Transcript for Antonio Brown signs with Patriots after being released by Raiders
Now to the NFL and a firestorm just as the season gets under way. One of the top players in the game, and one of the most controversial, signing a new deal with the defending super bowl champs. Here's Kaylee Hartung. Free! Reporter: This is arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, renegade all-pro Antonio brown celebrating after forcing the Oakland raiders to fire him. Free! Fly like an eagle. Reporter: The raiders signed brown last March for $50 million. It was a tumultuous off-season. First, he posted pictures of frostbitten feet from cryotherapy treatments that would delay his training camp. Then threatening retirement rather than wearing a new football helmet. Much of the drama playing out as the cameras rolled for the HBO series "Hard knocks." I got a lot of people around me that depend on me to perform and it's my livelihood being on my feet. Reporter: After publically demanding the raiders cut him, he even released a phone call with his head coach. What the hell is going on, man? Reporter: The raiders finally caving, avoiding paying him $29 million in guaranteed money. We just have exhausted everything. Reporter: Then the super bowl defending champion new England patriots swooping in to offer him a one-year, $15 million contract. The team he wanted to play for in the first place. At the end of the day I think they came to the realization that he is a cancer on our football team. Reporter: Brown is not eligible to play until week two, which means he will not be available for the opener tonight.
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