Antonio Brown is OUT.
The New England Patriots released the wide receiver on Friday, 11 days after he formally joined the organization following his breakup with the Oakland Raiders.
“The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown,” a club spokesperson said. “We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move forward in a different direction at this time.”
Since initially signing with the team, women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
One of the women, a former trainer, filed a civil suit in South Florida federal court alleging that Antonio raped her.
Another woman told Sports Illustrated that he exposed himself to her while she was working on a mural at his Pittsburgh home two years ago.
It’s refreshing to see a team take sexual assault allegations seriously.