New England Patriots Release WR Antonio Brown

Brown played one game for the Patriots after being released by the Oakland Raiders.

Brandon Scott
September 20, 2019 - 3:33 pm

The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Brown played one game for the Patriots after being released by the Oakland Raiders.

The Patriots issued the following statement, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

“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 on social media thanked the Patriots for the opportunity to play.

Brown is facing sexual assault allegations from his former trainer Britney Taylor, who filed a civil lawsuit Sept. 10. The Patriots had just signed Brown the previous day.

A painter hired by Brown has also accused him of exposing himself while she was on the job. Brown has denied the allegations.

The Patriots signed Brown this month hours after he was released by Oakland. He was traded to the Raiders after wearing out his welcome with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was a four-time All-Pro in nine seasons.

This is a developing story. This Associated Press contributed to this report.

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