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The Antonio Brown era in New England lasted just a single game.

The wide receiver was released by the Patriots on Friday.

report from Sports Illustrated was posted late Thursday night alleging Brown has sent intimidating texts to a woman who's accused him of sexual misconduct. It's the most recent of several negative stories about Brown's actions away from football. A civil suit was filed last week in Florida accusing Brown of rape and sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed by Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor. Brown, through his lawyer, has denied the allegations.

The Patriots made the right decision in releasing Brown. He wasn't worth the distraction as they attempt to defend their Super Bowl title and win what would be a record seventh Lombardi Trophy.

Brown posted a few photos on Instagram and sent out several tweets amid the news of his release Friday afternoon. He thanked the Patriots for the opportunity and told them to #GoWinIt, presumably referring to Super Bowl LIV.

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The Patriots host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in their Week 3 matchup Sunday.

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