A social media apology was certainly not enough to change that.
Taylor had filed her lawsuit AFTER the New England Patriots signed him to a $15 million contract and stuck with him for more than a week after.
"I don't think those decisions honestly are up to me", he said. "I know there have been discussions".
Antonio Brown blames his rape accuser for recent financial losses in a countersuit made public on Wednesday.
Fauria's report was dismissed by a pair of veteran Patriots beat writers later Thursday night.
The message was relayed after rumors swirled of a potential reunion, but the wide receiver won't be getting a second chance in New England.
Two sources with knowledge of the Patriots thinking scoffed at the idea Antonio Brown would rejoin the Patriots this season. "They are not up to me when we cut players or sign players".
Why did Antonio Brown apologize to Robert Kraft? Most likely it was just Brown trying to salvage his reputation. "Thank you sincerely AB", he captioned on Instagram and Twitter. If Brown was truly sorry, it seems like he'd have the connections to just call him up privately and do so.
The NFL is now investigating the receiver, in part because of Taylor's lawsuit, and he is unlikely to be signed by any team until the league's investigation is concluded. But, ultimately, it doesn't mean a whole lot. He's since expressed interest in returning to the league, and ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio reported that Brown is optimistic he'll be cleared to do so before the end of this season. The meeting lasted eight hours and Brown was reportedly happy with how the proceedings unfolded. But while Brown's camp is apparently optimistic about the receiver's future this season, there are clues suggesting otherwise.
With disgruntled quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots offense struggling to consistently put up points, Brown's return could help them significantly from a football standpoint. For one, he's caused a number of headaches in 2019.