Antonio Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, appeared on ESPN this afternoon to address the sexual assault allegations made against his client.
The New England Patriots wide receiver is facing sexual assault and rape allegations from his former trainer, Britney Taylor. Brown denies the allegations.
Rosenhaus appeared on ESPN this afternoon to discuss the situation and said that he believes the allegations are false.
The notable NFL agent is facing some criticism for one particular statement.
“Antonio takes these allegations very seriously,” Rosenhaus said. “He is the loving father of five children, including a daughter. I myself am a father, I have two children — two daughters — that I love very much, along with my wife. I wouldn’t be doing this interview if I didn’t believe Antonio.”
Antonio Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus on sexual assault allegations "I myself am a father and I have two daughters, I wouldn't be doing this interview if I didn't believe Antonio, these allegations are false and he denies every one of them" pic.twitter.com/pzIgVSYFpf
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 11, 2019
Rosenhaus is facing criticism for this reasoning.
If you're a man intending to use the "father of daughters" excuse to defend defending another man, save it. Congrats on having kids, it says absolutely nothing about your moral character https://t.co/TTW5mQ09vS
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) September 11, 2019
"I myself am a father, and I have two daughters. I wouldn't think twice about using them to defend my business interest of rape allegations."
— looseedition (@looseedition) September 11, 2019
Lol this is a badddd look
— Ryan Mulloy (@RyanMulloy7) September 11, 2019
Rosenhaus asked for everyone to let the situation play out and, in the end, he believes Brown will be cleared.
“What I want to emphasize to everybody is please allow the situation to play itself out,” Rosenhaus added. “Antonio will cooperate. He will cooperate with the Patriots, with the NFL, with any investigation, with the NFLPA, and in time Antonio will be cleared. These allegations in the lawsuit are false. They are not true. They are absolutely not true.”
Brown practiced for the Patriots today, though his status for Sunday’s game is up in the air.
New England is set to play at Miami on Sunday.