I think the Raiders money had clauses that allowed the team to cut him cleanly. The Patriots have to pay him the signing bonus of $9M plus a guaranteed salary of $1M, unless the terms also include some termination for dumbfuckery clauses.
For the record, AB is an an ass, and I think a fairly bad egg. I don’t doubt he has the capacity to do bad things, and I think he has, when convenient, done bad things. Did he do these things, though? I doubt we will ever know the truth. That said, lotsa bad egg chicks out there will lie, cheat, and kill to take advantage of rich and dumb athletes, too.
I suspect AB does what he wants, legal or not, but I suspect very strongly that this accuser knew exactly what she was signing up for. VERDICT: money grab.