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Reporter who Broke Out the Antonio Brown Story Receiving Threats from Fans

Reporter who Broke Out the Antonio Brown Story Receiving Threats from Fans

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown has been the story of NFL since a while before the start if the new season. After rifts with Oakland Raiders, he forcefully moved to New England Patriots without playing a match for the Raiders. But his stay with the Patriots was not a day more than 11 days. This time the reason wasn’t as much about the relationship with the team as it was about his actions off the field. A lawsuit was filed on him with charges of him sexually abusing a minor.

However, he made his debut for the Patriots despite the allegations. But later, more allegations of similar kind came up, forcing the Patriots to release Brown after just 11 days with the club.

“The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” the team said in a statement. “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”

It was Sports Illustrated reporter Robert Klemko, who broke the Antonio Brown story that forced the Patriots to release the wide receivers. Though Klemko did what a journalist should do, it wasn’t taken well by a few Patriots fans who were expecting their team to flourish with Brown.

Klemko received hate messages and death threats on social media, which he took screenshots of and posted on twitter.


The allegations on Brown are yet to be proven and the NFL, on Friday evening said that the league was investigating the allegations on Brown.

“Our office is presently investigating multiple allegations, some of which are the subject of pending litigation,” an NFL spokesman was quoted as saying in a statement. “We have as yet made no findings regarding these issues. The investigation is ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously.

“As long as Mr. Brown is a free agent, placement on the Commissioner’s exempt list is not appropriate. If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, he may also be subject to discipline if the investigation finds that he has violated the law or league policies.”

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