Did the Patriots tamper with Antonio Brown? | The Tylt
Less than five hours after being released from the Oakland Raiders, wide receiver Antonio Brown signed with the New England Patriots—a team that has pursued him since March. Because of Antonio Brown's suspect behavior throughout his time with the Raiders, many feel the Pats played a hand in his release and should be investigated for tampering. However, the NFL is not pursuing any investigation. Plus, New England doesn't need to tamper to convince players to play for them. What do you think? 🏈
Did the Patriots tamper with Antonio Brown?
Most teams will cover their tracks pretty well when tampering, but the Pats dirty laundry is out in the open thanks to Antonio Brown's antics. There is no way a sane human would fight that hard for a helmet with $30 million on the line, illegally wiretap their coach and post a fine letter on social media to criticize their boss. Brown obviously wanted to be released so he could go to the Patriots.
The signs are all there. The team already may have tampered to get LaGarrett Blount back on their team after being released by the Steelers in 2015. The Patriots have had a sordid history of cheating from Spygate to Deflategate, and working to get AB before he was actually available is not only within the realm of possibility, it's probable.
You hate them because you ain't them. Everyone is worried that the Patriots tampered when the solution is right in front of their faces: New England is just that good. When you win as many championships as the Pats have, everyone wants to play with you. It makes sense that Antonio Brown would go to the Patriots once his contract was voided.
It's not like the team wasn't transparent. They tried to make a trade for Brown in March, so even he knew New England was interested. If Brown knows a team wants him, it's totally normal that he would want them back. The Pats didn't need to tamper for that to happen.