What went wrong with Antonio Brown and the Steelers?

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Raiders release Antonio Brown after tumultuous tenure
Oakland fined Brown $215,073 for conduct detrimental to the team. By fining Brown, the Raiders voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his deal.


Antonio Brown finds new home, agrees to deal with Patriots
The agreement comes hours after Raiders released Brown. New England is giving Brown a one-year deal worth up to $15 million. ($9M signing bonus, $10M guaranteed and $5M in incentives).

Antonio Brown out: Patriots cut WR amid off-feild allegations
Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting former trainer Britney Taylor. Brown declined to sign a $2 million plus agreement with Taylor. Brown becomes an unrestricted free agent, eligible to sign with any team.
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Cowboys not interested in contacting Antonio Brown, regardless of injuries at receiver
The way Jones sees it, the risk is not remotely worth the reward, especially considering neither Cooper nor Cobb have longterm injuries. What can Brown do for you? Well, nothing, if you're name is Jerry Jones.

Of course, all of this is only half the battle for Brown, because the NFL has also warned all 32 clubs he may be placed on the commissioner's exempt list if any team opts to take the risk and give him a contract. There are three teams in the league you can definitively eliminate from a potential go at Brown, those being the Steelers, Raiders and Patriots, but go ahead and pencil the Cowboys in as the fourth who wants no part of what Brown would bring to town.
 

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NFL rumors: Antonio Brown's $30M contract grievance vs. Raiders hits snag
The Raiders submitted text messages Brown sent to Davis that show the receiver requesting his release from the Raiders, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday. Brown has filed multiple grievances against both the Patriots and Raiders, in an attempt to recoup the $30 million in guaranteed money from the Raiders and a $9 million bonus from the Patriots.
 
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Oct 3: Lawyer accuses Antonio Brown of 'reprehensible behavior' during deposition in luxury condo legal dispute
The allegations were detailed in a motion filed by the opposing attorney this week, in the midst of a civil lawsuit against Brown for allegedly causing nearly $100,000 in damages to a luxury high-rise condo rental that Brown inhabited into early 2018.


Free AB? Roger Goodell gives vague message on Antonio Brown: 'We'll let you know'
In his first public comments regarding the league’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Brown, Goodell gave no timeline for a conclusion. Instead, Goodell delivered an opaque status update and something along the lines of an I don’t know anything shrug.
 

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Sources: Seahawks did due diligence on Antonio Brown before claiming Josh Gordon
NFL teams appear to be waiting for the league's findings before signing Brown. While the investigation continues, Brown waits for employment. The NFL's investigation into accusations that Brown sexually assaulted multiple women. As of Sunday, the NFL hasn't interviewed Brown about the accusations, which would suggest that the league is not close to making a decision at this time. The Seahawks' acquisition of Gordon doesn't mean they can't revisit signing Brown if and when the investigation is over.


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Antonio Brown posts apology to Patriots owner Robert Kraft
Wide receiver Antonio Brown posted an apology to New England owner Robert Kraft on Instagram on Tuesday. Brown wrote: "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 Patriots released Brown on Sept. 20, just 11 days after signing him. Two days later, Brown called out Kraft and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, comparing their legal issues with his own. Brown referred to Kraft's ongoing case in Florida, in which he was charged with solicitation for allegedly receiving a sex act at a massage parlor, and Roethlisberger's four-game suspension in 2010 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy based on a sexual assault accusation.

Brown's apology Tuesday comes five days after he met with the NFL to address sexual assault allegations against him. That meeting lasted about eight hours, and there could be follow-ups before a decision is made about his future. Brown has filed eight grievances against the Oakland Raiders and Patriots, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. He is seeking $39.775 million in lost salary, bonuses and guaranteed money.
 

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Antonio Brown countersuing Britney Taylor for defamation
Antonio Brown is countersuing Britney Taylor for defamation and interference with his NFL contracts and endorsements, according to documents obtained Wednesday by ESPN. Brown, the subject of an NFL investigation over Taylor's claims of rape and sexual assault, is denying the accusations against him and requesting a jury trial. Taylor had served Brown with a lawsuit in Florida's Broward County Circuit Court on Nov. 1 and gave him 45 days to respond. In that response, Brown said his sexual relationship with Taylor was always consensual and that Taylor attempted to secure a $1.65 million investment from Brown for her gymnastics business shortly after Brown signed a $72 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the documents state.

Brown signed a confidentiality agreement with Taylor on March 8 while "under duress," the documents state. Two days later, Brown was traded from the Steelers to the Oakland Raiders as part of a three-year, $54-million extension. The countersuit claims Taylor's "false accusations" earlier this year affected his business dealings of which she had previous knowledge while spending significant time with him in 2017 and 2018, including working as his trainer for a period of time.

In the original lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Taylor accuses Brown of sexually assaulting her on three occasions in 2017 and 2018. That suit was refiled in Broward County. Prior to that suit's filing, Brown and Taylor had entered into settlement talks, with sources telling ESPN's Jeff Darlington that Brown declined to sign a $2 million-plus agreement. Brown and Taylor knew each other at Central Michigan before Brown entered the NFL draft in 2010, and the documents state the two had cursory communication from then until 2017.
 
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