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SportNFL prefers to move 'quickly' on whether or not to put Antonio Brown on commish exempt list

03:35  12 september  2019
03:35  12 september  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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NFL prefers to move ' quickly ' on whether or not to put Antonio Brown on commish exempt list . That meeting between Taylor and the NFL appears to be the most pivotal point ahead, with the Patriots apparently ready to center their decision on Brown largely based on advisement with league

NFL prefers to move ' quickly ' on whether or not to put Antonio Brown on commish exempt list . That meeting between Taylor and the NFL appears to be the most pivotal point ahead, with the Patriots apparently ready to center their decision on Brown largely based on advisement with league

The New England Patriots and the NFL were caught flat-footed by the civil lawsuit that has been filed against wideout Antonio Brown this week, according to sources who spoke with Yahoo Sports Wednesday. Neither the Patriots or the league office were aware that a potential lawsuit against Brown was on the tracks before he agreed to a deal with New England last week, according to two sources familiar with talks between the franchise and league security officials.

NFL prefers to move 'quickly' on whether or not to put Antonio Brown on commish exempt list© Provided by Oath Inc. Antonio Brown practiced with the Patriots for the first time since he signed as a free agent last weekend. (Getty Images)

The sources declined to speculate on knowledge the Oakland Raiders or Pittsburgh Steelers might have had regarding sexual assault and rape allegations against Brown, which range from June of 2017 to May of 2018 in a lawsuit filed by his former trainer, Britney Taylor.

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NFL will consider placing Antonio Brown on paid leave and making him ineligible to play. If the league opts to put Brown on paid leave, it also would have to decide under what conditions he “The result of that conversation was a decision that we could not move forward with investigating that claim.

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Across the board, the Patriots and NFL league office have both publicly declined to provide details about what they knew about the Brown allegations and when they knew it. Sources who spoke with Yahoo Sports said it wasn’t until Tuesday when league and Patriots security began looking into the allegations.

One source added that it’s also when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and others began discussions about options that were on the table with Brown, including whether he could be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list if a remedy was needed during an investigation.

On Wednesday, NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus appeared to suggest during an ESPN appearance that he and Brown — whom Rosenhaus represents — had reason to believe a lawsuit aimed at Brown was in the works.

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“Antonio and I had been unfortunately anticipating this possibility,” Rosenhaus said during his ESPN appearance.

Pressed on what information he shared with the Patriots and when he shared it, Rosenhaus declined to comment.

“I’m not going to get into that element,” Rosenhaus said. “I’m not going to get into my discussions with the Patriots and what may or may not have been discussed. I just want to reiterate: people should please keep in mind that Antonio denies these allegations. He will have a full investigation. He will go through the legal process.”

Patriots can void $15 million contract

Brown practiced with the Patriots on Wednesday, and head coach Bill Belichick and Patriots players declined to comment on matters relating to Brown. Asked whether Brown would play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, Belichick said the team was taking it “one day at a time.”

For the NFL’s part, a source familiar with the league’s talks told Yahoo Sports the NFL would prefer to move “quickly” to resolve the element of Brown being active or moved to the commissioner’s exempt list, a remedy that has been used in past cases involving criminal allegations but never in civil suits like the one Brown is facing. The source added that the NFL has sought to speak with Brown’s accuser, who is apparently willing but cannot schedule a meeting before next week because of prior engagements.

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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL will not place Brown on the Commissioner- Exempt . The league could also work to persuade the Patriots not to play Brown this week without making a move involving the exempt list , although, as mentioned at the top of this post, there’s been no sign of

The Exempt List is a special player status available to clubs only in unusual circumstances. The List includes those players who have been League executives are expected to meet on Wednesday at NFL headquarters and there will likely be more clarity on Brown 's situation after that meeting.

That meeting between Taylor and the NFL appears to be the most pivotal point ahead, with the Patriots apparently ready to center their decision on Brown largely based on advisement with league investigators. Whether Brown ends up being set aside from the field by the league or not, at least one thing is clear: New England has language in his contract that could void all of the $9 million in guarantees from his one-year, $15 million deal. According to a source with access to the contract, the specific clause is tied to “undermining” the public image of the club. The clause, which was sent to Yahoo Sports, reads:

“If at any time prior to the end of the 2019 League Year, Player: … takes any action that materially undermines the public’s respect for, or is materially critical of, the Club, Player’s teammates or the Club’s ownership, coaches, management, operations or policies then, upon election of the Club, the guarantees set forth in this section 27 will be null and void, whether or not any such guarantee otherwise had bee earned in accordance with the terms thereof.”

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Antonio Brown ’s NFL career remains in limbo. The NFL has been probing allegations against Brown since a civil suit was filed in federal court by his former “That’s [commissioner Roger] Goodell saying, ‘Don’t sign Antonio Brown . And if you do, we’re going to put him on the [ exempt ] list anyway,’” the

league needs to consider how it handles these issues moving forward from the moment that a paid suspension begins. So here’s where the league needs to implement a freeze that applies whenever a formal review as to whether a player should be placed on the Commissioner Exempt list commences.

If the Patriots were to invoke that clause as having been violated by this week’s lawsuit, it’s believed the team could waive Brown with no penalties. Whether or not that is a consideration might ultimately hinge on the information that becomes available in the next few days —whether coming from Brown, his accuser or the talks between the NFL and both of those parties.

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