Antonio Brown's agent calls woman’s sexual assault lawsuit 'money grab'

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

Antonio Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in Florida, accusing the former Oakland Raiders wide receiver of raping her.

The next day, Brown's agent appeared on ESPN's "SportsCenter" to address the situation.

"Antonio and I have unfortunately been anticipating this possibility," Drew Rosenhaus said Wednesday. "What I want to emphasize is that Antonio takes these allegations very seriously. He is a loving father of five children, including a daughter. ... I wouldn't be doing this interview if I didn't believe Antonio. These allegations are false. He denies every one of them. I am very confident that his legal team has facts that will prove this."

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Rosenhaus went on to say that Brown would cooperate with the New England Patriots -- his new team -- and the NFL in any investigation.

"Antonio and I both strongly believe that these allegations are very serious," Rosenhaus said. "In no way do we condone any type of illegal conduct and misbehavior. None of that happened here.

"This is a money grab. I'll repeat this: This is a money grab. In my opinion, this is a money grab."

Brown was released by the Raiders on Saturday, prior to the lawsuit being filed. He then agreed to terms with the Patriots later that day.

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Neither Rosenhaus nor coach Bill Belichick would confirm or deny if the Patriots knew about the allegations before the team signed the receiver.

Belichick said Brown would practice with the Patriots on Wednesday, but the coach didn't commit to him playing Sunday against the Dolphins.

Rosenhaus concluded his interview by saying, "This is a civil matter, and this is a proceeding where the accuser is seeking financial gain."

Antonio Brown's agent calls womans sexual assault lawsuit 'money grab' originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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