After previously taking to Twitter to take shots at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for his infamous massage parlor trip, Antonio Brown is now using his favorite social media platform to send an apology to his former employer.
In a sudden turn of events, Brown tweeted a brief, half-hearted apology Kraft and the Patriots, claiming that all he wanted to be was an “asset” to the organization while also apologizing for all the negative attention he caused.
“Mr.Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization! All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization; sorry for the bad media and the drama! Thank you sincerely AB,” the former All-Pro wide receiver wrote on Twitter (where he has actually blocked BroBible, perhaps because of jokes like this)
The mercurial wide receiver certainly has a sense of timing, as the tweet comes just two days after quarterback Tom Brady could be seen cutting a frustrated figure following the Patriots 17-point offensive output against the Eagles.
Brown’s apology comes months after the team cut the former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver as a result of the sexual assault allegations made against him. Following his release from the defending Super Bowl champions, Brown fired off many inflammatory tweets — he also took shots at former teammate Ben Roethlisberger and former Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe — including one that took direct aim at the New England Patriots owner (the tweets were deleted, but the internet never forgets):
Regardless of this remote semblance of contrition that AB seems to be showing, it appears more clear than ever that his NFL career is likely over for good.
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