New England Patriots' Antonio Brown's NFL season may be over as he may not be expected to return. According to a report from a leading media publication, Brown is reportedly scheduled to meet with the NFL on Thursday, but it doesn't look like the meeting will change much between the two parties.
Brown, who is a seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, was accused of sexual assault and rape by his former trainer. According to US-based reports, Britney Taylor – who accused Brown of sexual assault on multiple occasions – previously worked as Brown's trainer. The two met while they were attending Central Michigan and Taylor was a gymnast. The lawsuit says Brown sexually assaulted her twice in 2017 and then forced himself on her and raped her in 2018.
According to the report, Brown – who has not been suspended or placed on the commissioner’s exempt list – is currently being investigated for several claims of sexual assault made against him in a civil lawsuit filed in Florida. The New England Patriots released him on September 20, and Brown has been a free agent ever since.
The report also said that if a team decided to sign him, Brown would be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list immediately require the team to pay him until the NFL finishes its investigation. The teams will be keeping their hands away from him until the NFL makes its decision.
Brown on Thursday took to Twitter and posted a tweet in which he said that he was very frustrated with the false allegations and is determined to come to NFL as soon as possible.
Retweet if u want me back in @nfl like if I should wait til 2020 !!!!!— AB (@AB84) November 10, 2019
I'm just very frustrated right now with the false allegations and slander to my name. I love football and I miss it. I just want to play and I'm very emotional about that. I'm determined to make my way back to the NFL asap— AB (@AB84) November 7, 2019
Only time will tell if the meeting between Brown and the NFL will come out with a positive result since the time the sexual assault allegations surfaced. Even if they do, it’s unclear how that will change Brown’s situation.