Latest on Antonio Brown

     

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, there’s no update on the status of Patriots WR Antonio Brown, meaning he’s still eligible to play Sunday against the Jets. 

Rapoport adds the Allegheny County district attorney inquired with Brown’s accuser, Britney Taylor, about her allegations of sexual assault and rape, however, the two-year statute of limitations has passed, preventing any criminal inquiry. 

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports Brown has not yet been served with the Summons & Complaint for the civil lawsuit being filed by Taylor. That would initiate the clock for Brown’s response and any potential countersuit. 

Per Anderson, Brown also has not been told whether the NFL has expanded its investigation to include the additional accuser in Sports Illustrated’s report this week.

Brown’s camp is aware the NFL player who was at the house at the time of the incident could be interviewed. The NFL met with Taylor on Monday. 

Brown, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract when the Steelers traded him to the Raiders back in March. 

The Raiders later signed Brown to a new contract worth $50.125 million and includes $30.125 million guaranteed. However, Oakland made the decision to release Brown on Saturday, making him an unrestricted free agent and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Patriots. 

In 2018, Brown appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 26 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available.

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