Antonio Brown dropped by helmet company
Outside of the millions he got to join the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown’s biggest win of the season was turning a bizarre and protracted helmet grievance fight into a financial windfall.
That deal just fell through.
Helmet manufacturer Xenith has decided to drop Brown following the emergence of a sexual assault lawsuit against the Pro Bowl wide receiver, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
It was reported earlier Friday that Brown would avoid the commissioner’s exempt list and be cleared to play in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. As it turns out, he’ll have to proceed with a new helmet.
The allegations facing Antonio Brown
The move comes three days after Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against Brown accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three different occasions between 2017 and 2018, culminating in him allegedly forcibly raping her in his Miami home.
The lawsuit includes screencaps of text messages appearing to show Brown profanely bragging about one incident in which allegedly masturbated onto her back while she was watching a church service on her iPad. Brown has denied all allegations, and is reportedly considering a counter-suit for civil extortion.
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