SJ - January 23, 2021
An arbitrator has ordered Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown to pay his rape accuser $100,000 for violating the confidentiality agreement the entered in an attempt to settle the case.
Britney Taylor accused AB of violating the agreement multiple times. The arbitrator did find that he violated the terms of the agreement. Brown will of course fight the ruling.
From TMZ Sports:
Here's the deal ... Brown was sued by Britney Taylor back in 2019 after she alleged he sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, including a violent rape in 2018.
Shortly after filing the lawsuit, Brown and Taylor entered into a confidentiality agreement -- hoping it would help both sides in the process of settlement talks.
But, in new legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Taylor alleges Brown violated the agreement multiple times over the past year and half -- and she asked an independent arbitrator to award her some serious cash over it all.
In the docs, an arbitrator found Brown DID violate the agreement one time ... saying when the 32-year-old posted a screenshot of a direct message from a person talking to him about the case in 2019, it breached the agreement.
The arbitrator ordered Brown to pay Taylor $100K for the violation.
Brown has been on his best behavior in Tampa Bay this season, but this whole thing is a reminder that he still has some wild shit going on in his personal life.
It's crazy to think that he could play in a Super Bowl, although he'll miss the NFC Championship game, with all of this still playing out.