Antonio Brown Won’t Face Criminal Charges For Two Allegations In Lawsuit


September 18, 2019

Antonio Brown will not face criminal charges for two sexual assault allegations levied against him in a civil lawsuit last week.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday in a statement to NFL Media it will not investigate an incident that allegedly took place within its jurisdiction because the two-year statute of limitations for such offenses has expired.

“Our office, along with the Allegheny County Police Department, made contact with counsel for the plaintiff in the federal lawsuit involving Antonio Brown,” the statement read. “Procedurally, it appears there is a statute of limitations issue in moving forward with any inquiry involving the Allegheny County allegation mentioned in the lawsuit.”

Britney Taylor, Brown’s former trainer, accused Brown of exposing his genitals to her and kissing her without consent while the two were at the wide receiver’s Pittsburgh-area home in June 2017.

Brown also will not face charges stemming from an allegation of sexual assault that took place in Florida in June 2017, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

“Those investigations are not going to continue because there is a statute of limitations on the first charge against Antonio Brown and then also on the second charge in Hollywood, Florida,” Rapoport reported. “That means at the very least, he will not be charged criminally with the first two incidents alleged in that lawsuit.”

Taylor also accused Brown of forcibly raping her at his Miami-area residence in May 2018. It’s unclear whether this allegation will be subject to a criminal investigation. Taylor reportedly met with NFL investigators for 10 hours on Monday.

Brown, who has denied all allegations, made his New England Patriots debut this past weekend against the Miami Dolphins and is expected to be eligible for Sunday’s matchup with the New England Patriots.

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