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.