The New England Patriots have released Antonio Brown.
In a statement, the Patriots said: “We feel it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”
Brown reportedly sent threatening text messages to another one of his alleged victims of sexual violence this week after she came forward to Sports Illustrated detailing 2017 incident.
The Patriots have released WR Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/X8MXS2dbAN
— NFL (@NFL) September 20, 2019
Antonio Brown took to Twitter to say thank you to the Pats.
— AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019
Brown will likely see none of the $9 million singing bonus he signed.
Antonio Brown likely forfeits $9M signing bonus from Patriots b/c of a contract clause calling for players to disclose situations preventing availability, per league source. This could lead to a grievance, but source says that money is ‘gone.’ Brown was due $5M Monday
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 20, 2019