Transcript for NFL looks at taking action after Antonio Brown allegations
Now to that new fallout for NFL star Antonio brown. The league looking at taking action as the patriots wide receiver faces sexual assault allegations in a new civil lawsuit. Paula Faris is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the latest. Good morning, Paula. Reporter: Good morning to you, robin. The patriots allowed Antonio brown to work out here with his team for the first time yesterday. His status for Sund's game in Miami is still uncertain and while the team says they're going to allow this civil investigation to play out day by day the NFL could intervene and bench him and the league has the final say. This morning, more fallout from the shocking allegations of sexual assault against Antonio brown, the NFL superstar who was at one point the highest paid wide receiver in the league. Brown caught it for the touchdown. Reporter: The NFL is now reportedly considering putting the new England patriots wide receiver on the commissioner's exempt list. That would mean brown would be ineligible to play but would still get paid. The news coming just hours after brown suited up for his first practice with his new team and new coach. We've looked into the situation and taking it very seriously. All the way through the organization. Reporter: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady even more tight-lipped. Do you have any comment at all on the Antonio brown allegations that are out there? No. You've been through stuff like this before, I guess, so how do you put it aside? I'm just trying to show up and play football and try to things that don't involve me don't involve me. Reporter: On Monday brown signed a one-year $15 million deal with new England, but just a day later brown's accuser, identifying herself as 28-year-old Britney Taylor, a former lsu gymnast filed a bombshell civil lawsuit accusing the 31-year-old star of rape and sexual assault. According to the lawsuit Taylor met brown back in college and years later in 2017 began working with the football star as his fitness trainer. She claims brown used manipulation and false promises to lure her into his world. Accusing the seven-time pro bowler of assaulting her on at least three separate occasions. Police reports were never filed for any of the allegations. Brown's lawyer meantime, releasing a statement saying the player denies each and every allegation in the lawsuit and that any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual. And brown's power agent drew rosenhaus taking to the airwaves to defend his star client. I wouldn't be doing this interview if I didn't believe Antonio. These allegations are false. He denies every one of them. This is a money grab. In my opinion this is a money Reporter: And ABC news has learned Antonio brown's reps are working on a countersuit for the alleged victim, Britney Taylor. She plans on meeting with the league next week as the league is conducting its own independent investigation. Now, Amy, we know the patriots have a reputation for fixing players. Whether attitude or aptitude but just a couple of days into his tenure as a new England patriot, Antonio brown might be coming too large of a distraction, Amy. We will see what happens. Paula Faris, thank you.
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