In lawsuit, new Patriots WR accused of sexual assault by former trainer
Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer.
Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.
Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, says it was “a consensual personal relationship.”
The New York Times first reported about the lawsuit.
Messages were left seeking comment from the Patriots and the NFL.
Brown was released by the Raiders last week after clashing with the team throughout training camp. He agreed to a contract with the Patriots on Saturday, but didn’t play in the Super Bowl champions’ season-opening win against the Steelers on Sunday night.
Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.’s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear.
Beckham said that he intends to keep wearing his $190,000 Richard Mille watch that he had on during Sunday’s season opener against the Titans. The showy wide receiver believes the league has made an issue out of his jewelry only because it’s him.
A league spokesman had said there’s no rule prohibiting players from wearing jewelry. However there is a policy “prohibiting hard objects.”
Jets get WR Thomas: The Jets acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick, according to reports.
Thomas, 31, a four-time Pro Bowler, played for Jets coach Adam Gase from 2010-14 when Gase was wide receivers coach and then offense coordinator with the Broncos.
Also, the Jets waived Kaare Vedvik two days after he missed an extra point and 45-yard field goal in a one-point loss to the Bills and signed Sam Ficken as his replacement.
And defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd was suspended six games by the league for violating its performance-enhancing drug policy.
Extra points: The Texans signed C Nick Martin to a three-year, $33 million extension through the 2022 season . ... The Buccaneers signed S Andrew Adams. Terms of the deal weren’t available.