New England Patriots

Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Just as quickly as he came in, Antonio Brown has been released from the New England Patriots, the team announced in a statement on Friday afternoon.

“The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” a statement from the team reads. “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”

The now-former Patriots wide receiver tweeted shortly before the team announced his release: “Thanks for the opportunity @Patriots #GoWinIt”.

Brown played one game for the Patriots, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 43-0 win over the Miami Dolphins. His tenure with the Pats lasted just 11 days in total.

His release comes less than 24 hours after a new report that he sent text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, which the accuser described as “intimidating”. Brown is also facing accusations of rape and sexual assault from a former trainer in three separate incidents, as well as numerous allegations of unpaid wages to former clients.

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