On Wednesday afternoon, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick met with reporters for his weekly press conference.
The main topic of conversation – actually the only topic – centered around the allegations against star wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to a report from the New York Times, Brown’s former trainer, Britney Taylor, accused him of sexual assault.
The civil lawsuit alleges Brown “forcibly” raped in early 2018.
Belichick addressed the situation with reporters on Wednesday. The Patriots head coach said the team takes the allegations very seriously and will take the matter “day-to-day.”
Belichick eventually tried to move on to non-Antonio Brown questions, of which there were none. He then abruptly ended the press conference.
Belichick’s presser ends abruptly after too many Antonio Brown questions are posed
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Brown released a statement through his attorney denying the allegations. According to his statement, Brown and Taylor engaged in a consensual relationship during the period of the allegations against him.
The star wide receiver signed a one-year contract with the Patriots earlier this week. Oakland released Brown following a series of bizarre incidents, including frostbite on his feet and a verbal altercation with general manager Mike Mayock.
New England travels to Miami to take on the division-rival Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.
Stay tuned for the latest on Brown.