Antonio Brown released from the New England Patriots amid an NFL Investigation | CBS Sports HQ
- Published on Sep 20, 2019
- Antonio Brown's tenure with the New England Patriots was short-lived and limited to his Week 2 debut against the Miami Dolphins. On Friday, the team released the receiver after playing just one game in a Patriots uniform.
Following his release, the Patriots released the following statement:
"The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. 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."
Brown confirmed the release on social media saying, "Thank you for the opportunity (Patriots) #GoWinIt"
Brown's release comes in the aftermath of a report from Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko that highlighted allegations of "intimidation" by Brown from an accuser. The now former Patriots receiver is also in the midst of sexual assault accusations that were brought to light following him signing with New England.
After speaking for around 3 minutes and 30 seconds on Friday, Bill Belichick walked out of his press conference, declining to answer any questions regarding Brown and those allegations. While he didn't say anything earlier on Friday, the team has clearly decided to it was best to move on from what was a growing distraction.
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