The woman who has accused Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown of sexual battery can subpoena the Buccaneers and two other NFL teams for which Brown played, a judge in Broward County, Fla., ruled.
The court ruling took place a month after attorneys representing Britney Taylor said they would seek all “correspondence, memoranda, communications, agreements, messages or other written documentation” from the Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and now-Las Vegas Raiders regarding their professional relationships with Brown.
Brown's attorneys objected, but to no avail. Instead, Judge Michael Robinson ruled that Taylor’s legal reps can issue the proposed subpoenas to the Bucs, Patriots and Raiders, as well as NFL Properties LLC.
The Steelers were left out because, as Robinson wrote, the timeframe is “overbroad and beyond the scope of relevant discovery.” Brown was one of the top receivers in the NFL during his run with the Steelers from 2010-2018.
"The case centers on accusations that Brown sexually assaulted Taylor, his former trainer, twice in 2017 and raped her the next year," the Tampa Tribune reported. "Brown has denied the allegations, saying in court filings that the encounters were consensual."
Brown and the Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV last month.