Eleven days after officially joining the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown — who was accused of sexual assault and rape just days into his Patriots tenure — has spoken to the media for the first time.
Speaking in the locker room for the first time as a member of the defending Super Bowl champions, Antonio Brown did not respond to questions about the allegation, instead just saying there he is “here to focus on ball.
“I appreciate that question. I’m just here to focus on ball and looking forward to getting out there in the home stadium and being with the team,” Brown said when asked about his “standing” with the National Football League.
In his New England Patriots debut over the weekend, Brown caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Pats 43-0 win over the lowly Miami Dolphins.
Brown’s accuser Britney Taylor — who met Brown at Central Michigan University and was his former trainer — met with the NFL for 10 hours on Monday, September 16 to discuss her allegations against the former Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
Taylor alleges that in June 2017 when Brown — who was then with the Steelers — allegedly “exposed himself and forcibly kissed her [Taylor] without permission.”
Then, Taylor alleges that “weeks” after the first incident, Brown allegedly snuck up behind Taylor “as she was watching a church service on her iPad at his home” and “masturbated and ejaculated on her back.”
Furthermore, Taylor’s suit also claims that on May 20, 2018, Brown allegedly “forced her face into a mattress and raped her,” the suit states.
The NFL is currently investigating Brown at this time.
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