Bucs free agent WR Antonio Brown has reached a settlement in his previously ongoing civil dispute, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Brown’s legal issues regarding the case stem from Britney Taylor, a former trainer who accused the veteran wide receiver in 2019 of sexual assault and rape. The case was originally scheduled to go to court in late 2020 but was postponed to December 2021. Taylor’s attorney released a statement following the settlement.

Brown joined the Bucs on a one-year, $2 million contract for half of the 2020 season, re-taking the field against the Saints in Week 9 after serving an eight-game suspension. In that second half of the year, Brown totaled 483 yards and four touchdowns on 45 catches, with all four of his scores coming over Tampa Bay’s final three games of the regular season.

In the playoffs Brown added another 81 yards and two touchdowns, with the first score coming against Washington in the Bucs’ Wild Card round victory. Despite being forced to miss Tampa Bay’s NFC Championship Game against the Packers with a knee injury, the veteran receiver returned to haul in a touchdown just before halftime against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

The former All-Pro pass-catcher remains a free agent, despite rumors of interest from the Bucs and Seahawks. Head coach Bruce Arians has told the media that an offer is out there for Brown, but it remains to be seen if he will accept it.

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27 days ago

New reports are that the bucs should be resigning Brown pretty soon. I’m wondering if they were waiting to hear about the outcome of this situation before pulling the trigger. Either way, it’s just another weapon back on the field, hopefully at the right price. If he commands too much, you have Tyler Johnson and others I think a lot of us would like to see developed.

27 days ago

LMAO. I know it’s in bad taste to laugh in regards to this serious matter, but is that how a woman acts, talks and feels about a man who has allegedly sexually assaulted and raped her.

27 days ago

I’ve commented previously that Brown would settle the civil court suit long before it goes to trial, as almost all civil suits wrap up. Particularly if the respondent has a career or business to protect. It’s just a matter of dollars. Doesn’t mean Brown didn’t do it, or did do it, which only the people who were there will ever really know.

Last edited 27 days ago by Naplesfan
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26 days ago

All women who are raped and sexually assaulted normally send out a note that virtually says, “good luck with your future endeavors.” Money grab.

26 days ago

Since Antonio joined the team he has not been a disruption on or off the field.After watching all the Buccaneer free agents offered contracts and not being offered one himself, he as not uttered a word to the press or the internet. He has taken care of his legal issues and been a model citizen to date. We offered him two million to play eight games last year. I hope the Bucs offer him like 4.5 million to play 17 games this year so we do not have to watch him sign with the Kansas City Chiefs and face him… Read more »

26 days ago

Will this open up more of a market for him?