Antonio Brown Practices With Patriots for First Time

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs a pattern during warmups before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Investors Group Field.

In the lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by ESPN, Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, accuses the newly signed Patriots receiver of sexually assaulting her on three separate occasions, in 2017 (while in the Pittsburgh area) and 2018 (twice in the Miami area).

Despite being the subject of controversy, Brown was a participant in Wednesday's practice donning a temporary No. 1 jersey.

Brown may be placed on the commissioner's exempt list as the league does so, according to The Post.

Drew Rosenhaus, Brown's agent, told ESPN on Wednesday that he and his client were "anticipating this possibility" that a lawsuit would be filed, but he declined to say whether the Patriots knew of the looming lawsuit before signing Brown.

He offers a hypothetical rebuttal from Taylor's legal team, suggesting that Brown could enjoy bias or favoritism from law enforcement because of his status as a celebrity.

"I'm just trying to show up and play football and trying to prepare, " Brady said. "He's been extremely productive". I'm into work. He's into work and our entire offense is into doing what's in the best interest for the team.

"What I want to emphasize to everybody is, please allow the situation to play itself out. Just trying to do the best we can do". New England released a statement regarding the allegations, stating that they do not condone sexual violence or assault.

According to a statement issued by Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, Brown "denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit".

Belichick replied, "we will take it one day at a time".

At one point during the video, he seemed to speak on his sexual assault allegations when he stated, "The devil will try to bring you down when you get closer to your goals".

"The NFL has an investigation to conduct, and I guess the Patriots are going to defer the league", Schefter said, via NESN's Mike Cole. As the investigation gets underway, TMZ Sports caught up with Stephen Jackson to get his take on the matter, and Captain Jack made it clear that he's siding with AB.

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