Antonio Brown Says He's Done With NFL, Rips Bob Kraft in Twitter Tirade

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(WEEI) - Now-former Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown – cut by the team Friday afternoon less than two weeks into his tenure in New England – went on a Twitter tirade Sunday morning, most notably taking shots at former boss Robert Kraft and the Patriots owner's own offseason off-field issues.

Brown’s barrage of tweets, which he deleted hours later, also criticized the NFL and the NFLPA in regards to contracts, alluding to the fact that the receiver lost $40 million in gurantees in his recent self-destructive run that earned him a pink slip in both Oakland and New Englnad.

Brown, who may not have a say in the matter given all the issues surrounding him these days, says he’s “done” playing in the NFL.

Brown also brought up references to the off-field issues that surrounded his former Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, as well as Fox Sports host Shannon Sharpe in his now-deleted tweets.

"4 games for Big Ben crazy world I'm done with it," he said above a headline that involved Roethlisberger in an alleged sexual assault.

Brown signed with the Patriots two weeks ago, which came with a $9 million signing bonus. He reportedly has not been paid the bonus yet, which the Patriots have until Sept. 23 to do so.

Following the tirade, ESPN's Adam Schefter said he received a text from a source who said that Kraft will "never write that check, no matter what the ruling is now."