Following months and months of annoying, yet harmless, Antonio Brown-related news, the AB drama took a seriously dark turn this week, as the All-Pro wide receiver was accused of three separate instances of sexual assault.
According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida by his former trainer Britney Taylor, Brown allegedly sexually assaulted the former Central Michigan University student three separate times between 2017 and 2018.
The allegations come just days after Brown signed with the New England Patriots, who — according to a New England Patriots spokesman who spoke to The New York Post — were “unaware of any of the allegations before they became public Tuesday night.”
In addition to the alleged sexual assault, Brown also allegedly sent the following messages to his accuser:
Following the publication of the allegations against Brown, the New England Patriots released an official statement regarding the situation:
“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 circumstances 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 Patriots said in their Tuesday night statement.
ESPN has since reported that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could place the troublesome wide receiver on the league’s exempt list, which would keep Brown from playing while the league investigates the allegations.
At this time, it is unclear if Brown will be suiting up for the Patriots when they visit the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.
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