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New England Patriots release Antonio Brown after 11 days

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Linda Gilbert | 22 September, 2019, 05:59

He called this woman "super broke" and threatened to "look up her background", according to her lawyers, who sent copies of the text messages to National Football League offices and the Patriots on Thursday. He played in one game for the Patriots amid the allegations against him before the team released him after just 11 days.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both declined to comment on Brown during their scheduled media availability Friday.

Why would the Seahawks have entertained signing Brown earlier this month after in the past year he's orchestrated his way out of contracts and teams in Pittsburgh and Oakland to then land with the defending Super Bowl-champion Patriots?

Britney Taylor, a former gymnast and personal trainer, who met Brown, 31, in college, filed a lawsuit earlier this month accusing him of sexually assaulting her multiple times and raping her on one occasion.

Text Threats by Antonio Brown

On Monday, Sports Illustrated reported that a woman - an artist hired to paint a mural inside Brown's home in Pittsburgh - said the athlete appeared behind her on her second day working at the home.

He made his Patriots debut this past Sunday, snagging four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

On Friday, Brown found himself being released from the team, so naturally, a bunch of fans assumed it was the IG Model's fault and quickly jumped in her DM's and blamed her.

"You know, I have confidence in John (Schneider, Seattle's general manager) and our guys and ourselves as coaches that we can figure those things out".

After another question about Brown was asked, Belichick walked off, saying, "I'm good".

New England signed Brown on September 7, mere hours after his acrimonious release from the Oakland Raiders.

"Who said we did?"

The Patriots previously had deferred to the league's investigation but took action after a report in Sports Illustrated Thursday night about the text messages allegedly sent by Brown.

Antonio Brown is no longer a Patriot, but that doesn't mean the saga between the two parties is over.

With all that in mind, it's safe to wonder if this is the end of AB in the NFL. The list is created to keep a player off the field until the league decides whether to discipline him under the conduct policy, generally with a suspension without pay.

This means Brown has received none of the signing bonus to this point and could be left without any of it when all is said and done.