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”.
Thank you for the opportunity @Patriots #GoWinIt— AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019
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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