Agent Drew Rosenhaus Conditionally Terminates Relationship With Antonio Brown

     

According to Adam Schefter, the agent for WR Antonio Brown, Drew Rosenhaus, has conditionally terminated his relationship with Brown until he seeks counsel. 

Schefter said Rosenhaus wrote in a letter to the NFLPA that he would like to work with Brown, but the veteran receiver needs to get help.

Per Mike Florio, Brown has five days — the NFLPA mandated waiting period for separating client and agent — to secure appropriate counseling. The goal is to persuade Brown to get the help he clearly needs as evidenced by his behavior since late 2018.

This is a major development for Brown’s future as it relates to playing in the NFL, as it leaves Brown without any representation with teams at least temporarily. Rosenhaus has supported Brown publicly through his numerous escapades in the past calendar year. 

It’s worth mentioning that Brown broadcasted a video on social media last week of a confrontation between himself, the police and the mother of his children where he repeatedly berated her and the officers in front of his kids. It’s possible this was the breaking point for Rosenhaus. 

Brown had a workout with the Saints toward the end of the 2019 season, but it appears teams are waiting to see how the pending NFL investigation shakes out.

Should another team take the plunge on Brown, the NFL would likely place him on the commissioner’s exempt list until they conclude their investigation into allegations of rape and sexual harassment

Since being released from the Patriots and filing grievances against both Oakland and New England seeking to recoup $40 million in salary, Brown has kept a relatively lower profile, though there have still been occasional outbursts on social media.

Brown, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract when the Steelers traded him to the Raiders back in March. 

The Raiders later signed Brown to a new contract worth $50.125 million and includes $30.125 million guaranteed. However, Oakland made the decision to release Brown before the start of the season and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Patriots.

Brown lasted just 11 days in New England.  

In 2019, Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots and caught four passes for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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