NFL advises Antonio Brown to stop contacting woman mentioned in Sports Illustrated story

Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm

On Thursday night, Sports Illustrated published a story saying Antonio Brown’s second accuser claims he sent her intimidating text messages on Wednesday night after the SI story about her allegations was published on Monday.

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The story on Monday included the woman, who is an artist, alleging Brown came up from behind her with just a towel covering his gentiles while she was painting a picture of him in 2017.

The texts described her as a “super broke girl” and asked someone he refers to as “Eric B” to “look up her background history.” Brown sent a screenshot of an Instagram photo she had posted showing the faces of her children, adding “those her kids... she’s awful broke clearly.”

The woman, through her representation, reportedly reached out to the NFL and they said they were looking into the matter.

Friday afternoon, the attorney for the woman released a statement to Sports Illustrated, which included the NFL has told Brown to stop contacting the woman.

Here's the statement, according to Robert Klemko's tweets: "The NFL advised us that the Patriots directed Mr. Brown to have no further contact with our client, either directly or through his associates. The NFL also advised us that it contacted Mr. Brown’s representative and reiterated that Mr. Brown was to cease and desist efforts to contact or intimidate our client. The NFL has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation under its Personal Conduct Policy. We will cooperate fully with the NFL in this investigation to ensure that the threats and intimidation against our client cease, and that she and her family remain safe. As always, it is important that harassment and intimidation against victims is taken seriously, that victims have appropriate avenues for recourse, and that such behavior is not tolerated – either by an employer such as the NFL, or by society at large.”

As of now, Brown is expected to be on the field with the Patriots when they host the Jets Sunday afternoon.

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