The ID card misspelled Brown’s first name to “Antoino.”
Brown was cut by the Patriots last month after spending just 11 days on the roster and appearing in just one game, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 43-0 win over the Dolphins back on September 15. Brown was cut the following week, just three days after a civil suit was filed against him alleging instances of sexual assault.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still has his eye on Brown. Brady commented on one of Brown’s Instagram posts on Friday which showed the wide receiver doing drills.
“Making it look easy,” Brady wrote.
The duo showed incredible chemistry together in their one appearance together on the field.
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Brown’s Legal Troubles
On September 10, the New York Times reported Brown was accused of sexual assault and rape. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida.
Here are the details of the lawsuit, per the New York Times:
The lawsuit says that Brown — in three separate incidents, two in June 2017 and another in May 2018 — sexually assaulted a woman named Britney Taylor, a gymnast whom he met while they were attending Central Michigan together and whom he later hired as a trainer.
According to the lawsuit, Brown sexually assaulted Taylor twice during training sessions in June 2017. First, he exposed himself and kissed her without her permission, the lawsuit says. Later that month, the lawsuit says, while she was watching a television program at his home, Brown started masturbating behind her and ejaculated on her back. Brown bragged about the incident in profane text messages that are copied in the lawsuit.
Taylor ended her working relationship with Brown, the lawsuit says, but several months later, when he contacted her to apologize, she relented. She was, according to the lawsuit, “swayed by his assurance that he would cease any sexual advances.”
After Brown was cut by the Patriots, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, released a statement on Twitter on Antonio’s behalf.
“It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon,” Rosenhaus said.
Brown is still awaiting official word from the NFL on the findings of their independent investigation and whether or not he is still eligible to sign with a team. Brown is currently a free agent.
Patriots Move On
New England’s wide receiver depth chart has been in flux all season. Earlier this week the team released Josh Gordon. Last week the Patriots sent a second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
First-round pick N’Keal Harry is also on the mend. The wide receiver will return to the active roster once fully healthy.
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