Antonio Brown, ex-trainer settle sexual assault lawsuit
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Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has reached a settlement with Britney Taylor, his former personal trainer who was suing him for sexual assault.

Terms of the settlement can't be disclosed, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.

"Antonio and Britney have been friends for over a decade," their attorneys said Wednesday in a joint statement. "Several years ago they almost became business partners. Recently, they were involved in aggressive litigation.

"Having reflected on their relationship, both feel that the time has come to move on. Antonio is grateful for Britney's excellent training assistance. They are pleased that Antonio is doing so well with the Bucs and has a ring. Their dispute is resolved and they wish each other continued success."

Taylor filed the lawsuit against Brown in September 2019, saying he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions. Their civil trial was scheduled to begin in December 2021 following various delays.

The NFL suspended Brown for eight weeks in 2020, citing multiple violations of its personal conduct policy. Brown was involved in several other off-field incidents in 2019, but the league didn't publicly specify what led to his punishment.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him at the end of his ban, and he went on to contribute to their championship run. The 32-year-old caught four regular-season touchdown passes and two more in the playoffs, including one during Super Bowl LV versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown made seven Pro Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers between 2010 and 2018, establishing himself as one of the game's all-time great wide receivers. He logged short stints with the then-Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots in 2019 before the sexual assault lawsuit temporarily halted his career.

Antonio Brown, ex-trainer settle sexual assault lawsuit
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