Sports Illustrated writer and reporter Robert Klemko, who wrote a revealing article earlier this week about the shady character of Antonio Brown, produced text messages on Thursday that revealed more damning illustrations into the deterioration of the New England Patriots star wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Klemko had penned an exposé about Brown that detailed more than a dozen individuals from Brown’s past including some former clients, contracted employees, coaches, and trainers alike, who had either been lied to by Brown, ripped off, degraded, or even swindled altogether.
The most notable admission in the article, however, was a woman who accused Brown of sexual misconduct.
She alleged to Klemko that she was hired by Brown to paint a mural of AB at his house, and said at one point when she was on her knees working on the painting, Brown came in fully nude, covering only his genitals, and started a conversation with her.
The woman expected to return a second day to finish the painting but she says Brown never called her again, and by her admissions, he was still bitter that she didn’t accept his bizarre sexual advances and thus severed ties with her.
A few days after that story broke, the woman revealed to Klemko a series of menacing texts from Brown, who still had his phone number from the failed 2017 project between the two.
It was a group chat that included the woman and Brown, and allegedly had Brown dropping photos of the woman’s children in the group chat, with Brown telling the other members of the chat to ‘investigate her', adding that she was fabricating details to Klemko's article for monetary gain.
Klemko says the woman’s lawyer sent a letter to the NFL asking for intervention and for them to stop the “intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.”
“Our client is understandably frightened by these text messages, which are clearly intended to threaten and intimidate her. While she certainly qualifies as a ‘starving artist,’ she has never approached Mr. Brown, nor will she, about seeking money to compensate her for his sexual misconduct, contrary to his allegations in the text messages.”
Klemko alleges that the NFL responded to the letter the same day, and arranged for investigators and the woman’s attorney to meet.
The hits just keep coming from the four-time All-Pro who is arguably the NFL’s best wide out.
Earlier this week, a doctor who formerly worked with Brown said that Brown passed gas in his face during an exam, and then laughed about it with his friends who were filming on their phones.
The Patriots have not released any information into Brown’s status this week, although there hasn’t been any indication that he would be suspended by the team or the league.
Bill Belichick angrily stormed out of Friday’s presser after media members asked the Patriots head coach seven consecutive questions relating to Brown’s status for their Week 3 game at home versus the New York Jets.
UPDATE: Antonio Brown has been released by the Patriots.