Antonio Brown cleared for New England Patriots debut despite rape lawsuit

New England star avoids exempt list and can play in Week 2 All-Pro wideout accused of raping former trainer in lawsuit Antonio Brown is eligible to play Sunday when the New England Patriots visit the Miami Dolphins. Brown, the subject of a civil suit by his former trainer alleging rape and sexual assault , was under consideration for the Commissioner’s Exempt List, according to USA Today. But commissioner Roger Goodell will not enact his authority in the matter at this time. Continue reading...