Chiefs take playoff experience into Sunday night vs Steelers
The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, Tyreek Hill was a wide-eyed rookie wide receiver, Chris Jones was learning the ropes at defensive tackle and Travis Kelce was just becoming one of the NFL's best tight ends.
Brady, Bucs rout Panthers 32-6 to clinch NFC South title
Tom Brady threw for 232 yards and a touchdown, Antonio Brown made a grand return to the lineup after missing the last eight games and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-6 on Sunday to clinch their first NFC South title since 2007.
Lower cap leads to more cuts than usual in NFL
(AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)If it seemed as if NFL teams have been shedding contracts nearly as fast as signing them in recent weeks that’s because it’s almost true. “I think the unprecedented part being, for the first time in modern era, the cap decreases instead of increases,” Rams general manager Les Snead said. Adoree Jackson got a three-year deal worth a reported $39 million from the Giants after Tennessee refused to pay his $10.24 million fifth-year option. In one of the more curious cases, Miami cut Kyle Van Noy one year into his four-year, $51 million deal, leaving about $36 million unpaid. Van Noy then returned to New England on a two-year, $12 million deal and the Patriots will also get a fourth-round compensation pick in next month’s draft based on the deal Van Noy signed last March.
Barrett, Gronkowski agree to deals to stay with Buccaneers
Linebacker Shaquil Barrett and tight end Rob Gronkowski, who came out of retirement 11 months ago to help Brady win No. 7 in his first season with the Bucs, are the latest players to agree to terms to stay with the team. Agent Drew Rosenhaus represents both players and confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on Monday. He signed a one-year, $4 million deal with Tampa Bay in free agency in 2019 and has 27½ sacks in 31 regular-season games since joining the Bucs. Gronkowski played nine seasons with Brady in New England before retiring after the 2018 season.
Brady signs extension, frees salary cap space for Buccaneers
FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, in this Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, file photo. om Brady has agreed to a contract extension with the Buccaneers that provides the Super Bowl champions with much-needed salary cap relief and will help the seven-time NFL champion reach a goal of playing until hes at least 45. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady has agreed to a contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that provides the Super Bowl champions with much-needed salary cap relief and will help the seven-time NFL champion reach a goal of playing until he’s at least 45. The five-time Super Bowl MVP capped his first season with the Bucs by leading Tampa Bay to its first championship in 18 years. David’s contract, of which $20 million is guaranteed, includes voidable years that make it salary cap friendly.
Bucs hope to keep core together to chase another Super Bowl
The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 to win the Super Bowl. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already thinking about what it’ll take to repeat as Super Bowl champions. If Brady, Arians and general manager Jason Licht have their way, Gronkowski, Brown and Fournette won’t wind up being one-season rentals. “Hopefully we can keep the band together, have an offseason and actually know what we’re doing (entering next season),” Arians said. It changed our entire football team.”AdBrady said Arians, who also has two Super Bowl rings as an assistant coach, deserves credit, too.
Brady wins 5th Super Bowl MVP award with vintage performance
He was the Super Bowl MVP. In 2002, Brady burst onto the scene with his first Super Bowl MVP award by beating the then-St. Louis Rams. And it was then that this march to a Super Bowl victory officially began. At 25 and coming off his first Super Bowl win, Mahomes had Chiefs fans thinking this would be the beginning of a dynasty. Like a five-time Super Bowl MVP.
Gronk, AB, Fournette team up for Super Bowl TDs, Bucs top KC
Brady wound up with his seventh NFL championship and was the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time. “All week he made us believe we were going to win,” Fournette said. “He was amazing and just did it all: blocked, ran, just had an incredible season,” Brady said. Brady's seventh Super Bowl triumph broke a tie he held with three members of Vince Lombardi's great Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s for most NFL championships. "There's nothing that he can't do: new team, new scheme, first year with a new team and going to the Super Bowl and winning it all.
Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9
The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9 to win the Super Bowl. With help from old friend Rob Gronkowski and a ferocious defense, Brady and the Buccaneers are Super Bowl champions. The GOAT earned his fifth Super Bowl MVP award and extended his Super Bowl titles' record in his 10th appearance, nine with New England. Stunningly, it was easier than any of his previous Super Bowl victories, which came by an average margin of five points. They won three road games as a wild card to reach the Super Bowl, and joined the NHL's Lightning as a 2020 season champion.
Chiefs, Bucs relatively healthy heading into Super Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass during NFL football practice Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55. (Steve Sanders/Kansas City Chiefs via AP)TAMPA, Fla. – The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head into the Super Bowl on Sunday relatively healthy. Tampa Bay did not list anybody as out on the final injury report. AdThe Buccaneers listed wide receiver Antonio Brown and tight end Cameron Brate as questionable.
Brady, improved defense keys to Bucs winning Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football practice, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t be denied. The 43-year-old six-time Super Bowl champion may no longer be the best quarterback in the NFL, however, he’s shown in his first season with the Bucs that he’s still good enough to lead a team to the NFL title game. You want to make some moves that hopefully get your team into the Super Bowl.
AB says he's grateful for 2nd chance provided by Buccaneers
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)TAMPA, Fla. – Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL, let alone preparing to play in the Super Bowl. “I just think it was my only chance to be able to prove — not only to the doubters, but myself — I’m still a high-end football player, still love the game,” Brown said. Arians initially opposed the idea of adding Brown, saying during the offseason that the receiver wasn’t a good fit for the Bucs. He's the most accomplished wide receiver Brady has had to throw to since the Patriots had Hall of Famer Randy Moss, who also had a reputation of being difficult to play with, more than a decade ago. “He has a great love for the game, is a real perfectionist about how he plays, how he takes care of himself.
No longer old 'Shady,' Bucs' McCoy has shot at Super repeat
“First of all, I've got to let you know that I'm the rabbit's foot,” McCoy said with a big grin. “If I get two championships, I mean, with all my resume, it might be over,” McCoy said. There were some off-field issues, too, including being accused by an ex-girlfriend of physical abuse — allegations McCoy vehemently denied. AdHere he is again, a victory away from a repeat — even if he's far from a focal point on offense. While the timing didn't seem right in Philadelphia, McCoy saw what Tampa Bay was building — starting with Tom Brady.
Super Bowl could be farewell for several pending free agents
Kansas City and Tampa Bay have several starters, including some notable pass catchers, scheduled to become free agents next month. So the Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Buccaneers will serve as a farewell for several players with their current team. Brown signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Tampa in late October and has been a model citizen since. He has 45 receptions for 623 yards and seven touchdowns after signing a one-year, $9 million deal. He turned 34 last month and might be willing to sign another one-year deal to stay in Tampa.
Brady, productive drafts fuel Tampa Bay's run to Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs with a elastic band around his legs during an NFL football workout Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston but dared to dream of signing Brady if the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to leave New England as a free agent. Of course it was Tom Brady, not thinking he would become a free agent,” Arians added. Ad“Naturally, I think you envision every year in the offseason you want to make some moves that hopefully get your team into the Super Bowl.
Brady's parents survived COVID-19, will attend Super Bowl
The Buccaneers play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7. “I’ll be very excited to know my parents will be in the stands for the game on (Super Bowl) Sunday. Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Shaquil Barrett, Antonio Brown, Jason Pierre-Paul and Ndamukong Suh are the only players on the current roster with previous Super Bowl experience. The team that wins is not going to be the most experienced team, it’s going to be the team that plays the best,” Brady said. “So we’ve got to prepare the best, we’ve got to execute the best, we’ve got to perform the best under pressure.
Retirement age? Super Bowl coaches just getting started
Theres no retirement age in the NFL, and thats a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/File)There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. The Bucs signed Brady, now 43, to a two-year contract that created a small Super Bowl window. Now, the Bucs get to face Kansas City at home — the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its normal venue. New England’s Bill Belichick is the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl.
Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the championship trophy after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The man with six NFL titles will become the first quarterback to play a Super Bowl on his team’s home field. No, a host team in the Super Bowl has never happened in 54 previous games. Green Bay hasn’t reached the Super Bowl since its 2010 championship season. Green Bay cut the lead to 28-23 late in the third quarter on Rodgers’ touchdown passes to Robert Tonyan and Davante Adams.
NFC Matchups: Where else to start but Brady and Rodgers?
But Gronk in particular has always been a big-play guy in big games for Brady, and Green Bay doesn't have linebackers who excel in coverage. Green Bay will do some blitzing, though not as much as Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles figures to do. Unlike Brady, Rodgers can create outside the pocket, and he's especially dangerous when doing so. Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby is solid, making all 16 field goal attempts, but missed four PATs for Green Bay. Tampa Bay's Ryan Succop, now in his 12th pro season, made 28 of 31 field goal tries but missed five extra points.
Brady, talented Buccaneers playmakers developing chemistry
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates his touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. Don't forget Antonio Brown, who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at midseason and has contributed to the team’s run to Sunday’s NFC championship game at Green Bay. Then there’s Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson, a couple of late-round draft picks roughly half the age of the 43-year-old quarterback. The more that I’ve been around Mike, Chris, Antonio, Scooter (Miller), Tyler, Mick (Jaydon Mickens) — the better it gets,” Brady said. Tyler makes a great catch,” Arians added.
Saints' Brees sees playoff clash with Brady's Bucs as fate
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. “Other than that, there’s not a lot of bad about” the Saints, Brady said. I think the quarterback-receiver relationship is really important.”Still, no defense has had more success against Brady this season than the Saints. The Saints gained 2,265 yards rushing during the regular season and added another 123 yards in their playoff opener against Chicago's formidable front.
Bucs, Browns, Bills out to follow footsteps of champ Chiefs
Aside from winning the final Super Bowl before the merger in 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest claim to fame for over half a century was team founder Lamar Hunt coining the phrase Super Bowl. Three long-downtrodden teams — the Browns, Bills and Buccaneers — have made it to the divisional round this weekend and are certain they have as good a chance as the Chiefs, Packers, Saints, Ravens or Rams of winning Super Bowl 55. That’s heady stuff for a franchise that has never made it to the Super Bowl. I think Bills fans, including myself, didn’t think he was going to be this good this good this early. And he has proved a lot of people wrong.”No, there’s no comparing this Bills team to those of his playing days, Thomas said.
Brady outduels Heinicke, leads Buccaneers past Washington
Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Washington 31-23 in their NFC wild-card game Saturday night for their first playoff victory since the 2002 season. Brady was critical of his play and the offense's performance in the red zone but relished picking up his 31st career postseason win. “Certainly a lot to improve on, but great to get a win,” said Brady, who was 22 of 40 passing. “We’re thrilled with the win,” Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate said. In his only other game at Washington in 2016 with Pittsburgh, he had eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 45, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6, 2011, at Arlington, Texas. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 48, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, 2014, at East Rutherford, N.J. Last year: No. The Bears’ leading tackler left in the first quarter of the Green Bay game with an elbow injury. DBs Buster Skrine, rookie Jaylon Johnson and Deon Bush missed the loss to Green Bay.
Tom Brady excited, ready to lead Buccaneers into playoffs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. – New team, same ole Tom Brady. Brady led New England to the Super Bowl nine times in 20 seasons, appearing in 41 playoff games and winning 30 — both records. “When he first signed I said, ‘OK, we’ll be a 40 (touchdown) and 10 (interception) team,’” Arians said. “It’s a never-ending thing with him, the perfectionist, to get everything right in practice,” Arians added.
Brady throws for 4 TDs, Bucs pull away from Falcons 44-27
“It meant the world for him to get that record and, then, to have an easy touchdown," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said. Brady joined Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino as the only players with multiple seasons of at least 40 TD passes. “Whatever happens for me as a quarterback is reflective of what we do as an offense,” Brady said. " The latter trimmed Atlanta’s deficit to 30-27 before Brady put the game away with two late drives. Brown had his most productive day since joining the Bucs midway through the season with 11 catches for 138 yards.
Brady-led Bucs top Lions 47-7 to end 13-year playoff drought
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. The Bucs (10-5) set a franchise record with 588 yards and snapped the NFL’s second-longest postseason drought behind Cleveland’s 18-year run that can end Sunday. “We’ve been scratching and clawing every single year to make the tournament," said receiver Mike Evans, who was drafted by Tampa Bay six years ago. Tampa Bay rested Brady ahead 34-0, its largest halftime lead in franchise history. Tampa Bay set team records in points (34) and yards (410) in the first half.
Brady, Buccaneers bounce back with 46-23 win over Panthers
Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Ronald Jones set a franchise-record with a 98-yard touchdown run, and the Buccaneers bounced back from a dreadful defeat with a resounding 46-23 win over the Carolina Panthers. Panthers coach Matt Rhule described Brady’s play as “elite” and “fantastic.”The Bucs ran the ball just five times last week. Tampa Bay racked up 544 yards on offense and outgained the Panthers 322-35 in the second half and outscored them 29-6. Chris Godwin had 92 yards receiving for the Buccaneers (7-3), who swept the season series and handed the Panthers (3-7) their fifth straight loss. Rhule said the Panthers were unaware the ball had hit the ground or else he would have just had Bridgewater spike the ball.
Brees throws 4 TD passes, Saints rout Brady, Buccaneers 38-3
Brees threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns, regaining the NFL career TD pass lead and lifting the New Orleans Saints into first place with a 38-3 rout of Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night. The Saints intercepted Brady twice in a 34-23 season-opening win, with Janoris Jenkins returning one for a TD. “We didn't play well in any phase of the game,” Brady said. But with Tampa Bay’s offense sputtering and one of the league’s stingiest defenses unable to slow down Brees, New Orleans pressed on. Buccaneers: WR Chris Godwin (three catches, 41 yards) returned after missing one game with a broken right index finger.
Brown practices, excited for opportunity with Buccaneers
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)TAMPA, Fla. – Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL and reunited with Tom Brady. He brings out the best in people around him,” Brown, wearing a Brady TB12 hat during a video conference call, added. The receiver said those relationships will help him make the most of his opportunity with the Bucs. He also thanked Brady for steering him to motivational speaker and life coach Tony Robbins, who worked with Brown on anger issues. “I had good trainers, good people around me in my corner who kept me encouraged, that kept me motivated,” the receiver said.
AP source: Antonio Brown agrees to 1-year deal with Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. – Suspended receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the contract had not been completed. The addition of the volatile seven-time Pro Bowl selection bolsters an already formidable arsenal of playmakers for Tom Brady. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and running backs Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy have also joined Brady in Tampa Bay, which hasn’t made the playoffs since 2007. Brown signed with New England after a tumultuous short stay with the Raiders ended with the receiver demanding and being granted his release during training camp.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. Police responded Jan. 21 to a disturbance call at Brown's Hollywood, Florida, home, where the moving truck driver said Brown and his trainer hit him. The driver told officers that Brown threw a rock as he drove away, causing a small dent on the moving truck and chipping the paint. When the driver returned later, Brown paid the $4,000 but refused to pay $860 for damaging the truck, police said. Brown, the trainer and others began removing boxes from the truck, until the driver told them the boxes belonged to another client.
Antonio Brown gets probation and must undergo psych evaluation after changing plea in battery case
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Former NFL star Antonio Brown on Friday changed his plea to no contest in the moving truck driver battery case from earlier this year. Under probation, Brown can travel nationwide for work. #BREAKING @AB84 changes plea to no contest in moving truck driver battery case. Under probation, Brown can travel nationwide for work. Rather than engage in a protracted legal case, Antonio decided to resolve this matter in an expeditious manner.
Antonio Brown surrenders to police
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Troubled former NFL star Antonio Brown turned himself in at the main Broward County jail Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale, one day after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The Hollywood Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest after a moving truck driver alleged Brown and Glenn Holt, another former NFL player, attacked him Tuesday. “We are confident that Mr. Brown will be vindicated of all charges,” his attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, said in a statement. Police said Brown, 31, initially refused to pay the $4,000 fee to have the items released to him so the driver left. Police said the driver returned to the home and was handed the $4,000, but Brown refused to pay the rest of the money.
Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that Brown faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief. Officers responded Tuesday afternoon to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him, police said. Police didn't immediately identify the alleged victim or what prompted the confrontation. He was then signed by the New England Patriots, who released Brown in September after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual misconduct.
Antonio Brown’s trainer arrested after incident at former NFL player’s Hollywood home
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Police officers surrounded the Hollywood home of troubled NFL star Antonio Brown on Tuesday afternoon in the Hollywood Oaks gated community. Hollywood police officer Christian Lata confirmed that an arrest was made at Brown’s home. The man arrested was identified as Glenn Holtz, Brown’s trainer. (SKY 10)According to the Hollywood Police Department, six officers were called to the home after someone called 911. Lata would not confirm if there was a warrant out for Brown’s arrest, only saying it was an open investigation.
South Florida agent Drew Rosenhaus drops client Antonio Brown, report says
MIAMI – The ever-dwindling list of Antonio Brown supporters has reportedly lost another member. ESPN reports South Florida sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has notified officials that he has terminated his relationship with Brown until the troubled receiver seeks counsel. Adam Schefter reported Rosenhaus informed the NFL Players Association of his intent on Thursday. According to Schefter, Rosenhaus would like to continue working with Brown, but not before he gets help. Brown, a Miami-native, has continually found himself in trouble since last year when he demanded a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Antonio Brown, Hollywood Police Athletic League split after ‘irreparable rift’
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A South Florida Police Athletic League is severing ties with former NFL wide receiver and resident Antonio Brown. "Antonio Brown had a relationship with the Hollywood Police Department Police Athletic League for a number of years” Officer Christian Lata said in the statement. Throughout the video, Brown can be heard shouting profanities at Kyriss and officers. “Needless to say, we were very disappointed in the actions of Mr. Brown,” Lata said. “We did not want our youth to be subject to this type of behavior nor emulate the actions of Mr. Brown,” Lata said.
Antonio Brown invites locals to New Year’s Eve workout at Boggs Park
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Former NFL star receiver Antonio Brown held an impromptu football practice with dozens of local children and young adults on Tuesday. Currently unemployed after stints with the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots this season, Brown put out a call on Twitter for people to come work out with him. At 11:42 a.m., Brown sent a tweet telling his followers to "Bring Ya Cleats" for a 2 p.m. workout. 2pm Bring Ya CleatsLet’s Work for the 2020#CallGodBoggs Field2310 N 23rd AveHollywood, FL 33020 — AB (@AB84) December 31, 2019As you can imagine, a good crowd arrived at Boggs Park in Hollywood for their chance to toss the pigskin with Brown. Brown, who called his recent work out with the New Orleans Saints a “publicity stunt,” is waiting to hear back from the NFL following a sexual assault allegation.
Antonio Brown ordered to retake deposition after 'profane' appearance
MIAMI - Former NFL receiver Antonio Brown has been ordered to appear for another deposition after he was described as "noncompliant and flagrantly disorderly" in his first attempt last month. Brown is being sued by a landlord who claims Brown trashed the condo he was renting at the Mansions at Acqualina. "But even when asked questions regarding the counterclaim," Brown was "obstructive," Minski wrote. When the deposition resumed, Brown was texting on his cellphone, Minksi wrote, adding that it wasn't clear whether Brown was "texting an acquaintance on an unrelated matter, or texting counsel, concerning the deposition questions." Eventually, Brown "walked out shortly before noon," but Minski said much of the time between the start and end of the deposition was spent trying to get Brown to participate.
Antonio Brown 'belligerent and pugnacious' during deposition
MIAMI - Antonio Brown was "noncompliant and flagrantly disorderly" during his court-ordered deposition last month in Aventura, an attorney for the South Florida landlord that is suing him said. A motion filed Wednesday in Miami-Dade County court is seeking compensation for the cost of the deposition and a special master to preside at a rescheduled proceeding. He wants a judge to appoint a special master to preside at Brown's next deposition, at Brown's expense. Once the deposition started, "almost immediately" Brown was "belligerent and pugnacious, refusing to answer the most routine of questions, despite there being no objection to the questioning coming from his counsel," Minski wrote. When the deposition resumed, Brown was texting on his cellphone, Minksi wrote, adding that it wasn't clear whether Brown was "texting an acquaintance on an unrelated matter, or texting counsel, concerning the deposition questions."
Antonio Brown attends deposition in Aventura
AVENTURA, Fla. - Antonio Brown and his attorney attended a deposition Tuesday stemming from a 2018 lawsuit that claimed the troubled NFL wide receiver damaged a multimillion-dollar oceanfront condominium he was renting in Sunny Isles Beach. Brown had nothing to say to Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright as he entered an Aventura office building for the court-ordered deposition Tuesday morning. According to the lawsuit, Brown trashed the condo he was renting at the Mansions at Aqualina in February 2018. The lawsuit, filed in August 2018, claims Brown breached the lease by "destroying" the condo. Brown left the deposition a few hours later, smiling and even signing a random fan's hat amid a throng of news media.
Antonio Brown smiles for cameras before, after deposition in Aventura
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Antonio Brown, gone from the NFL, enrolls in online college classes
(CNN) - With his NFL career apparently over, receiver Antonio Brown has enrolled in online classes at Central Michigan University to finish his college degree. Central Michigan confirmed that Brown is currently enrolled in online degree completion coursework at the university. Brown does not attend classes on a CMU campus, CMU said. Brown attended Central Michigan for three years before foregoing his senior year to enter the NFL. The Patriots signed Brown, but shortly after his move to New England, Brown was accused in a federal lawsuit of sexual assault and rape.
Antonio Brown says he won't be playing in the NFL anymore
(CNN) - Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is saying on Twitter that he "will not be playing in the NFL anymore." His effective retirement comes after a woman who once trained Brown accused him of rape in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida. Amid an NFL investigation into the trainer's accusation, the Patriots released Brown on Friday after he played just one game with the team. In other tweets on Sunday, Brown attacked several other NFL figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct. "4 games for Big Ben crazy world I'm done with it," Brown wrote Sunday.
Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown after 1 game
- Receiver Antonio Brown has been released by the New England Patriots after just one game with the team. "The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. Brown's short-lived tenure with the Patriots came after a contentious summer with the Oakland Raiders in which he begged for his release. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon." In his Patriots debut against the Dolphins on Sunday, Brown caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Antonio Brown released by the Patriots
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CNN) - The New England Patriots are finished with wide receiver Antonio Brown. "The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown," a Patriots team spokesperson said in a statement on Friday afternoon. Brown -- who played in his lone game in a Patriots uniform last Sunday, scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins -- took to Twitter on Friday afternoon, thanking the Patriots for the opportunity and saying, "The marathon continues." The move to release Brown comes just a few hours after head coach Bill Belichick walked out of his news conference with reporters -- refusing to answer questions on Brown. At the end of his opening address to reporters on Friday -- before the team announced Brown's release -- Belichick did acknowledge Brown, saying: "I know there are questions about Antonio.
Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown after 1 game
- Receiver Antonio Brown has been released by the New England Patriots after just one game with the team. "The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. Brown's short-lived tenure with the Patriots came after a contentious summer with the Oakland Raiders in which he begged for his release. In his Patriots debut against the Dolphins on Sunday, Brown caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. In a tweet after the announcement, Brown simply said "Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @patriots"Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Belichick walks out of news conference after Brown questions
(CNN) - New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick continues to receive and refuse to answer questions about wide receiver Antonio Brown. But in a week when a second woman has accused Brown of sexual misconduct, and with Nike cutting ties with the Patriots wide receiver, the questions continue to come. Belichick, at the end of his opening address to reporters on Friday, did acknowledge Brown, saying: "I know there are questions about Antonio. But I'm not going to have any comment on any of the off-the-field situations or questions on that." When asked if he expected Brown would be available on Sunday, Belichick responded by saying, "He's on our roster."
Nike says Antonio Brown is no longer 'a Nike athlete'
Star New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown no longer has an endorsement deal with Nike, the company said Thursday, more than a week after the NFL star was accused of rape. "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a Nike spokesperson said, declining to comment on specifics. Brown, who is in his 10th NFL season, signed a multimillion-dollar contract with the Patriots this month after being released by the Oakland Raiders. In the past, Nike has stood by athletes accused of wrongdoing. Nike put former NBA star Kobe Bryant in advertisements in 2005, a year after he settled an accusation of rape.
Antonio Brown rape accuser set to meet with NFL
Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(CNN) - The woman who accused Antonio Brown of rape will meet with the National Football League. Britney Taylor is scheduled to meet with the NFL this week, according to her attorney David Haas. Heitner said Brown and Taylor had a consensual relationship that started in 2018 and that Brown will "aggressively defend himself." Taylor says in the suit that Brown sexually assaulted her twice in June 2017 before raping her in May 2018. In February and March 2018, Brown sent her messages expressing contrition and trying to re-establish a training relationship, the lawsuit says.
Antonio Brown scores in Patriots debut; Dolphins blanked 43-0
Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots celebrates after a catch against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Antonio Brown caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in his debut for the New England Patriots, and the Patriots scored twice on interception returns in a two-minute fourth-quarter span Sunday to beat the Miami Dolphins 43-0. Brown also made an 18-yard catch on his first play for the Patriots, who signed him Monday. The Patriots totaled seven sacks and four interceptions and earned their most lopsided win in the 108-game history of the series. Brady kept throwing to help the Patriots drive 59 yards for their final touchdown with 2:10 left.
NFL launches $3 million helmet challenge
TJ Root/Getty Images(CNN) - With the safety of its players under increasing scrutiny, the NFL is offering $3 million in a "helmet challenge" competition. The NFL has prioritized helmet safety amid growing concerns over the long-term impacts of concussions. A total of $3 million has been made available in the "NFL Helmet Challenge," including $2 million in grant funding to support the development of a helmet prototype and a further $1 million prize for the winner. "The NFL Helmet Challenge represents an unprecedented combination of financing, research, data and engineering expertise in an effort to create a more protective helmet. The challenge kicks off with a symposium held on Nov. 13-15 in Youngstown, Ohio, for NFL officials and entrants, where they will be provided with information on current helmet technology and NFL concussion research data.
Antonio Brown practices, but it's not clear whether he'll play Sunday
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the league is considering putting Brown on its commissioner's exempt list. A player placed on the exempt list cannot practice or attend games while the league conducts a review. The league placed Hunt on the list in November -- effectively ending his 2018 season -- on the day video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman. Other players, such as Adrian Peterson in 2014, were placed on the exempt list after the league learned they were facing criminal charges. But if Brown is put on the exempt list, it might be a first.
Former trainer accuses NFL star Antonio Brown of rape
MIAMI - New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor claims Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. According to the lawsuit, Brown sexually assaulted Taylor twice in June 2017. "The accuser continued communications with Mr. Brown throughout 2018, and even asked Mr. Brown for tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers football game in the winter of 2018." Brown and Taylor met at Central Michigan University, where Brown was a star receiver for the Chippewas.
NFL, Patriots investigating Antonio Brown rape allegations
CNN image(CNN) - The NFL and the New England Patriots are investigating allegations that Antonio Brown sexually assaulted and raped his former Bible study partner and physical trainer -- accusations the star wide receiver denies. Brown and Taylor had a consensual personal relationship that began in 2018 and the sexual acts were consensual, the statement said. The Miami-Dade County Police Department told CNN that its special victims bureau has no reports of sexual assault allegations involving Taylor or Brown. "I have found strength in my faith, my family and from the accounts of other survivors of sexual assault. Time's Up Now declined to confirm or deny the report, citing its commitment to protecting sexual assault survivors' privacy.
Patriots' Brown practices, status for Dolphins game unclear
Before the practice session Belichick declined to answer additional questions about Brown, including his status for Sunday's game at Miami. "Antonio and his representatives have made statements, so I'm not going to be expanding on any of those," Belichick said. I'm sure there are questions, but I'm not going to enter into a discussion about that." 84 throughout his previous nine NFL seasons, but that number is currently being worn by Patriots tight end Ben Watson. Belichick was asked specifically about the possibility of Brown being placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List by Roger Goodell.
Former trainer accuses NFL star Antonio Brown of rape
Antonio Brown of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. MIAMI - New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders last week after clashing with the team throughout training camp. He agreed to a contract with New England on Saturday, but has yet to play for the Patriots.