Antonio Brown Countersues Rape Accuser; Patriots Mull Re-Signing Him

November 22, 2019

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Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is countersuing Britney Taylor, the woman who accused him of raping her in 2018, TMZ reports. In court documents, Brown's attorney states, "Brown did not rape Taylor, nor did he exert physical force upon Taylor. Taylor and Brown had a consensual sexual intercourse on May 20, 2018," and claims that Taylor was willing participant in sex "at all times." Brown also says he and Taylor had a sexual relationship for years, and that he has proof in the form of video where they were "filmed in romantic and sexually suggestive positions and situations, wherein consent is evident." The suit contends that Taylor "all but ruined Brown's career," and is suing her for defamation. Taylor's attorney responded to the suit, saying "Ms. Taylor will not be bullied and remains steadfast in holding Defendant Brown accountable." In related news, Yardbarker reports that the Patriots have reportedly discussed re-signing Brown, after letting him go back in September after just one game. Ex-NFL star and current sports radio personality Christian Fauria was quoted in a tweet about the possible re-signing: "I think they have kicked the tires...I know there have been discussions. That's for sure."

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