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Antonio Brown Accused of Rape in a Lawsuit

Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots, the most prominent receiver in the N.F.L., has been accused of raping a woman who worked as his trainer, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.

The lawsuit says that Brown — in three separate incidents, two in June 2017 and another in May 2018 — sexually assaulted a woman named Britney Taylor, a gymnast whom he met while they were attending Central Michigan together and whom he later hired as a trainer.

The lawsuit was filed one day after Brown, 31, became a Patriot following a series of conflicts that prompted the Oakland Raiders to release him last week.