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Robert Kraft Was Reportedly "Enraged" When He Heard Antonio Brown Texted His Accuser

Robert Kraft on the field.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: CEO of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft attends the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Friday afternoon, just 11 days after signing with New England, Antonio Brown was cut by the franchise. A report from The Athletic sheds some light on how the decision was made.

Brown, earlier in the week, was the subject of a Sports Illustrated article that included accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct from a second woman. In response, Brown allegedly texted her "threatening" messages that included a photo of her children.

According to Jeff Howe, Patriots owner Robert Kraft became "enraged" when he heard that Brown had texted his accuser. He and head coach Bill Belichick then made the joint decision to cut Brown.

Kraft, who was on a business trip, became enraged Friday when he heard the details of Brown's most recently reportedly incident of text messaging harassment of a former female acquaintance. Kraft and Belichick spoke and decided together to officially release Brown just 11 days after the Patriots signed the controversial star receiver, according to sources.

Brown has now been cut by two teams - the Patriots and the Oakland Raiders - in less than two weeks. He's also cost himself nearly $30 million in the process.

As for his future, it's unclear if a team will be willing to take a chance on signing him. He's currently under investigation by the NFL, and if it's determined he's committed wrongdoing, he could be suspended or put on the commissioner's exempt list if he's on a roster.

Brown, meanwhile, has said that he's looking for his next NFL team.