NFL, Buccaneers will be monitoring pending sexual assault lawsuit against Antonio Brown

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Receiver Antonio Brown can join the Buccaneers after Week Eight. That doesn’t put him in the clear, however.

The league reserves the right to impose further discipline against Brown based on evidence developing during the civil sexual assault lawsuit still pending against Brown. The lawsuit, filed in September 2019 by Britney Taylor, is due to go to trial in December.

“No conclusions have been reached in the ongoing investigation of that matter,” an NFL spokesman told PFT by email on Sunday. “We are monitoring developments and we will evaluate any additional information that we receive that bears upon whether these allegations are supported by sufficient credible evidence to find a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy. If a further violation is found, he would be subject to discipline at that time.”

The trial obviously will generate evidence that could be relevant to the league’s consideration of the case. Brown, per a source with knowledge of the litigation, has not yet testified under oath in a pre-trial deposition. The questioning of Brown, as well as his answers (or non-answers) separately could be relevant to the league’s consideration of the situation.

The Buccaneers also will be paying attention to the case, apparently.

“Let the court system do its job,” Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians told reporters after Sunday’s win over the Raiders, via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com. “If it’s found out to be true, he won’t be with us.”

It may not be found out to be true until after the season ends, given the ever-present possibility of a continuance. Indeed, Brown could be cut for other reasons long before the case is resolved.

As Saints defensive end Cam Jordan told PFT by phone earlier today regarding the prospect of facing Brown and the Buccaneers in Week Nine on Sunday Night Football, “He’s got to get to Week Nine.”

28 responses to “NFL, Buccaneers will be monitoring pending sexual assault lawsuit against Antonio Brown

  1. I’m confused. What was the 8 game suspension for if not for this specific issue, which caused him to be cut and blackballed by the NFL?

  2. This made great weekend headlines in football. But ilets fade it, it’s not going to work out. Give this 2 weeks.

  3. He is going to push the Court Date into the offseason now he is employed and the Judge will grant his extension. He is a Nut Job and doesn’t deserve another shot in the NFL on how he acted but I’m glad he didn’t settle with the civil case.If she is being money hungry fight back and before I get a thumbs down why he hasn’t been arrested and prosecuted.

  4. why on earth would the NFL allow someone with a pending sexual assault charge back in the league? oh thats right they also allow woman, children and animal abusers so why not this?

    adrian Peterson
    frank Clark
    Kareem hunt
    tyreke hill
    dalvin cook
    zeke elliot

    and the list goes on……

    all should be banned…..

  5. The trial will probably be delayed until after the season. Then, if AB is smart, he will probably make a settlement with the client and that’d be the end of it. However, it’s AB so he’ll likely make the poorest choice possible.

  6. When the case gets dismissed then what? Does the league cut him a check for time missed, and game checks missed due to the leagues inability to allow people to maintain their employment until they’re actually convicted of something? It’s time for change I hope the players are smart enough to have the right representation during the next CBA negotiations

  7. Brown needs to make a settlement. If he doesn’t, this is going to get dragged out, and it’s going to be tedious for all parties in the end. Trust me when I say that there are worse human beings currently in the league right now, like what someone listed above.

  8. touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Why was he forced to be cut in NE last year?

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    He failed to disclose the sexual assault case to the Patriots, and then he sent the threatening texts. I don’t think anybody forced the Patriots to cut him.

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    thevoice0freason says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I’m confused. What was the 8 game suspension for if not for this specific issue, which caused him to be cut and blackballed by the NFL?

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    The 8-game suspension is for the whole moving company insanity.

  9. Do any of you even realize hes not facing any charges ? This is a civil trial meaning the city and DA did not bring charges why ? Because there is no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to prove he did any of this.

  10. I’m surprised they let him serve his suspension before he was technically in the NFL (or at least on an NFL team)

  11. Being a Steeler fan, I can’t believe how well Mike T managed this fool. Bruce and Tom are in for a lot of drama that will likely blow up the team.

  12. Do any of you even realize hes not facing any charges ? This is a civil trial meaning the city and DA did not bring charges why ? Because there is no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to prove he did any of this.

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    Even if it’s a civil case, if he’s found guilty it’s still a violation of the personal conduct policy and he’s in line for some type of discipline.

  13. Brown has always been about Brown. When I hear a former coach like Jimmy Johnson say he wouldn’t have gone near Brown, that’s all I need to know.
    I also heard former GM Pat Kirwan say he brought in a few guys who had similar issues as Brown when he was a GM and he said the one thing he didn’t plan on was how it affected guys in the locker room. He said it was far worse than he had imagined it would be.

  14. Unless there is a bold admission against interest by AB on the stand, I highly doubt the NFL will take any punitive action UNTIL a verdict is reached by the judge or jury.

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