Report: Antonio Brown Rejected a $2 Million Settlement with Alleged Rape Victim

Brown is expected to make his Patriots debut in Miami today

Antonio Brown (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / September 15, 2019 11:38 am

According to a new report by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, Antonio Brown refused to sign a “$2 million-plus” agreement with his former trainer Britney Taylor to settle her sexual assault allegations against him.

Darlington reports that settlement discussions began back in April and included two mediations. Brown was given a deadline of last Sunday night (Sept. 8th) to sign, and when he declined to do so, Taylor’s attorneys filed their civil lawsuit against him — in which Taylor accuses the wide receiver of sexually assaulting her three times in 2017 and 2018 — the following Tuesday.

ESPN also reports that Taylor is scheduled to meet with the NFL on Monday (Sept. 16th) as part of the league’s investigation into the matter. Neither Brown nor his representatives are expected to be present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Brown will reportedly make his New England Patriots debut today in Miami. Despite opening an investigation into the allegations against him, the NFL declined to put Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list, which would have prevented him from playing today. Instead, the decision of whether or not to allow him to play fell solely to the Patriots.

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