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For Antonio Brown, a Rape Accusation Raises a Question of Privilege in the N.F.L.

Brown has built a strong identity in a sport known for keeping personalities in check, but a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault has placed a harsh spotlight on him and the league.


Antonio Brown of the Patriots is ensnared in a maelstrom, with a federal lawsuit that accuses him of sexual assault and rape. His case renews scrutiny to the NFL's handling of reports of violence against women.

Brown has built a strong identity in a sport known for keeping personalities in check, but a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault has placed a harsh spotlight on him and the league.

Profane messages from Brown to Taylor are presented as evidence in the lawsuit, which also says that when Taylor returned to Brown’s home in South Florida to retrieve some personal effects on the day after she claims he raped her, she wanted to discuss what had happened and Brown replied that she “made me feel like a real rapist.”

from his lawyer, and on Wednesday his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said in an interview with ESPN: “I’m advising him to let the truth come out. I’m advising him to concentrate on football. I’m advising him to cooperate with the Patriots, with the N.F.L., with the N.F.L. Players Association. Antonio and I both strongly believe that these allegations are very serious. In no way do we condone any type of illegal conduct, misbehavior. None of that happened here.”

Brown practiced Wednesday with the New England Patriots, who officially signed him on Monday, two days after he was released by the Oakland Raiders. But he has not commented publicly on the allegations, and remaining silent — no provocative Instagram stories or elaborately produced videos

Brown attended his first practice as a New England Patriot on Wednesday.

Brown’s talent granted him certain privileges that were not extended to teammates who did not regularly catch 100 passes or score 10 touchdowns per season. And as well as any superstar, he has leveraged his superior production to his advantage and for everyone’s entertainment. Whether co-starring

Brown has a penchant for making things public that should otherwise stay private, without the slightest compunction. Whether that means an Instagram post of a letter from the Raiders saying he would be fined nearly $54,000 for missing practices or, later, demanding on the platform that Oakland cut him, or releasing a YouTube video containing snippets of a phone call with his Raiders Coach Jon Gruden, Brown appears to relish defying the football standard for propriety.

following a pattern dating to his time in Pittsburgh, where he spent the first nine seasons of his career. Brown was benched

On a 53-man roster, not all players are treated the same. The more talented a player, the more leeway he generally has. But every franchise has its threshold for lenience and embarrassment, and two in the last six months reached theirs with Brown.

It is far too early to know how Brown will adjust in New England, where he will dress two lockers from quarterback Tom Brady and where the Patriots, as ever, operate in the day-to-day tedium that has taken them to nine Super Bowls, and six championships, in 18 seasons.

Over the weekend, when news broke that Brown would be signing with New England, he posted six times to Instagram. His last message, fired off maybe 48 hours before the lawsuit was filed, reads: “

Read more: The New York Times

Explain the video of AB84 and Brittany Taylor? But I guess it would make you look bad? You should have done your due diligence before coming out with this story how you did. Kraft will laugh it away with a few soft strokes. Doesn’t it raise the question of the privilege of “believe women” in 2019 and the privilege of being able to instantly destroy a man’s reputation and career? Civil court? No police reports? Nothing?

He did it OH MY GOSH . Why not even thought of stupid media spin.........!! benshpigel Who else besides Black athletes are always assumed to be guilty? What other job do they suspend you over an accusation without an investigation? You do realize that the players have a union and can sue the league for violating their rights?

So why she go back to his house two more times after the first “incident” Not for nothing why go back in to help in 2017 if he already raped her once? Wow your so racist

NFL star Antonio Brown accused of rape in lawsuitGet breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news. NFL needs to suspend this POS. rapist Live look at all patriot fans : What timing

NFL Receiver Antonio Brown Accused of Rape in LawsuitNew England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown , who recently joined the Super Bowl champions, denies allegations that he raped a woman who had worked as his trainer. Accusations are so easy to make. Interesting time to make these accusations.

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Antonio Brown Rape Accuser Claims She Passed Lie DetectorAB's accuser claims the test was administered by an ex-FBI agent. Lie detector means nothing Note that lie detectors have no scientific basis. See The Lie Behind the Lie Detector for a thorough debunking:

Bill Belichick Says Antonio Brown Will Practice, But Dodges Rape QuestionsBelichick got combative when pressed about Brown's rape case. They better not have no video.......... Until you release the owners video. But....weren’t we told and told during the Kavanaugh hearing we should ALWAYS believe the victim? It’s what the Metoo movement was built on hmm 🤔 Lets not cherrypick They need to treat him with the same right to due process as they did with Robert Kraft and Patrick Chung. Difference is, both of these men had criminal charges brought against them. AB does not.

NFL Star Antonio Brown Accused of Rape by Former TrainerIn a federal lawsuit, Antonio Brown 's former trainer alleges that he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018

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