Antonio Brown’s accuser refiles lawsuit in Florida state court
Four weeks to the day after the filing of the lawsuit that has ended, for now, receiver Antonio Brown’s NFL career, his accuser has filed a new lawsuit. It’s basically the same lawsuit, filed in a Florida state court and not in federal court. The new lawsuit contains some minor revisions and additional information, but [more]Four weeks to the day after the filing of the lawsuit that has ended, for now, receiver Antonio Brown’s NFL career, his accuser has filed a new lawsuit.
Antonio Brown continues to spend the 2019 season in NFL purgatory after the New England Patriots cut him loose on Sept. 20. The time away from the game has apparently inspired the mercurial wide receiver to become much more reflective and philosophical about his career.
What’s more, it at least seems like Brown has become appreciative over how fortunate he was to have the opportunity to play professional football.
Attached to a six-minute video shared Sunday on his official YouTube account, Brown writes, “I know I said I do not need to play I now realize how grateful I am to play this game and do not take it for granted.”
Trainer Who Accused Former NFL Player Antonio Brown Of Rape Has Dropped Federal Lawsuit
Lawyers for Britney Taylor voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit from federal court and re-filed it in state court. The new civil case demands a jury trial on accusations of rape, battery, assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.The lawsuit does not make any specific judgment requests.Taylor alleges, in the lawsuit, Brown sexually assaulted her three times – twice in 2017 and once in 2018.She said the May 2018 incident happened at Brown’s Miami home, where Taylor claims Brown “forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress and forcibly raped her.
The footage opens with Brown spending time with his children and him expressing how meaningful those interactions are to him. Next, the video transitions to footage from his ongoing workouts, presumably to showcase to potentially interested teams how he’s staying in shape.
The case can be made that the video is merely a part of a carefully calculated public relations campaign that aims to portray a humbled Brown in a flattering light.
That said, Brown has done himself no favors during his unemployment, with damning reports of how he behaved erratically during a deposition, among other things, including some truly off-the-wall social media activity in recent weeks.
Antonio Brown on Patriots: ‘They still gotta pay me, so might as well let me earn it’
But wasn't he retired from the NFL?Brown was due $5 million in guaranteed money, but the Patriots elected not to pay it after releasing him on Sept. 20 after he faced allegations of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit. Brown has filed a grievance to recoup that money, which is why he believes they've still got to pay him. After his release, Brown ripped into Patriots owner Robert Kraft for the allegations he is facing for solicitation of prostitution.
Nevertheless, there are “numerous teams” that reportedly remain interested in Brown, despite his many red flags, ongoing legal drama and grievances against the Patriots and Raiders filed on his behalf by the NFLPA.
It remains to be seen whether any team ultimately decides to take a flier on Brown, even with the knowledge that he brings potential headaches and distractions into the locker room.
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Michael Thomas certainly gave Kamara "a run for his money" as the Saints representative on this list, but Kamara is such a special weapon that he had to be the choice. He doesn't have a 100-yard rushing day yet, but he's accumulated 583 yards from scrimmage in five weeks. That puts him on pace for a career-high 1,865 yards from scrimmage in 2019. Kamara has 342 rushing yards, 241 receiving yards and two touchdowns this year. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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Jones has struggled mightily this season, rushing for under 2.0 yards per carry in two games, but when he's on, he's a top five running back. In Week 5 against the Cowboys, Jones rushed for 107 yards and four touchdowns. He leads the league with eight touchdowns, which ties a career high, and despite a couple of poor games, Jones is on track to finish with 966 rushing yards. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
After a little bit of a slow start, Fournette broke out with 225 rushing yards in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos. He followed up that performance with another 100-yard rushing day against the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday. Fournette appears to be back to his 2017 ways. There might not be a back in the league who is a more perfect blend of size and speed. He has 512 rushing yards and a touchdown through five games. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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The Giants running back is currently dealing with an ankle injury, but he's such a major part of the Giants offense and one of the most exciting young players in the league, I still found him deserving of this list. He is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and 103.7 yards from scrimmage per game in 2019. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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