Star NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons over the last month.
After a former trainer came forward and charged Brown with sexual assault last week, another woman has come out and also accused Brown of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Antonio Brown has garnered a negative reputation across the country for his actions in the NFL. Known for his selfish behavior, he hasn’t made a whole lot of friends in his nearly decade-long professional career.
His demeanor comes from a place of arrogance and a complete lack of accountability. So the recent accusations that he has acted inappropriately towards women aren’t extremely shocking.
The second accuser to step forward in recent weeks, an artist Brown had hired to paint a mural at his house in 2017, said he approached her with nothing but a small towel covering himself.
Brown’s first accuser’s allegations are much more serious. She had been Brown’s personal trainer and claims he raped her three times during the period between 2017 and 2018. She recently had a 10-hour meeting with the NFL to discuss her accusations.
No Criminal Case
As of right now, neither accuser seems to have the evidence necessary to build a viable criminal case against Brown.
Brown’s lawyer tweeted in response to the claims that “Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities. There will be no further comment at this time.”
The first accuser, Britney Taylor, alleges that Brown assaulted her multiple times, yet she spent over a year working as his trainer.
Instead of going to the police when he allegedly raped her, she remained silent.
If Taylor was in fact raped by Brown, it would have been wise to take the matter to law enforcement, both for her safety and to preserve the integrity of any future criminal case. Now over a year after the events occurred, evidence is elusive. If Brown is indeed guilty of these offenses, he may well walk free and continue to be a danger to other people.
The unnamed artist has thus far declined to press charges against Brown, and Taylor has opted to file a civil lawsuit against him.