Sep 15, 2019 - Sports

NFL will meet Antonio Brown's accuser

 Wide Receiver Antonio Brown warms up prior to a game.

Antonio Brown. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

NFL investigators on Monday will meet with Britney Taylor, Antonio Brown's former trainer who accused the wide receiver of raping and sexually assaulting her 3 times throughout 2017 and 2018, according to the Boston Globe.

Why it matters: The NFL allowed Brown to play in the Patriots’ Week 2 game at Miami on Sunday, but he may not be field-eligible if the football association opens an investigation after the meeting.

Context: Taylor filed the accusation against Brown in the Southern District of Florida on Sept. 10, and Brown has denied the allegations.

What they're saying: Taylor said she will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies when she filed the accusation.

  • Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, said Brown and Taylor had “a consensual personal relationship” and that Brown is considering countersuing, according to AP.

What's next: If the NFL opens an investigation, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will decide whether Brown continues to play as the investigation proceeds.

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