Trent Brown sued for domestic violence

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Raiders tackle Trent Brown, who signed a record contract earlier this year, has been sued in California for domestic violence.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in a California civil court on behalf of Diorra Marzette-Sanders, makes various accusations against Brown, the most serious of which are that Brown “slapped the Plaintiff across the face leaving her mouth bloody and her face bruised,” that he has “bruised, bloodied and battered” her on multiple occasions, and that he threatened to “shoot yo ass in the f–king head” when she threatened at one point to leave with their son.

The lawsuit alleges that, in March 2019, Brown “grabbed her face and covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn’t breathe,” leaving “a ring of bruises around her neck.” The lawsuit also alleges that, in April 2019, Brown “grabbed Plaintiff’s arm, took her into a room, locked the door, slapped her across the face and punched her in the ribs” while the couple was vacationing in Hawaii. In June 2019, Brown allegedly slapped Marzette-Sanders in the face, resulting in police being called to the scene and a police report being filed.

The plaintiff is represented by Waukeen McCoy, a San Francisco lawyer who also is an NFLPA-certified contract advisor.

The NFL presumably will investigate these allegations, as they are doing regarding the civil allegations made last month against free-agent receiver Antonio Brown. Trent Brown will, like Antonio Brown, be subject to potential discipline if the league concludes that domestic violence occurred.

54 responses to “Trent Brown sued for domestic violence

  1. There is never a reason to lay hands on a woman.
    That said why didn’t she press charges instead of sueing. I see a money grab

  2. Sounds like another guy who just doesn’t get it. 6 ft 5 and 300+ pounds hitting a woman. Real man here. Good riddance for the rest of the season and hopefully longer.

  3. How many more of these do we have to read about before the NFL adopts a zero tolerance policy? Conduct like this should void contracts.

  4. Geez louise….

    Crazy to think he might have done a lot of that before the Raiders paid him big bucks.

  5. Man, my blood boils when I read that stuff. If it’s true I wouldn’t care if he got a lifetime ban.

  6. If all of these allegations are true he better get suspended. Zeke got 6 games for bogus allegations where there was no evidence compared to this animal.

  7. Mark Davis has a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence due to the murder of Fred Biletnikoff’s daughter by her boyfriend. This is where the rubber meets the road for that policy, easy to enforce on marginal players but Brown is one of the MVPs of the team this year.

  8. madderstork says:
    October 16, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Mark Davis has a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence due to the murder of Fred Biletnikoff’s daughter by her boyfriend.

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    Al Davis fired their current offensive line coach for multiple domestic accusations. So Mark evidently doesn’t have a zero tolerance policy.

  9. I don’t know who is doing worse with their choices: teams at picking players, or people picking romantic partners.

    If you’re too incompetent to properly assess a partner, at least hold off on having children until time has shown you who you’re dealing with.

    No one deserves abuse, but it’s the child I feel sorry for in these cases, suffering for the choices of dumb adults.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Wow. The Raiders sure can pick em.

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    Played for the Patriots last year and was offered a substantial long term contract this offseason by New England.

  11. I am curious to see the faux outrage that will get directed at the Pats since he was on the team last year. Also want to see all the AB haters post all over here about Trrent Brown. I am sure it will not happen because he is not on the Pats.

  12. So a civil suit instead of a criminal investigation, for me always leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

    If i was a victim of any kind of violence, yeah I’d want some compensation but more than that i’d want the perpetrator’s a$$ in jail.

    I’d be taking photos and the calling the cops every time as soon as the situation provides the opportunity.

    At least as reported by Florio on one occasion police were called, that’ll help the NFL investigation and depending on what’s in the report at least adds a bit of legitimacy to the accusations instead of the appearance of a cash grab nuisance suit.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Wow. The Raiders sure can pick em.
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    He played for the Pats last year- Way to go fake Pats fan. Proving it with every post!

    I always prefer to wait for real details, preferably from Police in these cases, and not rely on “facts” given out by the attorney who is suing him!

  14. sigbouncer says:
    October 16, 2019 at 8:53 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Wow. The Raiders sure can pick em.

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    Played for the Patriots last year and was offered a substantial long term contract this offseason by New England.

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    Left NE, got the big contract and then did this. Happened under the Raiders watch and was drafted by SF.

    BB got in and got out. Period.

  15. SWFLPC.INC says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:04 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 7:54 am
    Wow. The Raiders sure can pick em.

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    Didn’t NE offer him a contract this season Ty?

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    Offer him a contract?

    Absolutely not. Wynn was drafted as insurance in case Brown played well and NE won the SB on the last year of his rookie deal.

    BB did it again, basically.

    lol

  16. He played for the Pats last year on a 1 year contract and as somewhat of a reclamation project from the 49ers. He served as the starting left tackle for the Pats beautifully (Dante Scarnecia’s coaching???) and as a result massively increased his market value going into his free agency which he cashed in on with the Raiders. The Pats only needed him last year because of a year long injury to their #1 draft pick left tackle Isaiah Wynn….just to get the history correct. Look, if there is no history of bad behavior in the guys past, how can a team be faulted for signing him? That goes for the 49ers, the Pats and the Raiders.

  17. The league has to figure out how to respond to civil suits that allege violent crimes have taken place. It’s difficult. The exempt list is sensible when charges have been filed, because there is an end point that will determine guilt or innocence. In a civil suit that will never be clear. The end result could be a settlement and a NDA regardless of innocence or guilt.

  18. backindasaddle says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:46 am
    He played for the Pats last year on a 1 year contract and as somewhat of a reclamation project from the 49ers. He served as the starting left tackle for the Pats beautifully (Dante Scarnecia’s coaching???) and as a result massively increased his market value going into his free agency which he cashed in on with the Raiders. The Pats only needed him last year because of a year long injury to their #1 draft pick left tackle Isaiah Wynn….just to get the history correct. Look, if there is no history of bad behavior in the guys past, how can a team be faulted for signing him? That goes for the 49ers, the Pats and the Raiders.

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    Exactly. But, people will claim it’s JUST the Pats.

    That’s my point. When, in the end, BB played the odds well again and is investing long term in a well-vetted draft pick in Rd 1, as opposed to overpaying in FA.

    Chess vs checkers.

  19. chicagoraiderfan says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:39 am
    I hope this isn’t true but if it is will gladly celebrate him railroaded out of the league. Meanwhile, Tyreek Hill……

    28 4 Rate This

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    Goodell cheats in many different ways..

  20. So what we are seeing is that of all the big name signings by the Raiders coming into this season, Ricky Incognito is the wholsome, “nice-guy” of the group?
    Yikes!

  21. The Niners traded this guy to the Pats for a 3rd round draft pick (not a lot for a starting left tackle). Then the Pats didn’t want him back after winning the Superbowl with him. Then Jon Gruden…….. well, he made him the highest-paid free agent tackle in the history of the NFL.

  22. .

    tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Left NE, got the big contract and then did this. Happened under the Raiders watch and was drafted by SF.

    BB got in and got out. Period.

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    New England offered Trent Brown a substantial long term contract but were outbid by Raiders. So Belichick didn’t really get in and out, they wanted Trent long term.

    You want to reference under whose watch it happened under? Then let’s talk the other Brown your Pats signed after we dumped him. Whose watch did AB send the threatening text messages to the artist girl under?

    If you guessed BB’s watch you are correct.

  23. Because he is with the Raiders, he will be suspended regardless of the outcome. If he were with the Chiefs, he would get a contract extension.

  24. PrincePaul says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:14 am
    The Niners traded this guy to the Pats for a 3rd round draft pick (not a lot for a starting left tackle). Then the Pats didn’t want him back after winning the Superbowl with him. Then Jon Gruden…….. well, he made him the highest-paid free agent tackle in the history of the NFL.

    Umm the Pats did want him but were outbid by the Raiders. Since getting paid he’s done nothing but anchor the right side of one of the best offensive lines in the league. All that being said if the allegations are true I hope he never plays another down in the league.

  25. sigbouncer says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Left NE, got the big contract and then did this. Happened under the Raiders watch and was drafted by SF.

    BB got in and got out. Period.

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    New England offered Trent Brown a substantial long term contract but were outbid by Raiders. So Belichick didn’t really get in and out, they wanted Trent long term.

    You want to reference under whose watch it happened under? Then let’s talk the other Brown your Pats signed after we dumped him. Whose watch did AB send the threatening text messages to the artist girl under?

    If you guessed BB’s watch you are correct.

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    Umm, no they didn’t. They drafted Wynn last year and he and Wynn were competinug for the starting role.

    Wynn was ALWAYS the long term option under the rookie contract as the #23 overall pick.

    You have no idea what you’re talking about. NE in no way shape or form could have allocated that kind of money to the Tackle spot with Thuney do and Mason being paid what he is already.

    Cannon as well.

    Again, you have no idea what you’re talking about here at all, which is hilarious. If a player is in his last year of a deal at a position of high market value, BB always has someone in the pipeline for leverage.

    Check it out sometime. Your team doesn’t do this. lol

  26. Innocent until proven guilty…. There are several inconsistencies to this that the NFL will need to look at, not the least of which is if the “incidents” happened in March, April and June, why was a lawsuit filed only 2 days ago, long after the time that any bruising evidence would have been faded and if a Police Report was indeed filed after the June incident as was mentioned, why wasn’t Brown arrested at that time? In California, if you have physical evidence of being domestically assaulted (bites, scratches or bruising) the police are bound by law to arrest the aggressor 100% of the time and that certainly would have made the news no? What about the laywer that Diorra Marzette-Sanders selected? Waukeen McCoy, who also “just happens” to be a NFLPA-certified contract advisor is one of the few Domestic Violence lawyers qualified to look at the Raiders Contract with Brown and see what he can possibly pry from it as a settlement for his client. The timing of the filing of this lawsuit is suspicious because it happened after the AB incident and after Brown’s money for 2019 became guaranteed. Hopefully the NFL is smart enough to recognize a shakedown when they investigate one…

  27. tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:32 am

    SWFLPC.INC says:
    October 16, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Didn’t NE offer him a contract this season Ty?

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    Offer him a contract?

    Absolutely not.

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    Research the PFT Peter King report during last years free agency where King reported Belichick and Rosenhaus were up at 4:30am trying to work out a deal to keep Trent Brown in New England.

  28. so his girfriend who has been threatened she would be killed by him, and continues to hang out with him. She also claims she was almost choked to death after this, and then a few weeks later decides to celebrate this event by going to Hawaii with him…. Makes complete sense….

  29. dabears7190 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:10 am
    Antonio Brown, Vontaze Burfict, Trent Brown…… What a nice offseason, Jon! I’m excited about seeing the Raiders on “Hard Knocks” again next year.
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    This from a Bears fan whose defense was beaten down and reduced to rubble by the Raiders O-line.

    That was awesome to watch.

    #bearsaresooverrated

  30. Just when I was going to bet ZaDarious Smith would not blow past the Raiders RT for sacks on three consecutive plays this year. If he did half of what is alleged, cut him loose. Right now these are just allegations that raise way more questions than answers.

  31. tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:44 am

    If a player is in his last year of a deal at a position of high market value, BB always has someone in the pipeline for leverage.

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    You shouldn’t insult Belichick like this. To imply Belichick views a rookie lineman who is making the transition from college guard to NFL left tackle and coming off an achilles tear as “leverage”. This is why Belichick was up at 4:30am during his vacation discussing with Drew Rosenhaus how he could resign Trent Brown before Brown hit the market.

  32. C’mon. Enough with the zero tolerance talk. He is ALLEGED to have engaged in domestic violence. Let’s wait for the facts, just like you would expect if you, a family member, or a friend were accused. Sheesh.

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