The NFL did not do much to investigate the sexual assault and rape allegations against patriot receiver Antonio Brown last week. On Monday, the league will do a lot.
Ifl Rapoport of NFL Media reports that NFL investigators will meet Britney Taylor on Monday. Last Tuesday, she sued Brown at a civil court in Florida, claiming that Brown had committed three incidents that violated the League's Code of Conduct.
The League Office last week sent to the Washington Post the idea that Commissioner Roger Goodell would seriously consider his authority to send Brown on paid leave until the conclusion of the investigation and disciplinary process. However, without at least talking to the prosecutor, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to conclude whether paid leave is justified, even under the very relaxed standard that allows for inclusion on the list of exempt persons If the Commissioner believes that the player may have simply violated the policy.
This week, another person could be interviewed. Rapoport reports that the "well-known footballer" (as that term is used in the lawsuit), who was on the night of the alleged rape with Taylor and Brown, is currently a freshman in the NFL, allowing the league to co-operate with him to force any investigation initiated by the NFL. (Brown's cousin Marquise is currently a rookie at the Baltimore Ravens.) Neither the lawsuit nor Rapoport mention him as the unnamed other player.)
Brown can play on Sunday and he has traveled with the Miami team for the second week game against the dolphins. However, once the third week starts, there is a chance he will get paid but not play.