'Damn AB' Trends After Patriots Release Antonio Brown Following Sexual Assault Allegations

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As we reported, the New England Patriots released a statement on Friday, announcing Brown was cut from the team.

Asked on September 9 what he found out about Brown, presumably on that Saturday in the few hours between the Raiders releasing him and him agreeing to sign with the Patriots, Carroll said: "He's going to New England".

New England was scheduled to pay the first part of his signing bonus by Monday, Sept. 23, but as of Saturday afternoon, it remains to be seen whether the team will do so. Brown did not play a single game for the Raiders, who had obtained him in an off-season trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "We take all the situations with our team very seriously", Belichick said at the end of an opening statement that began with his thoughts on Sunday's opponent, the New York Jets.

On Friday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick cut his press conference short after seven consecutive questions about Brown.

"I know there are questions about Antonio", Belichick said.

Away from the field, he'll be dealing with a civil lawsuit by his former trainer accusing Brown of rape.

"Appreciate that question, but I'm just going to focus on ball and looking forward to getting out there in the home stadium and being with the team", Brown said.

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On Thursday, the lawyer for the artist reached out to the National Football League after Brown apparently sent what were described as threatening text messages to her client. According to the text messages, Brown wrote that the woman was a "super broke girl" and shared pictures of her kids and a link to her Instagram account.

They say Brown included the woman in a series of group text messages, claiming she was out to get money with her story.

On Thursday, apparel giant Nike dropped him, following in the wake of helmet manufacturer Xenith, who had axed him days after Taylor filed her lawsuit.

If Brown is placed on the commissioner's exempt list, Goodell would decide when to remove him from it.

However, before the his departure had been confirmed Brown posted a message on Twitter thanking the Patriots for the chance to play for the organisation. "He's a professional. You don't get to be a player like him by tiddlywinking around".

Brown steered clear of the abominations to suit up in New England's Week 2 blowout victory over the Miami Dolphins, as he even caught four passes for 56 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown strike from Tom Brady.

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