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Sport NFL, Patriots must take swift action regarding latest Antonio Brown allegation

18:45  20 september  2019
18:45  20 september  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Patriots are planning for Antonio Brown to play

Patriots are planning for Antonio Brown to play On Sunday, we explained that Antonio Brown directly controlled his ability to play in his first game with the Patriots. That continues to apparently be the case, but like everything else with Brown it’s subject to change. Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports that the Patriots have heard nothing from the NFL suggesting that Brown [more]

Antonio Brown catches his first pass as a Patriot during Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. The NFL completed the first step of its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Patriots receiver Antonio Brown on Monday, with league officials meeting with his accuser for 10 hours, a source

Antonio Brown wouldn't answer when asked about an NFL probe into allegations he raped a woman telling Patriots media, "I appreciate that question. "I'm super grateful to be here, to play for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," Brown said to the first question about the looming NFL investigation.


Taking swift and severe action against Antonio Brown based only on a civil lawsuit would have created a horrible precedent. Not taking swift and severe action against Antonio Brown based on the most recent allegation of misconduct made against him would set an equally horrible precedent.

Brown’s text messages to a woman who had made an unofficial allegation of misconduct against him were intended to deter her from making an official allegation of misconduct, through intimidation and harassment. No employer should allow such behavior to go unpunished.

Report: Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor were in confidential legal talks for months

Report: Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor were in confidential legal talks for months Representatives for Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor were in confidential legal talks for months about their matter, according to a new report. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsTaylor and her legal representatives filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida Tuesday alleging Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions. The most serious allegation from Taylor is that Brown raped her in May 2018.

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly been accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman, this time someone who is said Taylor was expected to meet with the National Football League ( NFL ) on Monday to address accusations brought against the Patriots star.

NFL and Patriots investigating Antonio Brown rape allegations . After Brown expressed regret for his action , she agreed to work with him again " Antonio Brown will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including exercising all of his rights in countersuits," Heitner later tweeted.

In a normal workplace, allegations made by one employee against another employee will trigger a clear and unmistakable admonition to the accused: If you intimitidate, harass, or retaliate against the accuser in any way, you will be fired. In the NFL, the entire world is the workplace, thanks to the league’s decision to impose a Personal Conduct Policy that applies in the stadium, out of the stadium, in the season, out of the season, in the country, out of the country.

So with an accuser making unofficial allegations against Brown regarding conduct that would potentially constitute a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy, anything aimed at getting her to not proceed is no different than conduct in a normal workplace that is intended to intimidate or harass an actual or potential accuser.

Antonio Brown traveling with Patriots to Miami, expected to play

Antonio Brown traveling with Patriots to Miami, expected to play The New England Patriots are traveling to Miami, and Antonio Brown is making the trip with the team for their Week 2 date with the Dolphins. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsMichael Giardi and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network shared that Brown is traveling with the Patriots and is expected to play Sunday. Making the trip, expected to play. Will be a fascinating situation to watch https://t.co/dQktXUcp7L— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2019 Brown has been practicing with the Patriots all week, and he’s received glowing praise from his new teammates.

Antonio Brown has been on three teams in the last six months. The first two chose part ways with the wide receiver despite negative ramifications left in his wake. However, he and agent Jimmy Sexton used other circumstances to take advantage of extraordinary leverage with the Falcons.

Antonio Brown smiles on the sidelines, during the second half of the game against the Miami Dolphins. – (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Brown also denied those allegations through his attorney. Brown has yet to address reporters and was not made available following the Patriots ’ win over the Miami.

Thus, if Brown did indeed send those messages, the league should suspend him and/or the Patriots should cut him. Any other outcome would invite other players facing actual or potential accusations to try to scare away the accuser with strong language, claims that the accuser is simply looking to make a money grab, efforts to investigate her background, and subtly menacing efforts to pull the accuser’s children into the situation.

Given that Brown included his own lawyer in the group texts shows that Brown simply didn’t realize the problems inherent to this kind of behavior. Whether he realized it or not, the conduct is unacceptable — and the league and Patriots should take action in response to it, quickly.

Antonio Brown to file NFL record nine grievances and appeals, per reports .
The former Patriots wide receiver hopes to recoup almost $61 million.Brown is the first player in NFL history to file that many grievances and appeals in one time period, according to Schefter’s report.

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