Over the weekend, star wide receiver Antonio Brown made his debut for the New England Patriots. He brought in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown in the team’s blowout win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Despite his stellar play on the field, all of the headlines surrounding Brown were negative in nature.
Brown’s former trainer accused the wide receiver of sexual assault and rape. Not long after, more allegations emerged against the star wide receiver.
An unnamed artist claims she was propositioned by Brown. According to a report from Robert Klemko, she alleges Brown stood “behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals” while she was in a kneeling position painting at his home.
Despite the claims against Brown, he’s expected to play this weekend.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Brown is eligible to play for the Patriots on Sunday.
There is no update on the status of #Patriots WR Antonio Brown, I’m told, which means he’s still eligible at this point to play on Sunday. The league often likes to have the status of players clear on Wednesday before the biggest practice day.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2019
New England hosts the New York Jets, who just suffered a 20-point loss at the hands of the Cleveland Browns.
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is out yet against with mono and backup quarterback Trevor Siemian suffered a season-ending ankle injury.
That means former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk will get the start on Sunday.
New England and New York kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.