Accuser: Antonio Brown Sent “Intimidating” Text Messages

Antonio Brown won’t be facing criminal charges for two of the three sexual assault he’s being accused of, but he could still be in jeopardy with the NFL and the legal system. The latest accusation from Brown’s second accuser, if proven to be true, could easily take the Patriots star off of the field. 

Brown’s accuser claims she received threatening text messages from the wide receiver on Wednesday, as Robert Klemko of The MMQB writes. In turn, her lawyer notified the NFL of the matter on Thursday night and included screenshots of the text in his letter to the league office.

Brown, she says, texted her and three other people to encourage the other parties to dig into the woman’s past. In response, the accuser’s lawyer petitioned the NFL to take action against Brown for “intimidating and threatening” her client in what she views as a “violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”

Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, was one of the people in the group text. He did not respond to the messages in the group chat and declined to comment when asked about the messages by Klemko.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says the NFL is meeting with the accuer’s lawyer’s today (Twitter link). As of this writing, Brown is slated to take the field for the Patriots on Sunday afternoon when they face the Jets, but that could change in a matter of hours. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says AB has been caught with a smoking gun and suggests that the NFL and the Patriots should take swift and severe action against him.

In his meeting with the media today, Pats HC Bill Belichick said the team was “looking into” the latest incident but would not offer further comment. When he was asked again about Brown, Belichick cut the press conference short by walking off the podium.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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      • ruckus727

        I’m not even sure he will play another NFL game. I think he’s about to get a lengthy or even indefinite suspension and I don’t think he will get another shot. And frankly he probably does not deserve one. He needs help ASAP.

        • warwhatisitgoodfor

          Hopefully he saved all the money he has been withholding from the people he employeed that he stiffed. He is gonna blow through all his money in no time at all

  1. madmanTX

    Brown can’t/won’t stay out of trouble. Can hardly wait for him to blow up the locker room in New England with his me me me act.

    • Rocket32

      I know, most non Pats fans didn’t like AB going to the Patriots but it’s the best thing that could’ve happened. If anyone can end the dynasty or at least slow them down, it’s AB. He just might be enough of an unstable headcase to do it.

      • qbass187

        That exactly what they said about Corey Dillion, Rodney Harrison, Randy Moss, Ocho Cinco, Albert Haynesworth, et al.

        Still here.

  2. bigeasye

    Yup. He has no business playing in the league right now and people who are allowing him to do this are just empowering him.

  3. Misterants

    I dislike brown as much as the next guy, but was THAT the threatening message? Suggesting his lawyer et al look into his accusers past? Wouldn’t that be par for the course? Stupid to include her in the chat group but I’m not sure that’s intimidating a witness

      • rmarston27

        Unless I missed something in the espn and sports illustrated articles, he texted his friend that her story was made up, she’s broke, and look into her past. Post a link if there’s a better story out there. Tyreek hill actual threatened his girlfriend and wasn’t suspended so I can’t imagine this would convince the NFL.

      • bigfreddy2000

        I read the article and unless they updated something on it I don’t see anything wrong. Am I missing something? They were in his house and he appeared behind her with a towel over his junk and she kept painting. I have not read that he exposed himself or that either said anything during the exchange. So with no exposing of himself and with them not exchanging any words (like him telling her to do something sexually) I don’t see why this is a thing. As far as the text is concerned someone stated on here it should be standard practice for a lawyer to dig stuff up on an accuser to try to make her not credible and make it look like a money grab. Why he included her in the text tho that’s beyond me.

        I mean with multiple accusers where there’s smoke there’s usually fire. So don’t get me wrong I don’t like this guy and think he should at least get a suspension with multiple sexual assault accusers and the threatening of mayock but with the story with this girl I don’t get it unless there’s something out there I’ve yet to read or hear.

    • Danzig666

      What about including pictures of her children? What would be the reasoning for that if not intimidation? Smarten up.

      • bigfreddy2000

        To show that she needs money to support all of her kids like his caption said. Thought that was pretty obvious.

  4. leprechaun

    The guy has to have serious mental issues. CTE or something else but his head is all miss wired.

    • Ironman_4life

      After doing more examination of his life he’s never had to be held accountable. He’s always had someone there to sweep the floor in front of him so his feet don’t get dirty

    • Polish Hammer

      Once again, quit using CTE to explain away poor behavior. This clown has behaved this way his whole adult life from high school to working his way through colleges and then NFL.

  5. earmbrister

    Brown appears to be a sociopath who’s clearly in love with himself. Who in the world has a painting OF HIMSELF in his home? Wasn’t that long ago that another Patriot player exhibited sociopathic traits. Not suggesting that Brown is going to go full Hernandez and kill someone, so don’t get indignant on this. My point is that this guy is clearly a head case: why would you risk your team’s chemistry AND reputation by trading for him? The obvious answer is another ring, but will this walking landmine blow up before that can happen?

  6. eaterofbirds

    When he has expended his whole body of work and his career is over, possibly very soon, how does this clown stay relevant in his own egocentric world is the real question. Guy is all about his “brand” and destroying it all in one fell swoop.

    Needs a shrink and a bankruptcy attorney stat.

  7. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    How dumb are the people who think he’s smart?

    How immoral/amoral are the people who think he’s done nothing wrong?

    How sick are the people who don’t see he’s not well?


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