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Antonio Brown released by Patriots after two weeks with team

Antonio Brown released by Patriots after two weeks with team

Antonio Brown's brief tenure with the New England Patriots has come to an end.

The Patriots released the controversial wide receiver after two weeks with the team. Brown took to Twitter to thank the organization for the opportunity.

Shortly after Brown posted his tweet, the team released the following statement:

"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.”

Along with his tweet, Brown expressed his gratitude for head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady on Instagram.

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Brown was accused of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit on Sept. 11. On Friday morning, intimidating text messages sent by Brown to one of his accusers were leaked to the public. The NFL reportedly is currently investigating those messages.

In Brown's one game with New England, the 31-year-old notched four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown.

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Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Could Rob Gronkowski rub it in a little more?

In the morning, Gronk's "big announcement" was that he'll be going to the Super Bowl - not with the Patriots, but as the host of "Gronk Beach" in Miami, the site of SB54. Thus ends the comeback, at least for this season.

He later joked that Pats were just "missing some 6-6, 260 [pound] guy...They're missing that guy for sure."

To top it all off, at night, Gronk donned Lakers purple and gold and was part of a halftime dance show with the Laker Girls at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where New England's least favorite NBA team was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Gronk showed off his moves with talk show host James Corden and tennis great Venus Williams.

Enjoy your retirement, big guy. Think he'll stick around and rock some Celtics green Wednesday night at Staples when the C's face the Clippers? 

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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