Late Tuesday night, a lawsuit emerged accusing New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of sexual assault. According to a report from the New York Times, Brown’s former trainer accused him of sexually assaulting her on several occasions.
Britney Taylor, a former gymnast at LSU, accused Brown of “forcibly” raping her in early 2018.
The All-Pro wide receiver denied the allegations in a statement from his attorney.
According to a new report from the Washington Post, the NFL is “seriously considering” placing Brown on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
The NFL will give serious consideration to placing Antonio Brown on paid leave via its commissioner’s exempt list, according to multiple people familiar with the situation, after he was accused in a federal lawsuit in Florida of rape and sexual assault.
The wide receiver would be ineligible to play for the New England Patriots if he’s placed on the exempt list by the league.
The star wide receiver would be ineligible to play for the Patriots if he’s placed on the list. New England would still pay Brown while he’s unable to practice or play for the team.
New England issued a statement announcing the team is aware of the allegations against Brown. The club also revealed the NFL plans to investigate the matter further.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.