Antonio Brown: Patriots Still Have To Pay Me, Might As Well Let Me Earn It

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Even though the Patriots released Antonio Brown a few weeks ago, the wide receiver, who remains out of the league, hinted on an Instagram live video Wednesday he wants to return to New England.

“If you guys follow the Patriots, tell them to call me," Brown said. "They still got to pay me, so might as well let me earn it.”

Brown is referring to the grievances he reportedly filed last week against the team for his unpaid signing bonus and guaranteed money.

The team released Brown following him allegedly sending threatening text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct in a Sports Illustrated story that came out while he was a member of the Patriots.

Brown also had a civil lawsuit filed against him accusing him of rape and sexual assault.

According to reports, Tom Brady wanted to keep Brown, but ultimately it was owner Robert Kraft who got the wheels turning before ultimately the team released him the Friday before Week 3's game against the Jets.

The wide out remains unsigned and the league has said there's a chance if he were to be signed by a team he could be placed on the Commissioners' Exempt list as it conducts its own investigation.