The New England Patriots signed Antonio Brown to a one-year deal after he was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this week.
The star wide receiver did not suit up for the Patriots against his former team – the Pittsburgh Steelers – on Sunday night’s game. However, he was expected to play for New England when the team takes on the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday.
A recent report could have an impact on that.
According to a report from the New York Times, Brown’s former trainer accused the All-Pro wide receiver of sexual assault on multiple occasions.
The lawsuit also alleges Brown “forcibly” raped her in May 2018.
From the report:
First, he exposed himself and kissed her without her permission, the lawsuit says. Later that month, the lawsuit says, while she was watching a television program at his home, Brown started masturbating behind her and ejaculated on her back.
Then, the lawsuit says, on May 20, 2018, Brown forced her onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress and “forcibly” raped her. She tried to resist him, screaming and repeatedly shouting “no” and “stop,” the lawsuit says, but Brown refused and penetrated her.
The Times reached out to the Patriots for comment, but none was given.
Brown was expected to be on the field this Sunday.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.