Antonio Brown seeks delay in sexual assault civil trial

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Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown hopes to ensure that his last remaining legal complication doesn’t complicate his return to the NFL.

Via attorney Daniel Wallach, Brown has filed a request for a status conference in the pending civil lawsuit alleging that he committed sexual assault and rape.

The case currently is set to proceed during a two-week trial docket commencing on December 7, 2020. Browns objects in his Monday filing to any part of the jury trial happening virtually.

He specifically seeks a conference aimed at discussing whether an in-person jury trial can happen on the current trial docket in light of the pandemic and, if so, the processes, procedures, and safeguards that will be in place.

Brown’s lawyers also point out that, if the plaintiff waives her right to a jury trial, he would not object to a virtual trial to be conducted by a judge.

“The requested extension is not made for the purposes of delay or any other improper purpose,” Brown’s lawyers assert.

The two-page document makes it clear that pre-trial deposition testimony has not yet been collected from Brown or her witnesses. (PFT previously has reported that Brown has yet to testify in a deposition setting.)

Regardless of the details and the specific words used by Brown’s lawyer, it’s clear that he wants the trial date to be delayed. Although the request may arise exclusively from the intersection of the pandemic and the legal system, any delay past the end of the NFL season benefits Brown.

23 responses to “Antonio Brown seeks delay in sexual assault civil trial

  1. An attempt to game the system. The NFL should not allow this habitual offender to play games with their discipline protocol.

    Place him on the exempt list till this is over.

  2. I’m confident I would want to have my trial held in person & not virtually. I am not sure it is at all fair to do it virtually for a Judge only trial, much less one for a Jury.

  3. I’m sorry but given this guy’s history (including his latest from June of THIS year) he needs to be banned indefinitely. The things he has done are far worse than anything Mike Vick ever did (and I am a dog lover) and way, way FAR FAR worse than anything Kaepernick has ever done. Yet the NFL allows him back!

  4. Just go aw away already, AB!!!!
    Was soooooooo nice not hearing or reading anything about this guy…..I knew it was too good to last though…..sigh

  5. Of course he does, he’s guilty. If he was innocent he’d want it over and done with as quick as possible. I know I would.

  6. Google, “Antonio Brown rant in the street” and try to convince yourself that this man deserves to play in the NFL with all their civil conduct policies!

  7. Don’t ever expect integrity from the nfl. As long as their isn’t video evidence (that the nfl knows about) they will let anyone play. Antonio Brown should of been kicked out of the league awhile ago.

  8. He needs psychological help. Hopefully he has been getting it. We will see in a few weeks. This man, for all his talent, is as big a cancer on the last teams for whom he played.

  9. Can you imagine if he is found guilty and creepy Brady had him at his house again and Goodell has egg all over his face again like Ray Rice, Hunt, Frank Clark and Tyreek Hill?

    He does things like this strictly for financial gain.

  10. He specifically seeks a conference aimed at discussing whether an in-person jury trial can happen on the current trial docket in light of the pandemic and, if so, the processes, procedures, and safeguards that will be in place.

    Yet he’s perfectly okay with stepping onto a playing field with 21 other players not wearing a mask.

  11. Sounds like a big tactical error. He needs to stop fighting everything, it just drags it out.

    Settle out of court. Pay a bunch of money. Move on. Otherwise you’ll never escape it.

  12. “We will see if the judge is corrupt and allows this “continuance””
    ___________

    Continuances are granted all of the time for non-nefarious reasons. Many times cases are continued with the agreement of the parties. Most courts stack several cases for trial on a single day, knowing that most cases will settle. If more than one case doesn’t settle someone’s trial date is getting bumped.

    If you want cases to proceed on their original trial dates you need to spend a lot more money on additional judges and courtrooms.

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