On Friday night afternoon the New England Patriots made the final decision on star wide receiver Antonio Brown: he’s no longer a part of the team.
After just over a week on the roster, Brown will need a new home.
Brown himself released a statement on Twitter saying he’s been released from the team.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the news not long after.
The #Patriots have released WR Antonio Brown, as he indicated on Twitter. They have moved on.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2019
The decision comes in the wake of a report from Sports Illustrated reporter Robert Klemko. He published text messages Brown allegedly sent his accuser.
According to the report from Klemko, Brown’s accuser said Brown sent her “threatening” messages after she accused the star wide receiver of sexual assault.
The unnamed artist claims she was propositioned by Brown. According to a report from Robert Klemko, she alleges Brown stood “behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals” while she was in a kneeling position painting at his home.
Brown played in one game for the Patriots, reeling in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
However he won’t see the field again for the Patriots after the latest series of allegations against him. It’s unclear if any NFL team will take a shot on the troubled wide receiver after a summer of negative headlines.
Stay tuned for the latest on the developing situation.