Antonio Brown reportedly rejected a $2 million-plus settlement offer from his former trainer who said that the NFL All-Pro wide receiver sexually assaulted her on a series of occasions, , ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported on Sunday.
According to Darlington, Brown began settlement discussions with Britney Taylor as early as April and even had a mediation in May.
Brown declined to sign the agreement by last Sunday’s deadline, which led to Tuesdays’ federal lawsuit being filed.
The lawsuit says Brown sexually assaulted Taylor twice during training sessions in June 2017, with the first incident claiming he kissed her without consent and exposed himself.
Later that month, Brown “began masturbating near her without her knowledge and ejaculated on her back” which led to him bragging about it in emails.
The final time came almost a year later where she says Brown “forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her.” Taylor tried to resist him, according to the lawsuit, screaming and shouting “no” and “stop” repeatedly. Brown allegedly refused.