Antonio Brown (Photo: Instagram â€“ @ab)
Controversial and bombastic New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown will be allowed to play in the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, despite a rape lawsuit hanging over his head.
According to ESPNâ€™s Adam Schefter, NFL commissioner Roger Goddell will not put Brown on the Commissionerâ€™s Exempt List, which normally happens when a player is engaged in serious legal proceedings.
At this point, NFL will not place Antonio Brown on commissioner exempt list, as there is no criminal investigation, making him eligible to play Sunday vs. Miami, per sources. NFL has opened its investigation, which will include interviews with Antonio Brown and his accuser.
â€” Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2019
Brown was accused this week of raping and sexually assaulting former trainer Britney Taylor on three separate occasions between 2017 and 2018. However, Taylor did not file a police report after being allegedly assaulted. Instead, Taylor is filing a civil lawsuit in South Florida seeking $75,000 in damages after private negotiations broke down.
Britney Taylor: Meet Antonio Brownâ€™s Former Trainer Accusing Him of Rape in Lawsuit pic.twitter.com/BuCpTVIX3R
â€” DuMont Television (@dumonttelev) September 11, 2019
Taylor is reportedly scheduled to travel next week from Florida to New York to meet with NFL corporate officials as they investigate the merits of her complaint. Therefore, the NFL is suspending judgment until after they hear from the accuser and examine her receipts.
Through his attorney, Brown categorically and vehemently denies any wrongdoing and reiterates that their sexual relations were completely consensual. Brown also indicated that he plans to seek legal recourse to counter â€“ what he characterizes as blatant â€“ lies from Taylor.
Also, no law enforcement agency has come forward to indicate that they have launched an investigation of Brown at this time.