The rich are getting all sorts of richer. The New England Patriots activated Antonio Brown for Week 2, and he is putting together an impressive debut. In the first half, he caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a 20-yard reception that gave the Patriots a 13-0 lead over the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots added Brown last weekend, and he was unavailable for the opener. This past week, we learned that Brown is the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of multiple instances of sexual assault. The NFL has begun investigating the accusations, but has chosen to not place Brown on the Commissioner’s Exempt list.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly would not have signed off on adding Brown if he had been aware of the accusations prior. That does not really explain why the Patriots would activate him knowing about the accusations now. But, NFL teams are first and foremost concerned about winning football games, so that’s what will often happen.