Antonio Brown accused of raping former trainer on 3 separate occasions

WR reportedly could be placed on commissioner’s exempt list

Whitley Sandretto
September 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm

Antonio Brown is being sued by his former trainer who claims that the he sexually assaulted and raped her on three seperate occasions, per a federal lawsuit, as reported by Ben Shpigel of The New York Times.

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The woman is Britney Taylor who was hired by Brown as a personal trainer. Taylor claims the first incident happened in June 2017. The second incident happened later that month and then again a year later on May 20, 2018. 

In the suit, Taylor says she met Brown while they were both student athletes at Central Michigan University.

Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, has issued a statement denying the allegations. Brown admits that there was a "consensual personal relationship" between the two and that Taylor came to his home on multiple occasions.

"He will pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations," Heitner added in a statement.

The NFL is considering placing Brown on paid leave by way of its commissioner’s exempt list, which would make the wide receiever ineligible to debut for the Pats, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The timeline of the league's investigation remains up in the air, as ESPN's Adam Schefter detailed.

"Taylor is willing and planning to meet with the NFL next week, which is as soon as she can as she is getting married before then, sources tell Schefter."

The Patriots have also issued a statement.

Head coach Bill Belichick was characteristically reseverved when asked about the topic at his Wednesday press conference.

The line of questioning about Brown, which Belichick dodged at every turn, begins at the 1:16 mark in the video below:

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