Patriots release WR Antonio Brown after just one game

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The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday, 11 days after he joined the club following a well-publicized breakup with the Oakland Raiders. If he's placed on the list, Brown would be paid his salary but would be ineligible to participate in practices or attend games.

Brown's legal team released a statement after the lawsuit was made public denying the allegations.

Brown was traded to the Raiders from the Pittsburgh Steelers back in March but the controversy started with an argument over him not being allowed to wear his old helmet. "We tried every way possible to make it work".

Asked a final time if he's heard anything from the National Football League about his availability, Brown said, "I appreciate that question".

'We take all the situations with our team very seriously, ' he said, ahead of the Patriots game against the New York Jets on Sunday. There are some things that we're looking into. I'm not going to comment on any of the off-the-field situations'.

Brown has not been charged with a crime.

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The artist came forward with her claims after Britney Taylor, 28, Brown's former personal trainer, came forward to accuse him of sexual assault and rape.

The alleged group text contains four people including Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner (who did not respond to the messages) and the number the woman provided to SI, which purportedly belongs to the wide receiver.

The NFL responded within an hour of receiving the letter and set up a phone call between investigators and the woman's lawyers, according to a follow-up story Thursday from Sports Illustrated.

Taking swift and severe action against Antonio Brown based only on a civil lawsuit would have created a frightful precedent.

The second woman told her story to Klemko and alleges that Brown approached her completely naked with nothing more than a small cloth covering his genitals while she was in his home painting a mural.

It is being reported that Brown send intimidating texts to her accuser on Wednesday night and she has shared the screenshots with the popular magazine and site Sports Illustrated.

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