It was long overdue, but the New England Patriots finally came to their senses and cut ties with troubled wideout Antonio Brown on Friday just hours after it was revealed that disturbing and threatening text messages were sent from a number rumored to belonged to the six-time Pro Bowler to one of his current accusers.
Still, an investigation needs to be conducted to determine whether or not Brown is found guilty of his sexual assault and rape allegations. And if he is in fact ultimately cleared, we don't doubt that he'll enter the NFL market again.
With that in mind, let's highlight three organizations foolish enough to take a chance on the petulant pass-catcher.
3. Dallas Cowboys
Two words, one name: Greg Hardy. Jerry Jones and Co. were more than willing to welcome an edge rusher who, at the time, was facing charges of throwing his former girlfriend on a bed (filled with semiautomatic weapons, mind you), subsequently choking her, and ultimately threatening to kill her. That's to say nothing of the franchise's unwillingness to cut ties with pass-rusher Randy Gregory, who has been suspended by the league for violating its substance abuse policy more times than we can count. We'd like to think Dallas has turned a new leaf, but ignoring their shady past would be irresponsible on our part.
2. Washington Redskins
Does everybody just forget how much controversy the Redskins drew after they claimed former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers in the offseason while he was still being investigated for domestic violence allegations? Sure, Foster's girlfriend ultimately disclosed the he did NOT abuse her, but Washington did not hesitate to bring him aboard when his public image was at rock bottom. On top of that, Washington was also reportedly interested in trading for Tyreek Hill while he was being scrutinized in Kansas City. Couple that sketchy history with the fact that they are desperate for receivers and you've got a match.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
It had to be KC, right? Their track record just screams that they would be the first franchise to make an offer to Mr. Big Chest. For starters, they didn't even take the initiative to discipline Tyreek Hill after the NFL shockingly opted to not suspend him following CHILD ABUSE allegations. Let's also not forget that the Chiefs didn't part ways with Kareem Hunt until after a disturbing video from TMZ was released that depicted him assaulting a woman. Further, the organization was reportedly aware of Hunt's actions well before they were made public. What more need be said?