Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots owner Robert Kraft for 'bad media and the drama'

Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots owner Robert Kraft for 'bad media and the drama'

Antonio Brown took to social media Tuesday to apologize to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The ex-Patriots wide receiver specifically mentioned the "bad media and the drama" he caused. Check out his full message — and the accompanying photo of him and Tom Brady — in the tweet below:

The same message and photo was posted to Brown's Instagram, and several Patriots players hit "like" on the post, including quarterback Tom Brady.

Brown was signed by the Patriots after their season-opening win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played one game but was released before Week 3 after being the cause of multiple off-the-field distractions, including a civil lawsuit filed against him by his ex-trainer.

The 30-year-old wideout went on a tweetstorm less than two days after being released by the Patriots, and one of his tweets brought up Kraft's Orchids of Asia scandal from January. Brown eventually deleted those tweets. He also went on a profanity-laced rant earlier this month during which he tweeted he was "done" with the league.

Why would Brown apologize to Kraft now? Could he be trying to return to the Patriots? Maybe he just felt bad about what was said and wanted to publicly apologize? Whatever the case might be, the Patriots have continued to win plenty of games without Brown, but the offense has shown plenty of weaknesses since his lone appearance in Week 2.

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Mind-blowing stat shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl success compared to other QBs

Mind-blowing stat shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl success compared to other QBs

Tom Brady left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but New Englanders are still taking time to appreciate the elite 20-year career he had with the Patriots.

Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback in history. While some will argue that others belong in that conversation, Brady's success in the postseason is simply unparalleled.

Not only does Brady have the most Super Bowl titles and postseason wins of any quarterback in NFL history, he also has more second-half touchdown passes in Super Bowls than any other passer has in all their Super Bowl appearances combined, as the "Boston Sports Info" Twitter account pointed out on Sunday afternoon.

That's insanely impressive. But it also makes sense when factoring in Brady's record amount of Super Bowl appearances. Brady has been to nine Super Bowls during his career while no other quarterback has been to more than five (John Elway).

The Patriots will certainly miss Brady's presence as they attempt to get to the postseason for the 12th consecutive year. They'll likely be relying on second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham to be the starter, barring a surprise.

Meanwhile, Brady will attempt to get the Bucs to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. And he'll try to earn them their first Super Bowl victory since Jon Gruden led them to the promised land 17 years ago.

Tom Brady spends Sunday watching Patriots' Super Bowl win over Falcons

Tom Brady spends Sunday watching Patriots' Super Bowl win over Falcons

Tom Brady enjoyed so many incredible moments during his 20-year tenure with the New England Patriots, but it's hard to top Super Bowl LI vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

The Patriots' comeback victory after trailing 28-3 will forever be remembered as one of the greatest games in NFL history. While Brady has five other Super Bowl titles on his résumé, this particular one will always hold a special place in the hearts of Pats fans, and in the heart of Brady himself.

Now the new quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady posted a photo Sunday to his Instagram story of himself reliving one of his most memorable performances.

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Brady continued to share his live reaction to the game, starting with the mood of every Patriots fan when New England found itself down 21-3 at the start of the third quarter.

He did the same when the Falcons extended their lead to 28-3.

Then he gave a shoutout to his former receiver Danny Amendola, who came up clutch with several plays in the game.

And then another shoutout to linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who made the play of the game with his strip-sack of Matt Ryan early in the fourth quarter.

When the Patriots stormed all the way back to tie the game at 28-28 and send it to overtime, Brady pleaded for captain Matthew Slater to call heads for the coin toss.

(He did).

When James White scampered into the end zone to clinch the unforgettable win, Brady couldn't contain his emotions.

It's only fitting that Brady's viewing of Super Bowl LI comes one day after Patriots fans celebrated the comeback on March 28 (3/28).