Breaking news out of the NFL where the New England Patriots have just released WR Antonio Brown:
The #Patriots have released WR Antonio Brown, as he indicated on Twitter. They have moved on.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2019
Statement from the Patriots:
Patriots’ 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.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 20, 2019
And from Antonio Brown:
— AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019
The move appears to be in response to threatening text messages from Brown directed at the woman accusing him of sexual assault:
New tonight: Antonio Brown sent our source from Monday’s story menacing group text messages, including a picture of her children with instructions for his associates to investigate her.
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) September 20, 2019
Civil suit filed by ex-trainer accuses Antonio Brown of rape, NFL 'will be investigating' https://t.co/pp2te0kKci
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 11, 2019
Antonio Brown posts recording of a private phone call with head coach Jon Gruden https://t.co/igMSRxLab6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 7, 2019