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The NFL is considering placing Antonio Brown on paid leave after he was accused of rape and sexual assault by his former trainer, according to The Washington Post.

The New England Patriots wide receiver has denied the accusations through his attorney, but could be placed on the NFL commissioner’s exempt list while the case remains open.
“We are reviewing the matter,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Post.
If Brown is placed on the list, it means he will have to wait to make his debut with the New England Patriots, the team he joined on Saturday just hours after being cut by the Oakland Raiders.

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The NFL is considering placing Antonio Brown on paid leave after he was accused of rape and sexual assault, according to The Washington Post.

A federal lawsuit filed on Monday in the Southern District of Florida accused Brown of exploiting, sexually assaulting, and raping his former trainer Britney Taylor on numerous occasions between June 2017 and May 2018.

Brown has denied the accusations through his attorney. However, according to the Post, he could be placed on the NFL commissioner’s “exempt list” whilst the case remains open. The Post cited “multiple people familiar with the situation.”

While on paid leave, players are not permitted to attend games or practice, meaning the wide receiver would have to wait to make his New England Patriots debut.

“We are reviewing the matter,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Post without further comment.

Another source told the Post that placing Brown on the exempt list is “possible” and something that the NFL is “going to have to focus on.”

The league is investigating the allegations, with NFL representatives planning to meet with Britney Taylor next week.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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