 30 hours.

After Oakland - he was a PIA.  Teams like New England will take a chance on a cheap, talented PIA.

 

Now he is still a PIA - but he has a sexual assault stench about him.  He won't be able to clear that up this season - even if he settles to make it go away.

 

There is some harm to keeping him - if there is a player available who might actually play for your team this year.  Wait until next week, and you might lose that player to another team.

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2 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Probably all depends on exactly how "guaranteed" that money actually was. Was there a behavior clause that could nullify the guarantee? Was it only guaranteed for performance or injury? 

If it was fully guaranteed then I think they not only owe it to him but it counts against their cap this year.

If the guarantee had an out for behavior, my guess is there is going to be a lawsuit over whether it qualified as behavior poor enough to cut him.

But it wouldn't surprise me if it was fully guaranteed and Kraft/the Patriots just ate it to not deal with the headache, in which case the Patriots were not only not geniuses signing him, they were outright foolish and incompetent in this particular case.

Depends if Brown took " any action that materially undermines the public's respect for, or is materially critical of, the Club, the Player's teammates or the Club's ownership, coaches."  If so, he has no guarantee.

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25 minutes ago, ponchsox said:

He’s a fantasy drop now, right?

Unless someone great is still there after waivers (or maybe you want to take a chance on Dorsett if he's out there), you might as well wait, see, and probably drop him for someone with a little more info on the situations around the league.

But yeah, with all the character issues Pats players have had in the past, just plain dropping him makes the obvious conclusion that New England believes Brown's going to be exempt and are cutting bait while they can.

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5 minutes ago, Soulfly3 said:

@AdamSchefter

NFL now can conduct its investigation of Antonio Brown without any time pressure. It's hard to imagine another team would attempt to get in the way of that. So Brown's NFL career is on pause and possibly could even be over.

Now Roger can put him on the exempt list and no one will want to touch him.

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Just now, Mt. Man said:

Unless someone great is still there after waivers (or maybe you want to take a chance on Dorsett if he's out there), you might as well wait, see, and probably drop him for someone with a little more info on the situations around the league.

But yeah, with all the character issues Pats players have had in the past, just plain dropping him makes the obvious conclusion that (New England believes) Brown's going to be exempt and are cutting bait while they can.

Dorsett was scooped up before I could make a move. Drop Brown for DK Metcalf?

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31 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

So they employed a murderer and now it appears most likely a sexual predator. 

They have been a part of many scandals as a franchise.

Their owner loves rub and tugs.

Can we stop with what they call the "Patriot way" now?

The whole "Patriot way" thing will cease to exist once Brady retires. That's how the entire thing keeps working. 

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1 minute ago, ponchsox said:

Dorsett was scooped up before I could make a move. Drop Brown for DK Metcalf?

He'll probably get picked up while I'm debating whether to drop DJ Chark for him... doo doo, doo doo, doo doo.

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Just now, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

I really try to rise above schadenfreude, but here we are.

tough to do with this guy.  maybe some of these allegations are false, but man he is an ###.

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1 minute ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

I really try to rise above schadenfreude, but here we are.

I don’t see how you couldn’t in this scenario... think we’ll get a video of him screaming and running out of his house through the screen door tonight?

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