Brown’s former private coach, Britney Taylor, filed a civil lawsuit in Florida on Tuesday alleging the large receiver sexually assaulted her thrice up to now two years. That led to hypothesis about whether or not the Patriots or NFL have been conscious of the pending case when Brown signed with New England.
The ESPN report notes that representatives for Brown and Taylor had been having confidential discussions for months, and except somebody broke the confidentiality settlement, the Patriots would have had no data of the state of affairs. The Oakland Raiders, who acquired Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a commerce March 10, additionally would have been unaware of the state of affairs, in line with the report.
Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, referred to as the lawsuit a “cash seize,” and the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has been practicing with the Patriots this week. However, his status is uncertain. Taylor is scheduled to meet with the NFL next week, and Brown is expected to meet with league officials at some point. The NFL has the option to place him on the commissioner’s exempt list, which would remove him from the active roster, although ESPN notes the league “won’t levy that call this week.”
When requested Wednesday about Brown working towards this week, Patriots coach Invoice Belichick informed reporters, “We’re taking it one day at a time. Just like we always do.”
The Patriots play the Dolphins on Sunday in Miami.