A date has finally been set.
The National Football League will formally meet with Britney Taylor, the former trainer who has filed a civil suit against Patriots WR Antonio Brown for sexual assault and rape, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Given the nature of the allegations, the league wants to ramp up its investigation to determine if they will take any action against Brown.
“Sources have said that neither the Patriots, nor the NFL, knew of the coming charges against Brown prior to his signing in New England. Had the team known, one person familiar with the situation said, owner Robert Kraft would not have signed off on the signing.”
Brown and Taylor engaged in confidential settlement talks for months before the latter filed the civil suit.
The lawsuit also claims that rookie NFL player was actually present at the house at the time of the alleged rape, so he will be compelled to meet with NFL investigators.
The 31-year-old is expected to be out on the field for the Patriots when they take on the Miami Dolphins.