The New England Patriots reportedly had no idea that Antonio Brown was subject to sexual assault and rape when the team signed him last week, said Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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The team released a statement too late On Tuesday night, it was confirmed that he was aware of the lawsuit and that the NFL will investigate the matter.
A possibility mentioned by Schefter for Brown is that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Brown could put on the Commissioner's list of exceptions, while the League investigates the allegations. Such a move would bring Brown his salary, but take him from the active list of the team and forbid him to participate in games and exercises.
The list was used in the past to throw personal scandals to Adrian Peterson, Kareem Hunt and Reuben Foster according to their statements from the game.
According to Schefter, the patriots were "surprised" by the allegations of sexual assault.
The Patriots agreed to a $ 15 million one-year deal with Brown last week after a hours-long freelance agency. Brown had previously forced himself out of the Raiders organization for over a month, causing the team to comply with his request for release.
The Patriots were probably prepared to deal with Brown and all his behavior, but the allegations against the player could have a different story.
The allegations against Antonio Brown
Brown was indicted by his former coach Britney Taylor in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court for three cases of sexual assault.
Taylor Brown was reported to have known her time in Central Michigan, where she was a gymnast. She claims in her lawsuit that Brown did the following:
During a training visit to Pittsburgh in June 2017, he had abandoned her and kissed her without her consent.
Behind her was masturbating while the two were watching a service on her iPad and ejaculating on her back in Miami, also in June 2017
She was pushed face first on a mattress and raped in May 2018 in Miami After agreeing to re-train him with the assurance that his sexual advances would cease
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