Antonio Brown makes Patriots debut amid controversy

Brown took to the field for the first time since sexual assault allegations surfaced against him the day before his accuser is set to meet with NFL officials.
2:29 | 09/16/19

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Transcript for Antonio Brown makes Patriots debut amid controversy
Now to the NFL. Its star, Antonio brown taking the field for the first time since those sexual assault allegations surfaced against him. Playing with his new team, the patriots, as his accuser prepares to Pete with the league today. Paula Faris is here with nose good morning, Paula. Reporter: Good morning. We have learned that settlement discussions between Antonio brown and his accuser began as early as April. Brown not speaking to reporters after his patriots debut on Sunday instead letting his play do all the talking. End zone, caught by brown. Touchdown. New England. Reporter: The controversy swirling all around superstar wide receiver Antonio brown making a high-flying debut with the new England patriots. Antonio brown, the newest patriot. Reporter: Brown scoring his first touchdown with the reigning super bowl champs less than a week after his former fitness trainer Britney Taylor filed a civil lawsuit accusing brown of rape and sexual assault. This as sources tell ABC news the former lsu gymnast is preparing to meet with the NFL investigators later today. We now know that representatives for brown and Taylor have been discussing a settlement for months. ABC news learning that just days before the lawsuit was filed, brown refused to settle for $2 million. A source also telling ABC news Taylor initially asked for over 10 million. On Friday, the 31-year-old who denies the allegations appeared to address the claims in this video live streamed from Tom Brady's training facility. Stay focused. The devil is going to try to bring you down when you get closer to your goals. Antonio brown. Reporter: On Sunday, brown took the field after the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided not to place the seven-time pro bowler on the commissioner's exempt list. The NFL's version of paid leave. That's an -- Reporter: Brown avoided the media. Meantime, his quarterback, tight-lipped about the NFL's decision allowing brown to play. I don't make any of those decisions so I just show up and play and do my job. Reporter: Now, zenith announced it's ending its deal with brown. All this is going on as ABC news learned Britney Taylor got married over the weekend and her interview is today with the NFL. They're seeking to gather additional evidence. This is far from over. Thanks, Paula. Thank you, Paula.

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