Jon Gruden directs Antonio Brown questions to Patriots amid rape allegations

Josh Schrock
NBC Sports BayArea

ALAMEDA -- No matter the development in Antonio Brown's life, Raiders coach Jon Gruden has delivered his edict: Ask the New England Patriots

On Tuesday, Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a lawsuit in Florida accusing Brown of rape. In total, the lawsuit claims Brown sexually assaulted Taylor three times. 

The Raiders released Brown on Saturday at his request, and Gruden made it clear he was done talking about No. 84 after the Raiders' 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night. 

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But the question about whether or not the Raiders were aware of the coming lawsuit was thrown Gruden's way Wednesday after practice, and his answer was simple. Ring up the folks at 1 Patriot Place if you want to talk about Antonio Brown. 

"I'm not aware of any more questions," Gruden said. "If you want to ask about him, you can call his employer." 

Gruden obviously hopes that will close the messy but brief Brown era in Oakland, one that was filled with frostbitten feet, helmet grievances, YouTube videos with taped phone calls and a dust-up with general manager Mike Mayock. 

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Brown is the Patriots' problem now. To quote Gruden after the Raiders' win over the Broncos: "Good luck to them." 

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