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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Offensive lineman Trent Brown left the New England Patriots in March 2019 to sign a record contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Around that same time, he committed the first of several acts of domestic violence against Diorra Marzette-Sanders, according to ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio, who shared the details of a lawsuit filed by Marzette-Sanders on Monday in a California civil court.

According to the lawsuit, Brown "grabbed" Marzette-Sanders' face and "covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn’t breathe" during an incident in March 2019.

The lawsuit alleges Brown turned violent against Marzette-Sanders again in April and a third time in June, and that the 26-year-old has left her "bruised, bloodied and battered" on several occasions.

On one of those occasions, per the lawsuit, Brown told Marzette-Sanders he'd "shoot yo ass in the f–king head" when she threatened to leave with her son.

Per Florio, the NFL is expected to investigate these allegations as it did with ex-Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape and sexual assault last month.

Trent Brown spent the 2018 season in New England and won a Super Bowl as the team's starting left tackle before signing a four-year, $66 million contract with Oakland in March.

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Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Could Rob Gronkowski rub it in a little more?

In the morning, Gronk's "big announcement" was that he'll be going to the Super Bowl - not with the Patriots, but as the host of "Gronk Beach" in Miami, the site of SB54. Thus ends the comeback, at least for this season.

He later joked that Pats were just "missing some 6-6, 260 [pound] guy...They're missing that guy for sure."

To top it all off, at night, Gronk donned Lakers purple and gold and was part of a halftime dance show with the Laker Girls at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where New England's least favorite NBA team was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Gronk showed off his moves with talk show host James Corden and tennis great Venus Williams.

Enjoy your retirement, big guy. Think he'll stick around and rock some Celtics green Wednesday night at Staples when the C's face the Clippers? 

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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