Late Tuesday night, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown’s name popped up in a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted former LSU gymnast and trainer Britney Taylor.
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. Brown released a statement through his attorney denying the allegations.
On Wednesday morning, the Patriots responded to the report.
“We are aware of the civil lawsuit that was filed earlier today against Antonio Brown, as well as the response by Antonio’s representatives. We take these allegations very seriously. Under no circumstance does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. The league has informed us that they will be investigating. We will have no further comment while that investigation takes place,” the team said.
Patriots statement on Antonio Brown: pic.twitter.com/sIOB8ujq1l
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 11, 2019
Brown signed a one-year contract with the Patriots with a team option for a second year.
The Oakland Raiders released the seven-time Pro Bowler after a series of unfortunate events.
New England faces off against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. The Patriots and Dolphins kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Stay tuned for the latest on Brown.