O.J. Simpson Wonders Whether to Play Antonio Brown on Fantasy Team Amid Rape Accusation
O.J. Simpson posted the bizarre video on social media, appearing to be mainly worried about his fantasy football team.
O.J. Simpson is speaking out about the rape accusations a personal trainer is making in a lawsuit against NFL player Antonio Brown.
"I’m hoping it's not true,” Simpson said Tuesday. “Let's make one thing clear, he was accused, not charged."
In the bizarre video posted on Twitter, the disgraced football legend seemed to be mainly worried about his fantasy football team.
"I’m wondering should I play Antonio Brown as my flex next week. I'm a little concerned,” Simpson said.
On Wednesday morning, Simpson continued to discuss allegations against Brown on Twitter.
“These sportscasters, all of a sudden they become crime reporters,” Simpson said. “I heard this one guy make an idiotic statement that ‘the girl is obviously moral,’ and she might be, I am not saying she is not, but they said because she is only asking for $75,000. I am saying to myself, ‘Jesus, why don’t these sports guys just talk about sports?!’ The law is, in federal court, she has to ask for a minimum of $75,000, make no mistake about it, this girl ain’t sending herself through all of this for $75,000.”
Britney Taylor, 28, is alleging in a civil suit that Brown sexually assaulted her on three different occasions.
Brown, a father of five, is considered the most prominent wide receiver in the NFL, but he has also made quite a name for himself off the field as a pop culture sensation.
Video of Brown reacting to being released from the Oakland Raiders went viral last week following a tumultuous few days where he reportedly confronted the general manager of the team and then later apologized.
The New England Patriots wasted no time signing him to a $15 million contract.
One day later, Taylor filed a civil lawsuit against Brown, accusing him of rape.
"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision," she said in a statement released by her lawyers.
Taylor is a former standout gymnast who met the football player in college.
Text messages allegedly between Taylor and Brown were made public in the lawsuit.
"You never left my house/you fell asleep on my couch," reads part of one message.
On Wednesday, Brown showed up at a Patriots practice.
He made no comments about the allegations, but his agent did speak out, saying his client is innocent.
"Antonio will be cleared. These allegations in the lawsuit are false,” his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said. "I'm advising him to let the truth come out. I'm advising him to concentrate on football. I'm advising him to cooperate with the Patriots, with the NFL."
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked repeatedly about the ongoing drama.
"We’ve looked into the situation we're taking it very seriously,” he told reporters. "When we know more we'll say more."
Tom Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, posted a cryptic message on Instagram.
"It’s easy to make quick judgments about someone/it's important to be loving, kind, respectful and treat everyone the way you would like to be treated,” she wrote.
Taylor is reportedly planning to meet with the NFL next week. In the meantime, she's focused on her wedding as she prepares to marry her longtime boyfriend.
The NFL is investigating the allegations and reportedly giving serious consideration to placing Brown on paid leave via its Commissioner's Exempt List.
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