FILE PHOTO: Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
(Reuters) – The New England Patriots on Friday released wide receiver Antonio Brown, the team said in a statement after the athlete was accused of rape by his former personal trainer.
Brown has denied the allegations.
Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama