Patriots Release Antonio Brown

Billy Woods | September 21st, 2019

In the midst of multiple sexual assault and sexual harassment accusations, the New England Patriots have released wide receiver Antonio Brown after only 11 days with the organization.

Brown only played one game with the Patriots: a 43-0 blowout win over the Dolphins. During that one game, Brown only played 25 snaps, but was targeted eight times by quarterback Tom Brady. Brown finished with four receptions, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown in his only game as a member of the Patriots.

With his usage that game, the Patriots were prepared for Brown to be a main source of offensive production, especially deep in their future playoff run. Now that plan is spoiled, thanks to the off-field allegations against Brown, who has been unable to stay out of the spotlight.

Before joining the Patriots, Brown was accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer, Britney Taylor. A civil lawsuit was filed, and Brown has refused to sign the $2 million agreement with Taylor in a proposed settlement. That issue is currently unresolved.

After joining the Patriots, text messages were released to the organization that accused Brown of sexual misconduct that crossed the line. The team was willing to work with Brown about his past allegations before joining the team. With news coming out about incidents that occurred during his time with the team, the ultimate resolution was to release Brown and move on.

Within a two-week time frame, Brown has spoiled a $30 million guaranteed contract with the Oakland Raiders and a potential $20 million guaranteed contract with the Patriots. As of right now, the reports of sexual harassment and misconduct are allegations, but his manner and demeanor against the organizations, coaches and players has been well documented and on camera.

Brown has caused his own demise, leading many to speculate if he will ever play in the NFL again. The XFL will start fresh in the 2020 season.

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