However, it now appears the Patriots have made a decision to instead terminate the player's contract with a short statement on their website, adding: "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".
Belichick fielded several other questions, including one which referenced a recent story from Klemko where one of Brown's accusers says he sent her "intimidating text messages" after her initial SI story detailing her allegations against him.
But in a week when a second woman has accused Brown of sexual misconduct, and with Nike cutting ties with the Patriots wide receiver, the questions continued to come. Brown asked for his release from the Raiders after getting into a confrontation with GM Mike Mayock over a team fine. There are some things that we're looking into. "But I'm not going to have any comment on any of the off-the-field situations or questions on that".
The side are set to face the New York Jets at the Gillette Stadium this Sunday, with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walking out of his press conference earlier today after being repeatedly asked about the situation. Belichick responded by saying, "He's on our roster". Happy to answer any football questions. The rest of it. "I'm done with the rest of it".
Belichick said he wouldn't get into what Brown's role might be Sunday against the Jets.