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Why Antonio Brown won't face criminal charges from Allegheny County DA

Why Antonio Brown won't face criminal charges from Allegheny County DA

Antonio Brown still could face repercussions from the civil lawsuit filed against him, but they won't come from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office in Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny County DA recently contacted the lawyer of Britney Taylor, Brown's former trainer who accused the New England Patriots wide receiver of rape and sexual assault on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler noted the DA's office intended to investigate Taylor's allegations, but the DA told NFL Network in a statement Wednesday that her allegations come with a two-year statute of limitations.

Since two of the alleged incidents Taylor described occurred in 2017, it means the DA cannot pursue criminal charges against Brown for those allegations, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport explained.

One of the incidents that led to Taylor's allegations happened in Pittsburgh, which is in Allegheny County. That means the DA potentially could have looked into legal action against the ex-Steelers wide receiver had they acted sooner.

For now, the civil lawsuit involving Brown and Taylor is being handled in the Southern District of Florida by federal judge Rodney Smith.

The NFL also met with Taylor on Monday and is looking into disciplinary action against Brown, although the Patriots wideout remains eligible to play as his complicated case gets worked out.

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Marquis Flowers, Sterling Moore, Sealver Siliga among ex-Patriots taken in XFL draft

Marquis Flowers, Sterling Moore, Sealver Siliga among ex-Patriots taken in XFL draft

Former Patriots linebacker Marquis Flowers, ex-Pats Sterling Moore, a cornerback, and Sealver Siliga, a defensive tackle, were among the players with New England ties selected in the XFL draft.

The spring football league that played one season in 2001 is being rebooted and will begin play in February with eight teams. Its two-day draft concluded Wednesday.

Players were picked in five phases of the draft in the following order: skill position, offensive line, defensive front seven and defensive backs. An open portion concluded the draft.

Flowers, 27, who played for the Patriots in 2017, was selected with the Dallas Renegades' second pick of the open portion.

Siliga, 29, a Patriot from 2012-15, also went to Dallas with their second pick of the front seven phase.

Moore, 29, known for stripping the ball from Baltimore Ravens receiver Lee Evans in the end zone and denying what would've been a winning touchdown catch in the Pats' 2011 AFC Championship Game victory, was picked by the Seattle Dragons in the defensive back phase.

Other notable ex-Patriots, defensive end Kony Ealy, acquired in a trade by New England in 2017 but cut that summer in training camp, was the first pick of the Houston Roughnecks in the open phase. Running back Ralph Webb, an undrafted free agent who had a strong preseason opener in 2018 before being cut, was the first pick of the Tampa Bay Vipers in the open phase and linebacker Scooby Wright, who played for the Patriots this past preseason and was cut from their practice squad Oct. 1, was chosen by the DC Defenders in the front-seven phase. 

Former Boston College running back Andre Williams was selected by Houston in the skill position phase.

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Former Patriot and current Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown was sued by his ex-girlfriend for domestic violence, and he responded to the allegations with a statement via Twitter on Wednesday.

“I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me,” Brown tweeted. “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.”

The disturbing acts Brown is being accused of allegedly took place over the spring and summer of this year. After helping the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title, the 26-year-old signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Raiders in March.

The NFL is expected to investigate the civil allegations just as it investigated Antonio Brown's, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

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