Just when I thought there was nothing else to report about Antonio Brown—after his frost bitten feet healed, he got the helmet, the release, and the contract with the best team in football that he wanted—he got something he didn’t want, and something nobody wanted to hear.
Brown was accused of sexually assaulting his former trainer, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in the Southern District of Florida.
Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, is accusing the newly signed New England Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018.
She alleges Brown exposed himself and kissed her without consent at one of his Pittsburgh-area homes in in June 2017; masturbated near her without her knowledge and ejaculated on her backone month later, and, in May 2018, after a night out at a Miami-area club, Taylor says she went back to Brown's home in Miami to use the bathroom and grab some food, and the receiver"forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her."
Brown's lawyer, Darren Heitner, says it’s not a question of if it happened but if it happened with consent, as AB’s A-T-T-Y insists that the two were in a "consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual," adding Brown "will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including all of his rights in countersuits."
There was no immediate comment from the Patriots or the NFL—but there will be…there will be.
- Taylor was a gymnast at Central Michigan, where Brown attended college. According to the lawsuit, they met in a Bible study, then fell out of touch for several years before reconnecting in June 2017, with Brown hiring Taylor to assist in his physical training.