What to Know
- Britney Taylor, the woman accusing Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of raping her last year, was expected to meet with NFL Monday.
- Taylor, Brown's former trainer, filed a federal lawsuit against the Patriots player, accusing him of rape and sexual assault.
- Brown, who has denied the allegations by his former trainer, made his debut with the Patriots Sunday.
Britney Taylor, the woman accusing New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of raping her last year, was expected to meet with National Football League investigators on Monday, a day after the star athlete made his debut with the Super Bowl champions.
Taylor, Brown's former trainer, last week filed a federal lawsuit against the new Patriots player, alleging he exposed himself and sexually assaulted her. The complaint states the alleged incidents happened in 2017 and 2018.
ESPN reported Sunday that Taylor and Brown had discussed a $2 million settlement in April, but the football player refused to sign a deal. Authorities told NBC News they have no record Taylor filed a complaint and no criminal charges are being pursued.
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The 31-year-old athlete has denied the allegations and a lawyer for Brown said any sexual encounters between the two were consensual.
Brown is expected to meet with NFL investigators as early as this week.
The star wide receiver made a big splash in his Patriots debut, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady late in the first half at Miami. Brown celebrated by leaping into the first row of the stands.
He led the Patriots with four catches for 56 yards at halftime, and they were ahead 13-0.
Brown suited up wearing No. 17 after he wasn't placed on the commissioner's exempt list.
No criminal charges have been filed and the NFL hasn't fully developed its investigation, so Brown was able to play for the Patriots, who acquired him after him requested and got his release from Oakland.
Players on the exempt list can't play in games or practice with a team but are still paid. A player can be placed on the exempt list at any point.