Published: Fri, September 13, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Adam Schefter believes Antonio Brown will practice this week with Patriots

Adam Schefter believes Antonio Brown will practice this week with Patriots

The NFL has yet to punish Brown, but they are reviewing the case.

"We take these allegations very seriously", the Patriots said in a statement. Under the personal conduct policy, the league can place a player on paid administrative leave if he is formally charged with a violent crime, which includes the commission of sexual assault, but it also authorizes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to place a player on the exempt list if he believes following an investigation that a player may have violated the policy in any of the listed ways.

On the flip side, Brown and his legal team have announced their intentions to countersue Taylor on all accounts, pleading his innocence in the civil suit of all alleged charges, and instead suggesting that Taylor and her family are merely looking for an easy financial windfall by levying these accusations against him.

"We will be reaching out to the pertinent police agencies to determine if they had any prior contacts or investigations". The lawsuit against Brown was filed shortly after he joined the Patriots and follows a string of other controversies involving the wide receiver, including a foot injury that stems from frostbite from a cryotherapy session and issues over a helmet policy. Brown quickly denied the allegations and said that his relations with the trainer were consensual. All three were said to have occurred when Brown was a Steelers wide receiver, according to the lawsuit.

The NFL is investigating Taylor's accusations and plans to meet with her next week, Fowler reports.

"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly hard decision", Taylor said.

Zappala Jr. said Wednesday his office will investigate allegations made against Antonio Brown in a federal lawsuit. McCann also uses the word "terrorized" to describe the state Taylor claims to have experienced in the wake of the assaults, further rationalizing her fear of not going to the police to report the incidents immediately.

According to the lawsuit, Taylor and Brown were in Miami in May 2018 when he raped her in a bedroom at his home. However, Rosenhaus wouldn't say if the Patriots knew about the possibility of a lawsuit when they signed him last Saturday, after the Raiders cut Brown.

What does sexual assault lawsuit filed against Brown mean?

"It may help Brown to argue that if this was a truthful, a fully truthful claim, that she would have alerted law enforcement".

Brown was approached by Taylor in 2017, according to Heitner, about making a $1.6 million investment in a business project. "I'm sure there are questions, but I'm not going to get into a discussion about that today". But a freaky foot injury, fights with the National Football League over his helmet, skipped practices, multiple fines, a run-in with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and inflammatory social media posts ultimately led to the decision to release Brown.

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