Patriots

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Antonio Brown's accuser is planning to meet with the NFL next week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brown, 31, the wide receiver signed by the Patriots on Saturday after his release by the Oakland Raiders, was accused of rape and sexual assault Tuesday night in a civil lawsuit filed by his former trainer, Britney Taylor, in Florida. Brown has denied the allegations via his lawyer and reportedly plans to countersue Taylor.

The NFL "will give serious consideration" to placing Brown on paid leave by putting him on the commissioner's exempt list, the Washington Post's Mark Maske reported Wednesday morning.

The Patriots said in a statement Tuesday they're aware of the lawsuit and the league's plans to investigate.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Brown will practice Wednesday, but said as far as Brown playing Sunday against the Dolphins in Miami "we're taking it one day at a time." He referred other questions to the team's statement and wouldn't elaborate on Brown's status beyond Wednesday practice. 

 

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