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Patriots Cut Antonio Brown After Week Marred by Countless New Accusations

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots looks on in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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After a whirlwind week clouded by controversy, the endless Antonio Brown saga has encountered another closed door.

Just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday evening, the Patriots responded to ongoing accusations against their star wideout by cutting Brown from the roster.

Though NFL insider Ian Rapoport announced the news minutes later, the first person to leak it to the world was actually Brown himself, who proved in recent weeks that he knows how to control his narrative, but not his emotions.

All told, Brown's Patriots career consisted of one singular game against the Miami Dolphins, a wave of hypocrisy from Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, and then an ultimately correct decision.

We will not be praising the Patriots for being the final people on earth to realize what had to be done, however.

After credible accusations of rape and assault surfaced against Brown prior to Week 2's matchup with Miami, the wideout's issues spiraled further when it was revealed that text messages were sent from a number purported to belong to Brown, intimidating the latest accuser in a group message, and including photographs of her children.

For the second time this season already, Brown is an NFL nomad. This time, it would be difficult to see another team stooping as low as New England and making it a third.