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Superstar wide receiver Antonio "AB" Brown never played a down for the Oakland Raiders after they acquired him in an offseason trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown's attention-seeking behavior during the offseason landed him in hot water with his coaches and divided his teammates.

He was back at the Raiders team facility on Friday, Sept. 6, apologizing to his coaches and teammates after a series of distracting antics in the offseason.

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Brown had good reason to apologize: he was on the verge of a suspension and his $20 million per year contract was in jeopardy.

His many distractions included threatening to retire because he wanted to wear his old helmet, which the league deemed a safety hazard.

Then on Friday, Brown posted a bizarre video of a phone conversation he had with head coach Jon Gruden, in which he complained that everyone portrayed him as the bad guy.

But the last straw was a report that he called Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock a "cracker" during a verbal altercation in the locker room Wednesday.

Brown later told Dianna Russini of ESPN he would "never use that word."

On Saturday, the Raiders decided to cut its losses and released the troublesome 31-year-old wide receiver from his contract.

Brown became a free agent at 4:01 p.m. Within hours, the New England Patriots and Brown had agreed to a one-year contract worth $15 million.

The Internet's reaction to the news of Brown's signing was joy from Patriots' fans and outrage from everyone else. Some of his former Raiders teammates reportedly said they were glad he was gone.

The NY Post published a scathing rebuke of the Patriots for giving Brown another job. The Post said the Patriots "deserve hell" for signing the superstar.

"Shame on the Patriots. They should get what they deserve with Brown, which at the very least is a collective season-long migraine headache, but at the worst a team torn apart by the nonsensical distractions Brown brings with him."

And one commenter on NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk wrote:

"What a joke!!! Any cost to try to 'just win baby' He should be suspended for the racial slur period..end of discussion!! Over end of it!!"

The Patriots is Brown's 3rd team in six months. Brown will suit up for the Patriots game on Sunday against his former team the Steelers.

  • pure_rachet

    He looks like he could take the D.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Hope he gets its together

  • Karen Brady

    PATS ALL DAY fan here. So settle down Doo-Doo Brown.

  • Karen Brady

    Things that make you go ?.

  • Kimocha

    He actually looks kinda handsome in the first pic buuttt DAMN!! This is his 3rd team in 6 months??... He sounds like trouble and they really might catch hell for signing him!...Hopefully he will be better with this team...Only time will tell. Good luck to him.

  • Virgoqween

    There's abusers, drug addicts, drunk drivers and child abandoners in this league but they deserve hell for signing someone who was released? The NFL and its fans/writers are weird af

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Profootballtalk is a white supremist website. Every comment is very anti “black” player. I don’t know much about Brown’s dispute with the raiders. My guess is he’s rebelling because he doesn’t know how to articulate his issues. I wouldn’t be surprised if a large group of players physically attacked an NFL coaching staff in the near future.

    NFL’s entire business model needs to change. Too many young brothers left with broken bones, half crippled and broke in their short 3-5 year career. They can't get a job coaching or in the front office because the coaching staffs are full of the sons, brothers, uncles, nephews, cousins, ect. of other coaches! Nepotism and good old boy hiring at it’s worst.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    He is a HARD looking 31 yr old ?

    The Patriots LOVE problem players?

  • 100milesperhour

    3rd NFL team in months says it all. A lot is tolerated from NFL players vs other pro sports b/c the level of athleticism isn't easy to come by. That's why NFL players can be exceptionally arrogant azzholes. Give your employer your azz to kiss & know another multi-million contract is waiting for you to sign.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He isn't playing tonight and I agree him and his agent coordinated getting released for the Pats.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This was well ain nutn coincidental about is wut it is!!!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I cant wait to see what Trump tweets about this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Good for him!

  • Li-Wright

    CTE? The Patriots better scan his brain to see if he's suffering from CTE.

  • Li-Wright

    ala Hernandez?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    The NY Post should only be used for toilet paper

  • PlayerP

    OT: I don't remember who suggested the book The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips...enthralling! And gut wrenching at times. If you have any more suggestions, please, recommend here for it ?

  • LoveChild

    He’s another one of those crazy swirling brothers I guess that non-black female gassed up his head. She don’t care she gets all the money anyway.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I wanna see if he’s gonna try Bill Belichick like he tried Mike Tomlin

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Good luck Antonio!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I think ? it’s the cut...that first pix is scary,kinna nightmare-ish

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Now's his time to turn up because he won't get another chance if something goes wrong this time.

  • CookieMobster

    If these dummies play their money right 3-5 years is ALL they should need to be set for life. Give me $50 mil and I would never ever have to work again and my grandchildrens grandchildren would be set up for life. You can't go buying $10 mil mansions and lambos and 5000 gold chains. You get you a decent house pay cash for it, pay cash for a nice car or 2 and put the rest in the bank and live off the interest. Buy a chick file a or 2 and Bam. Set for life.

  • Logan Roberts

    I only know Russell Wilson & Odell Beckham so....Thank you next.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Whites mad a black man got over on them they wanted him broke and on the park bench cause he dared to raise his voice

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I think it’s all part of his plan he want a ring

  • Kimberly King

    I don't care for AB. He's quick to call other black people Uncle Tom's, Sell outs, etc YET his bitch is white.

    Anyway, Cracker is NOT a racial slur and whoever the NBC commentator was should choke on a big one.

  • Kimberly King

    Bill don't play. I doubt he'll try him. Mike is so damn sexy to me!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile Mike is pass sexy.... I’ve always had a secret crush on him,Ice Cube and Lamman Rucker....even though all three are married,it doesn’t stop petty thoughts from entering my mind. Mike’s poker face makes him xtra sexy...yew can’t figure out what he’s thinking?

  • EyeEmJai

    Exactly! That AND make sure I get a college degree in a field that's worth it and makes money. I bet many of those players have worthless degrees, which is why they elect to play football as their primary jobs until retirement.

    Shheeeeeittttt! If I were to get a free ride on a football scholarship, then I would get my degree in engineering. Three to five years as a pro ball player; invest my money in real estate and stocks; get certified and work in my degree field.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    60% of the players make the league minimum. After taxes, money for mom, baby mama, living expenses ect not much left.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Most are functionally illiterate.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    So you like Omar Epps because Tomlin is his doppelgänger!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Doubt it?

  • Truth ???

    Tell it!!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    CrackER is not a racial slur BUT CrackA is ????

    Just like N!ggA is not a racial slur(depending on who says it ?) BUT N!ggER is..

    What tangled webs we weave?????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    To the face or the rear like a PRO!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    So he is a woman beater too... His girlfriend has a STRONG face and is a FOOL for the bag!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew already know she ain goingz nowhere....she ain attractive at all

  • Dowoop

    I disagree because cracker has another meaning other than white person and doesn't have an origin/history rooted in racism. Nigger/Nigga has never meant anything good regardless of the foolishness people say when they claim they are taking back the word by using it.

  • Dowoop

    Synopsis plz.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Correct....if the Patriots franchise can’t handle AB he is dunT

  • Trey

    Miami about to get embarrassed again next week....LMAO

  • RespectSelf

    I mean it seemed like it was a plan to get released so that he could sign with them... and it worked.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Talk about he deserve hell? THE NFL DESERVES HELL PERIOD!!! this dude and his lil Shananigans is but a mere drop in the bucket compared to the entire CORPORATION...FOH!

  • Kimberly King

    I'm biased, so cracker or cracka isn't a racial slur. Neither can hold a candle to the history and negativity to the word nigger.

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  • Ryan

    GTFOH with that "racial slur" B.S. Corny azz snowflakes LOLOL

  • Roderick2011

    Don't queen out on me.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I don't know these people *in my Mariah voice* lmao Chile phuck the NFL

  • KLove

    unfortunately he has to die first

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I think them white girls using dildos on these sports guy why else would 99.5 percent of them only deal with white women

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    You may have a point!