Former NFL player isn’t leaving the league without the money he’s owed from both the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.
Following his recent release from the Patriots after he had previously been released from the Raiders, the wide receiver is set to file multiple grievances seeking to recoup his lost income from both teams. While no grievances have officially been filed by the NFLPA on Brown’s behalf to this point, according to an anonymous source, there are “multiple issues which would potentially be pursued.”
The now free agent was recently released by the Patriots amid an NFL investigation into allegations by two women who accuse him of rape, sexual assault and intimidation. Following his release, Brown took to Twitter to announce that he is “done with the NFL”. The Raiders had previously released him, at his request, just before the start of the season after a verbal confrontation with General Manager Mike Mayock while on the practice field.
Brown previously tweeted his plans to file grievances after saying the NFLPA would attempt to retrieve about $40 million in guaranteed money in his contracts with the Raiders and Patriots. The funds include a $1 million signing bonus and $29.1 million in guaranteed salaries from the Raiders along with a $9 million signing bonus and $1 million salary guarantee from the Patriots.
In comments made on Twitter after his release, Brown referenced the prostitution-related charges faced by Patriots owner Robert Kraft in Florida and the rape charges against Pittsburgh Steelers player Ben Roethlisberger.
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