Antonio Brown just wanted to play one match for the NFL club New England Patriots. The 31-year-old wide receiver made a touchdown when the Miami Dolphins were beaten by 43-0, but more will not be in the reigning master's club in American football.
On Friday, the Patriots announced that they were breaking the contract with Brown after only eleven days, to go into why. A few hours earlier, team coach Bill Belichick had left a press conference after being peppered with questions about Brown.
Accused of rape
Three days after Brown became clear to the New England Patriots, a woman, his former personal trainer, left filed a lawsuit against him. There, she accuses him of rape and two cases of sexual abuse. The rape must have happened in May 201
Brown has denied and claimed that all sexual intercourse has been mutual, but the allegations do not end there. Sports Illustrated magazine reported on Friday that another woman, who has accused Brown of unwanted sexual advances in 2017, should have received threatening text messages from Brown as of Wednesday, after her story was published in the magazine.
Sponsors are fleeing
This is the second time in a short time that Antonio Brown will be fired. After a bitter ending in the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he ended up in quarrel with team quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and benched at the end of last season, he became ready for the Oakland Raiders this spring. There, he ended up in a rage almost immediately and was forced off as recently as two weeks ago, September 7.
Brown has also gotten rid of his sponsorship contracts with Nike and helmet manufacturer Xenith as a result of the lawsuits.