Antonio Brown Rumors: WR Brought Cameras, 'Whole Bleep Show' to Saints Workout

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistDecember 28, 2019

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly caused a bit of a scene during his workout with the New Orleans Saints on Friday.

Mike Garafolo reported Saturday on NFL Network's Good Morning Football that Brown brought a camera and an entourage with him to the workout:

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Antonio Brown didn't show up alone to the #Saints workout. @MikeGarafolo's sources say AB brought a camera crew and an entourage with him. https://t.co/FSjLIC3A3Y

Garafolo added that a Saints source told him the "whole bleep show" showed up with Brown.

Brown has been a free agent since getting released by the New England Patriots after their Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Per ESPN's Mike Triplett, Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team was "doing our homework" when they worked out Brown and several other wideouts. Payton added that the Saints still need clarity from the NFL regarding whether Brown would be eligible to play in the postseason if New Orleans signs him.

After getting released by the Oakland Raiders prior to the start of the 2019 regular season, Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a civil lawsuit against him and said that Brown sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions in 2017 and raped her in May 2018.

Brown's release from the Patriots came after another woman, an artist, accused him of sexual misconduct, and Sports Illustrated reported on threatening text messages she allegedly received from Brown.

Given how little support Michael Thomas has in terms of wideouts, Brown could provide help for the Saints if he is deemed eligible to play by the NFL, though it's unclear how the Saints view the allegations or how the workout went.

The Saints currently hold the No. 3 seed in the NFC at 12-3, but a win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 17 and a Green Bay Packers loss to the Detroit Lions or San Francisco 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks could still net them a first-round bye.