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Sources — AB rejected $2M settlement with Taylor

[ad_1] Antonio Brown declined to sign a $2 million-plus agreement with Britney Taylor to settle a sexual assault allegation made by the wide receiver's former trainer, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington.Brown had a deadline last Sunday night to sign the settlement agreement before Taylor's attorneys sought to file their civil lawsuit against him. After Brown didn't sign off on the settlement, the suit was filed Tuesday.Settlement discussions began as early
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Source — NFL, Taylor to meet Monday about Brown

[ad_1] The NFL's meeting with Britney Taylor regarding sexual assault allegations against New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is set for Monday, a source confirmed with ESPN.Taylor, Brown's former trainer, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday in which she accused him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions in 2017 and 2018.ESPN had previously reported that the NFL and Taylor were expected to meet
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Source — Brown travels with Patriots on Miami trip

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Wide receiver Antonio Brown traveled with the New England Patriots for the team's game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a source, putting him in position to make his Patriots debut Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.Head coach Bill Belichick ultimately will make the final call on whether Brown plays, with momentum building in that direction. Brown took part in three practices during the week, impressing
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Larry Garron, member of original Patriots, dies

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Running back Larry Garron, an original member of the Boston Patriots who was a four-time American Football League All-Star, has died at age 82."This year marks the 60th anniversary season for this franchise and Larry has represented this organization and been a member of the Patriots family since Day 1. We owe a debt of gratitude to Larry and all of the original Boston Patriots like
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Sources — NFL not placing AB on exempt list

[ad_1] The NFL will not place New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown on the commissioner's exempt list at this point, making him eligible to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The league has opened an investigation into Brown, which will include interviews with the wide receiver and Britney Taylor, Brown's former trainer who filed a lawsuit with the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday in
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Patriots go 16-0? Here’s why it will happen … and why it won’t – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' dominating season-opening win against the Pittsburgh Steelers has sparked a "let's dream" vs. "back to reality" contrast.The dreamer might now wonder if 16-0 is a legitimate possibility. The realist knows it's early and so much can change over the course of a long NFL season.It can be an entertaining back-and-forth.• Rams recall another NFC title game play• Saints aim to move on
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Bets on Patriots drive line vs. Dolphins to -18.5

[ad_1] Despite the Patriots' opening as more than a two-touchdown favorite over the Dolphins, bettors have continued to push the line with bets on New England ahead of Sunday's game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.After opening at Patriots minus-14.5, the line grew to as high as New England minus-20 at some U.S. sportsbooks before settling at a consensus of minus-18.5. According to ESPN Stats & Information, only one team
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Pats unaware AB involved in civil matter

[ad_1] Representatives for New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor were in discussions over the past few months, but agreed their communication would remain confidential until the filing of Taylor's civil sexual assault lawsuit, sources told ESPN on Thursday.This, the sources say, is why the Patriots and the Oakland Raiders, who released Brown last weekend, would not have known about the matter unless there was a breach in
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Biggest Week 2 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 8:03 PM ETNFL NationESPN Many NFL teams emerged from Week 1 relatively unscathed from an injury standpoint. Others have already seen key starters knocked out for significant time, such as Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.But while catastrophe was largely averted, every team has at least one player in some question for the Week 2 lineup. NFL Nation reporters provide the