Ripping Patriots fans who wish Antonio Brown hadn’t got released is all the rage on Twitter this weekend. And that’s probably fair, as it’s hard to argue that the troubled receiver currently deserves a spot on an NFL roster.
Still, some players on New England reportedly share their fans’ pain.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Sunday published an article detailing the status of the league’s investigation into recent allegations brought against Brown. However, the piece all includes information about how Brown’s release went over in the Patriots locker room.
Check out this excerpt:
“The decision to release Brown was led by owner Robert Kraft, sources say, sparked by the text messages that came to light Friday and by the thought that the end was not near. Several players privately voiced their displeasure that the move was made, as Brown had made a positive impression on teammates in a short time. He did things in practice no one else could do.”
So, which players were most upset about New England’s decision to release Brown?
Let the speculation begin.
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