The NFL’s Antonio Brown problem doesn’t look like it’ll be going away any time soon.
The superstar receiver dominated headlines in the lead-up to the season for a bizarre standoff with the Oakland Raiders, which resulted in him eventually being signed by the New England Patriots.
But Brown would never actually play for the reigning Superbowl champions, with a sexual misconduct scandal ending his tenure with the Patriots almost as quickly as it began.
Brown was meant to meet with the NFL this week, as officials have spent two months investigating the claims of sexual misconduct against him.
Those talks could be in jeopardy after Brown took to social media on Friday with a foul-mouthed tirade against the league.
“F*** @nfl I’m going down another path no more making money off my blood and sweat!” Brown wrote on Instagram.
“No more control of my name and body clear my name I am done with it ! So you fantasy f***s can let it go.”
Brown’s Instagram post followed an earlier, similar outburst on Twitter.
“Imagine conforming to a system giving it a 100 percent to see them treat me like this unfairly!” he wrote.
“Making money off my sweat and blood f*** the @NFL I’ll never play in that s*** treat black people the worse!
“Clear my name and go f*** yourself.”
Brown later deleted both the Instagram and Twitter posts, putting them both down to his ongoing ‘frustration’.
I'm just very frustrated right now with the false allegations and slander to my name. I love football and I miss it. I just want to play and I'm very emotional about that. I'm determined to make my way back to the NFL asap— AB (@AB84) November 7, 2019
Valentine Holmes 'to quit NFL'
Valentine Holmes could be on his way back to rugby league after reports suggest he has agreed to join the North Queensland Cowboys.
Holmes failed to make the New York Jets’ 53-man roster, but was signed in the practice squad in September.
But the former Cronulla premiership winner is reportedly looking at a return to the NRL after he “agreed in principle” to a $1 million deal with the Cowboys, according to the Wide World of Sports.