By Boston Herald staff | PUBLISHED: September 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm | UPDATED: September 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown Friday afternoon, according to a statement from the team. “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,” read a statement from a Patriots spokesperson. The move comes after yet another development in Brown’s ongoing off-field drama: this morning, news broke that Brown reportedly sent text messages to a woman who alleged misconduct against the receiver in a Sports Illustrated article. The Patriots are now the second NFL team to let go of the wide receiver this month: on September 7, the Oakland Raiders released Brown following a rollercoaster of grievances and disputes. Brown faces allegations of sexual assault levied at him by former trainer Britney Taylor, who filed a civil lawsuit just after New England added him to their roster. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a terse press conference with reporters Friday morning, an availability that lasted just over 3 minutes…. Read full this story
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