Antonio Brown has resolved a civil dispute with former trainer Britney Taylor, who in a lawsuit filed in 2019 had accused the wide recipient of sexually assaulting her.
A settlement was reached, however each the arrangement, no conditions can be disclosed, a source told ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
“Antonio and Britney have been friends for more than ten years. A long time ago they nearly became business partners. Lately, they were involved in aggressive litigation. Having reflected in their connection, both believe that the time has come to proceed. Antonio is thankful for Britney’s excellent training help. They are happy that Antonio is doing this well with the Bucs and has a ring. Their dispute is resolved and they want each other great continued success,” attorney David Haas said in a statement.
Brown is now a free agent after playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.
In her suit, Taylor alleged that Brown sexually attacked her on three occasions at 2017 and 2018. Before that suit’s filing, Brown and Taylor had entered into settlement discussions, with sources telling ESPN’s Jeff Darlington in 2019 that Brown failed to sign a $2 million-plus arrangement .
Brown countersued Taylor at 2019 for defamation and interference with his NFL contracts and exemptions.
Brown and Taylor understood each other at Central Michigan before Brown entered the NFL draft in 2010, and also the documents say the two had casual communication from then until 2017.
According to Taylor’s litigation, Brown and she met a Bible study group at the faculty and eventually became friends, then fell out of touch for many years before reconnecting in June 2017, with Brown hiring Taylor, who had been a gymnast in Central Michigan, to assist in his bodily training.
The New England Patriots released Brown in 2019 after the litigation was filed. Brown had joined New England after being released by the Raiders earlier that year but played only one game for the Patriots.
The NFL researched the allegations and suspended Brown to the first eight matches of the 2020 season for many violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
He signed with the Buccaneers last year only before their Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints. Brown, 32, led the Bucs in getting targets over the last five months of the regular year and did not record one drop in 2020.
Brown spent the first nine seasons of his career with all the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a seven-time Pro Bowl choice and four-time first-team All-Pro.