Only two days after social media managing his way out of Oakland and into New England, multiple media sources are reporting that the star wide receiver Antonio Brown is being sued for sexual assault and rape by a former trainer. Brown claims to have had a consensual relationship with the accuser.
Brown has pointed to the woman’s continued posts of photos taken together on social media, and claims that she visited him late at night only ten days after the alleged rape.
The woman has been identified as Brittney Taylor, who claims that the first incident with Brown happened in June of 2017. At that time she was hired as a personal trainer for the then Pittsburgh Steeler receiver. Taylor claims that Brown exposed and forced himself on her in the midst of a training session.
The lawsuit comes while the ink is barely dry on Brown’s deal with the Patriots, a one-year contract worth up to $15 million plus a $9 million signing bonus.
The Patriots have not issued any statement on this matter.
The latest news about Brown could leave coach Belichick and Robert Kraft with a difficult decision to make about his future in New England, before he has even taken the field for the defending champs.