Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos | Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown appeared to be trying to make a comeback in a series of Instagram posts.

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos

Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos
Antonio Brown can’t get a job in the NFL after facing rape allegations so he’s rapping with Sean Kingston and trying to make ‘inspirational’ videos
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  • Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown appears to be trying to make a comeback. In the last week he has shared a series of Instagram posts, featuring an apology to the NFL, a selfie with Tom Brady, and a music collaboration with Sean Kingston.
  • He also a shared video called “Comeback will be greater than the setback” in which he describes his hopes of returning to football.
  • Brown was accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by his former trainer, Brittany Taylor, in September.
  • In the wake of Taylor’s lawsuit Brown was dropped by Nike and released from the New England Patriots.
  • Brown has denied the allegations and is counter-suing Taylor.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Two months after Antonio Brown was accused of sexual assault by his former trainer and dropped by the New England Patriots, it looks like he’s trying to become a rapper and make an NFL comeback.

Recent Instagram posts shared by Brown include an album collaboration with Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston and a documentary video featuring childhood videos and his desire to return to football.

Brown’s former trainer, Brittany Taylor, filed a federal lawsuit against the former NFL wide receiver in September, accusing him of rape and sexual assault. Her lawyers later rescinded the case and filed it in Florida’s state court system instead. Brown has denied the allegations and is counter-suing Taylor.

In the wake of Taylor’s lawsuit Brown was dropped from Nike and released from the New England Patriots. He also faced a slew of allegations in a Sports Illustrated article, which accused Brown of exposing himself to an artist, passing gas in a doctor’s face, and letting a bunch of piranhas die in a fish tank in his home.

But now it appears Brown is trying to put the past behind him.

Brown shared music with Sean Kingston and a selfie with Tom Brady

Over the weekend Brown posted an old selfie with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, then shared a lengthy apology referencing behavior he says was “inexcusable,” likely a reference to his Twitter rant following his exit from the Patriots.

Next, he shared a clip of a song called “Bad Decisions,” which he made with Kingston.

In the clip, Brown raps: “Sippin’ on that Hennessy/I know you missing me. Baby girl give me some distance and forget everything that you mentioned. Decisions that you made f- us up. Baby I’m a player I’m a proto/Having one girl that’s a no.”

“You can go from the hero to the villain in the blink of an eye.”

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First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.

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He then shared a video called “Comeback will be greater than the setback” in which he described his hopes of returning to football.

The video details him being cut from the Patriots, and the rant he posted afterward. It shows clips of people burning his jersey, news channels discussing him leaving the Patriots, a voiceover of Brown talking about his childhood and old family videos.

“In this world, you can go from the hero to the villain in the blink of an eye,” he said in the video. “One day you’re the fan favorite, the next day they’re burning your jersey. The love that you were receiving when you were at the top suddenly feels like a distant memory when you’re at the bottom.”

Even before the rape allegations, Brown had a tumultuous year. In the span of less than 12 months, Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders. He then demanded to be released from the Raiders, and later signed with the Patriots, who released him in September.

Brown’s lawyer, Darren Heitner, had no comment for Insider on Brown’s new social media posts.

Insider has also reached out to Taylor’s lawyers, Kingston’s representatives, and the New England Patriots.

The best budget printers

The best budget printers

  • Today’s budget printers don’t skimp on features or print quality and come loaded with additional functions like copy, scan, and even fax.
  • For our guide to the best budget printers, we focused on models priced under a hundred dollars.
  • With its plentiful features, great print quality, and very low price, our pick for the best cheap printer is the Canon Pixma TR4520. Following close behind is our second favorite, the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100.

Whether you need to churn out pages upon pages of a college class essay, scan receipts, create graphics for a scrapbook, or make copies of a business contract, a modern printer is a handy computing peripheral to have around. Even if your printing needs are limited, many printers today can do more than just print, and they are relatively compact and operate wirelessly, so they can be tucked away in a closet or cabinet.

And don’t let a small budget hold you back: For a low price, you can get a high-quality printer that produces crisp text and colorful photos. You’ll also find that many affordable printers are multifunction units that can scan, copy, and even fax, and include useful features like an automatic document feeder, auto-duplexing (two-sided), and wireless connectivity. With these extras, a printer is a great tool for digitizing hard-copy documents, even if you never print a single page.

Budget models tend to use inkjet technology, but there are also good laser options. Affordable laser printers are generally barebones and print in only black and white, but our recommendation is fast and reliable, and makes great-quality prints.

Do keep in mind that while these printers aren’t expensive to buy, they can be expensive to maintain, particularly inkjet models. This is the case if you print often, or you make a lot of high-quality color prints like photos or scrapbook printables. Heavy-duty users should look at the cost of ink replacement and the page yields before investing in a unit. Also, while we tried to pick products from reliable brands, printers are mechanical – with many moving parts, they can fail.

As a tech journalist who has covered printers for nearly 15 years, I have tested a variety of models, from single-function inkjet devices to wide-format photo printers and high-end, multifunction laser units. Considering pricing, features, ease of use, and reliability, these are the best budget printers.

Here are the best budget printers you can buy:

Updated on 12/10/2019 by Les Shu: Replaced all recommendations with newer options. Updated copy and formatting.


The best budget printer overall

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Canon

With its low price, plenty of functions and features, and great print quality, the Canon Pixma TR4520 is the best choice for any budget-conscious home or small office.

The compact, cubic design of the Pixma TR4520 takes up less footprint than necessary, yet it gives you all the functions you’d need to run a home office: print, copy, scan, and fax. With support for Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Services, and Google Cloud Print, you can print wirelessly from almost any device, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Chromebooks. Also handy is two-sided printing to save paper and an automatic document feeder to easily scan or copy.

The printer is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With an Echo device, for example, you can ask Alexa to check on the printer’s ink levels, print status, or print puzzles and coloring pages.

The TR4520 delivers great print quality using just two ink cartridges: black and color. While it’s designed for office productivity, it can print photos up to 4 x 6. Because it’s not a true photo printer, we wouldn’t print anything larger, but it is more than capable for smaller-sized prints. Canon sells ink cartridges in standard and XL capacities, so if you make a lot of prints, it could be more economical to get the larger-size ink tanks.

Still, as with most low-priced printers, you’ll often pay more in supplies. If you don’t print often, this is a good option, as it’s not a particularly fast printer. Heavy-duty users may want to consider a machine with lower operating costs.

Pros: Variety of functions, two-sided printing, automatic document feeder, compact design, low price, great print quality, Alexa enabled, wireless

Cons: Small-capacity paper tray, not speedy, not great for photos larger than 4 x 6, supplies can be costly for heavy-duty users, no touchscreen


The best budget photo printer

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Epson

The Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 is a great multifunction printer that’s adept at printing beautiful photos.

If you print more photos than documents, invest in a printer with a multicolor ink system, like the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One Printer – our close runner-up for the best overall budget printer. It uses five separate ink tanks – black, photo black, cyan, magenta, and yellow – to deliver higher-quality photos than color inkjet printers that only use two tanks, resulting in photos with more accurate colors and deeper blacks. Like the Canon Pixma TR4520, the XP-7100 has a compact, boxy design – it won’t win points for style, but we much prefer this form-factor for space-saving reasons.

In our experience, Epson’s printers are highly reliable for photos (you should use a quality photo paper). The XP-7100 also has a USB port and an SD card slot for printing photos off a thumb drive or card. We like the 4.3-inch touchscreen that lets you preview images and files and easily navigate through menus. It supports wireless printing via Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct, as well as AirPrint, Android, Fire OS, Mopria, and Google Cloud Print.

The XP-7100 can also handle productivity tasks, including copying and scanning (no fax). The built-in automatic document feeder handles up to 30 pages at once and it can scan two sides simultaneously, while the flatbed scanner is useful for photo prints. The downside is that the paper tray holds only 100 sheets of regular paper, but there is a small tray that holds 20 sheets of photo paper. Print speeds are good, although not as fast as laser or the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3730. So while the XP-7100 is great for photos, it’s versatile enough to be an office printer unless you need very fast speeds or fax.

For heavy-duty printing, keep in mind that replacement ink cartridges can get pricey since you have five to replace. Opt for high-yield cartridges, which are expensive but give you more prints; still, even the XL cartridges have lower yields than we would like, so be conservative with what you print, particularly photos.

Pros: Great photo quality, large touchscreen, capable office functions, dedicated photo paper tray, wireless, automatic document feeder with auto-duplex scanning

Cons: Small-capacity paper tray, low-yield ink cartridges


The best budget compact printer

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HP

HP’s DeskJet 3755 packs several functions into a compact printer that’s highly portable and great looking.

Billed as the world’s smallest all-in-one inkjet printer, the HP DeskJet 3755 is ideal for occasional printing at home or tight spaces like studio apartments or dorm rooms. Despite the small footprint, it can print, copy, and scan.

To achieve the compact size, HP didn’t use a flatbed scanner. Instead, the DeskJet 3755 has a Scroll Scan system that feeds paper and thin paper stocks like photo paper, similar to an automatic document feeder. However, unlike an ADF, you can’t feed multiple pages at once.

The DeskJet 3755 has Wi-Fi for wireless printing and it also supports Apple AirPrint. In our testing, we found it does a good job with color documents and photos, but it is slow. Its scanner is also subpar in image quality and speed. Copy and scan functions are really extras, but this is not a printer for you if you rely on them. As a printer, it is fine if speed isn’t a concern and you value its compact size more.

As with most inkjet printers, replenishing the ink cartridges will be costly if you print often. Because the DeskJet 3755’s ink cartridges are small – including the high-yield options – you could be replacing them a lot. HP offers its Instant Ink program with this printer, where HP automatically sends you (for a subscription fee) new ink cartridges. You could save money with this program since HP discounts the cost of ink for subscribers. If printing is not a priority, this may not be an issue.

Pros: Space-saving design, built-in scanner, good-quality prints, photo capable, wireless

Cons: Slow and low-resolution scanning, small-capacity paper tray, not ideal for busy office workflows, low page yields per ink cartridge


The best budget laser printer

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Brother

The Brother HLL2320D is a low-cost monochrome laser printer for anyone who needs to output a lot of documents quickly.

Inkjet technology has caught up with laser in speed and quality, but those printers are costly. If you’re strictly looking for a workhorse printer and you don’t need color (business documents, college essays, etc.) you still can’t beat laser, like the Brother HLL2320D. You don’t get a lot of bells and whistles – there’s no scan, copy, or fax – but it can print up to 30 pages per minute and it has a low cost of ownership.

Brother makes some of the most reliable printers we have used, and the 2320D outputs good print quality. If you use a high-yield cartridge, it is rated for up to 2,600 pages; it’s only $15 more than the standard cartridge, which has a considerable lower page count (1,200). The 2320D also has auto-duplexing, so you can print double-sided with ease. Set the printer to draft mode, and you have a printer that’s fast and economical.

This particular model has no Wi-Fi, so you’ll need to connect to it directly via USB 2.0 or put it on a network by connecting it to a router. It can support AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Brother’s iPrint app for mobile printing, but it requires an optional accessory. The 2320D also lacks an LCD, which makes it harder to determine printer status. The 2320D is very compact and lightweight – for a laser printer, that is – but its paper tray will only hold up to 250 sheets.

If you’re looking for a budget printer that’s fast and reliable, the 2320D is a good option. However, if you need color printing more than speed, or you need additional functions like scanning and faxing, this isn’t for you. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3730 may be a better alternative.

Pros: Good-quality prints, two-sided printing, low cost of ownership

Cons: No wireless built-in, monochrome only, no other functions, no display


The best budget color laser alternative

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Epson

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3730 offers fast, laser-quality prints, and it has a large-capacity paper tray.

If you want speed, quality prints, and color, the WorkForce Pro WF-3730 has what you’re looking for. The inkjet printer uses Epson’s PrecisionCore technology, which delivers laser-like speeds (rated for 20 paper per minute in black, 10 in color) and quality. It uses a four-color ink system (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) to deliver better colors than a two-ink system. While photo printing isn’t the main highlight, it can ably print good-looking images on photo paper.

The WF-3730 is ideal for office users. It’s larger than our other recommendations, due to the 500-sheet paper tray and 35-page automatic document feeder. It’s suitable for small office/home office environments, but it may be overkill for general home use.

If you’re looking for a color laser printer alternative, the wF-3730 is one to consider. It is cheaper to buy than a color laser printer, but where it’ll get you is the price of supplies: If you’re replacing ink with high-capacity cartridges, it can cost more than a hundred dollars, and they don’t offer as much yield as a laser toner. The standard cartridges are cheaper (approximately 60 dollars) but the yield is paltry. Overall, it’s still cheaper to operate versus a color laser printer, but by no means is it cheap. If you desire high-quality, speedy prints and you don’t plan to print that often, the WF-3730 makes sense.

Pros: Laser-like color quality, large-capacity paper tray, fast, great print quality, 35-page automatic document feeders, wireless

Cons: Costly to operate for heavy-duty printing

Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann might be selling part of his Manhattan compound, according to reports

Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann might be selling part of his Manhattan compound, according to reports

Neumann bought four separate units in the building in 2017, combining two of them.
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Neumann bought four separate units in the building in 2017, combining two of them.
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Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is considering selling one of his New York City properties, Bloomberg’s Gillian Tan reported Monday.

Sources with knowledge of the WeGrow founder’s private affairs told Bloomberg that Neumann has hired real-estate brokerage Compass’ Nick Gavin to sell his triplex penthouse, located on Irving Place in Manhattan’s coveted Gramercy Park neighborhood.

Neumann purchased four units in the Irving Place building in 2017 for $35 million – a duplex penthouse, a unit on the floor below the penthouse, and two units on the first floor – a review of property records by Bloomberg found. He eventually combined the two-story penthouse and the apartment he’d purchased right below it to create the existing triplex penthouse he is now reportedly trying to offload.

The two first-floor units – which sources have told Business Insider houses the Neumann family’s personal support staff – will not be for sale, per Bloomberg‘s source.

A representative of Neumann did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on the property’s reported sale.

The ousted CEO is reportedly a billionaire once again

News of the rumored sale comes in the midst of Neumann reportedly regaining his status as a billionaire thanks to Softbank’s bailout of WeWork in October. Though estimates of his exact net worth vary, the former CEO is now thought to be worth “at least $1 billion,” according to Bloomberg. As of November 11, Forbes also puts Neumann’s real-time net worth at $1 billion.

Neumann made his fortune after founding coworking empire WeWork, and his net worth has paralleled the startup’s growth and subsequent plunge following the up-and-down IPO adventure that saw it whipsaw from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just six weeks.

The drop in Neumann’s personal net worth from a peak of $4.1 billion was the result of the declining value of his 18% stake in WeWork, Forbes reported. WeWork was valued at $47 billion in January following an investment from Japanese investment firm Softbank. However, the company reportedly sought a valuation as low as $10 billion in September as public scrutiny over its steep losses and leadership structure threatened its IPO. Forbes now estimates that the company is worth “at most $2.8 billion.”

Neumann has a sprawling real-estate portfolio that includes a Hamptons home in Water Mill, New York; a townhouse in a different area of Gramercy Park; a farm in Westchester County, New York, that is frequently visited by WeGrow students; and a 13,000-square-foot home in Corte Madera, California, Business Insider’s Libertina Brandt and Meghan Morris previously reported. The holdings cost Neumann over $650,000 in property taxes annually.

Have you worked for Adam Neumann or WeWork and have a story you’d like to share? Contact the reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal at +1 (646) 768-4725 using a non-work phone, email at trogers@businessinsider.com, or Twitter DM at @TaylorNRogers. (PR pitches by email only, please.)

Nancy Pelosi bragged to Democrats that ‘we ate their lunch’ on Trump’s NAFTA replacement deal

Nancy Pelosi bragged to Democrats that ‘we ate their lunch’ on Trump’s NAFTA replacement deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence look on as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence look on as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated her party’s work on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week.
  • Behind closed doors, Pelosi insisted that Democrats had the upper hand on the trade deal and out-strategized the GOP.
  • “We ate their lunch,” Pelosi said in a caucus meeting, according to CNN reporter Manu Raju.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated her party’s work on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which both Democrats and the White House agree is an improvement on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Democrats touted their efforts in securing key labor protections in the deal, which Mexico and Canada are both expected to sign on Tuesday.

“There is no question that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA. It is infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration,” Pelosi said during a Tuesday press conference. “We’re declaring victory for the American worker.”

Behind closed doors, Pelosi insisted that Democrats had the upper hand on the trade deal and out-strategized the GOP.

“We ate their lunch,” Pelosi said in a caucus meeting, according to CNN reporter Manu Raju.

The agreement between congressional Democrats and the White House comes after more than two years of negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada.

Trump also celebrated the deal on Tuesday, taking a break from slamming the impeachment process.

“Looking like very good Democrat support for USMCA. That would be great for our Country!” he tweeted.

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