Antonio Brown Released By Patriots
After 11 chaotic days, the New England Patriots have decided to part ways with seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, Antonio Brown. Brown has recently been accused by a few women of sexual assault in the past. Aggressive text messages were sent to the accusers by Brown himself after the accusations were made to the public.
Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots in a Week 2, 43-0 win against the Miami Dolphins where he recorded 4 catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Although Antonio Brown is still one of the most talented receivers in the game, it’s his baggage that worried Belichick and the Patriots. The NFL met with the accuser on Monday for ten hours and are still investigating the situation currently.
After being cut by the Oakland Raiders back on September 7th, New England seemed like a place that could straighten up Brown and get his focus back on football. The Patriots were hoping this would turn into a Randy Moss-type situation that occurred in 2007 when the Pats were one win away from an undefeated season. Bill Belichick held a quick press conference earlier today and avoided every and any question that involved Antonio Brown.
Following the release of Brown, 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 is now a free agent and can sign with any team. The question is will any team be willing to take a risk on him and the allegations against him. It would be surprising if any team would take a chance on Brown until after his name is potentially cleared. A suspension could still be in play for Antonio Brown depending how much evidence the NFL finds on the case. For now, we just have to sit back and watch this nightmare Antonio Brown has created.