Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown has been enjoying a solid season on the field after signing a massive free agent deal this past offseason. However, he’s now dealing with a major off-field issue.
According to an ESPN report, Brown is being sued for domestic violence in Alameda County (California) Superior Court. Per the report, a woman is accusing Brown of “slapping, punching and choking her on multiple occasions beginning in 2018.”
The lawsuit reportedly says that a police report was filed this past June. There was an alleged incident where Brown reportedly bruised and slapped his accuser.
Brown and his accuser allegedly began dating in 2017 and had a child this past January.
The report further elucidates the specific charges against Brown. All of them are very serious allegations.
On Monday, Raiders OT Trent Brown was sued for domestic violence in California https://t.co/fKyp6REvo0
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 16, 2019
A former seventh-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, Brown emerged as one of the top tackles in the league in his one season with the Patriots last year.
He parlayed his season protecting Tom Brady’s blind side into a four-year, $66 million contract with over $36 million guaranteed in Oakland.
As of this writing, the Raiders have not released a statement or otherwise commented on Brown’s situation.