Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown, who signed a record deal for an offensive lineman in free agency this past offseason, has been accused of domestic violence in a civil lawsuit.
The lawsuit, which was reported by TMZ and Pro Football Talk, claims that Brown threatened the mother of his nine-month-old child and also was physically abusive on multiple occasions. The lawsuit was filed in California, PFT said.
TMZ said in the lawsuit the woman claimed Brown slapped her at a restaurant in 2018, leaving “her mouth bloody and face bruised.” There are three other accusations of physical abuse from this year in the lawsuit, TMZ said, including one in which the woman claimed Brown was “choking her out until she couldn't breathe.”
According to TMZ the woman said she called the police and filed a report in June of 2019 after she said Brown slapped her during an argument over breakfast. There was another incident reported by TMZ via the lawsuit in which “Brown slapped her in the face and punched her ribs.” Brown is listed at 6-foot-8, 380 pounds.
The woman also claimed in the lawsuit that Brown once told her, "I'll shoot yo a-- in the f---ng head before you walk out the door with my son,” TMZ reported.
Brown denied the allegations on social media Wednesday afternoon.
I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me. I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear my name. I will not be making any further comment at this time.
— Trent Brown (@Trent) October 16, 2019
Over the past few years, Raiders owner Mark Davis has said he has zero tolerance for domestic violence.
Brown was a starter for the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl championship team last year. This offseason, minutes after free agency began, Brown agreed to a four-year, $66 million deal with the Raiders that included $36.25 million guaranteed. It was the most for an offensive lineman in NFL history.
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