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NFL to Reportedly Consider Placing Antonio Brown on Exempt List Over Rape Allegation

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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New allegations accusing New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of rape and sexual assault could land No. 84 in even more hot water with his employer or the league itself.

According to ProFootballTalk, the NFL, which is already conducting an investigation into the allegations made by Britney Taylor, a former personal trainer of AB, is considering placing Brown on the commissioner's exempt list.

Players that are on the list can only be removed at the discretion of the commissioner. The latest high-profile player to end up on that list was Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt.

Roger Goodell and Co. could end up making a big decision in the next couple of days. Despite the allegations made against him, Brown is expected to be at practice with New England this week.

Brown signed with the Patriots last week after being released from his contract with the Oakland Raiders. It's been nothing but a wild offseason for one of the biggest stars in the NFL today.

For now, Pats fans will need to be a little patient to see what the NFL ultimately decides to do.