New England Patriots

Wide Receiver Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

Former Patriot Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with NFL investigators next week as the troubled wideout tries to return to the league.

The league has been investigating Brown since September when multiple sexual assault allegations surfaced against him after signing in New England. The Patriots cut Brown 11 days after signing him and he has not landed with another team.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Brown will meet with the league next week and hopes to sign with a team after the investigation is complete.

Brown was hit with a civil lawsuit claiming that he sexually assaulted his ex-trainer three times over a two-year span a day after officially signing with New England. He was also accused of sexual misconduct by an artist he hired to paint a mural of him and allegedly sent threatening text messages to the woman after Sports Illustrated released a story on the matter.

Those text messages appeared to be the final straw for the Patriots, who released him shortly thereafter.

After the Patriots cut ties with Brown, the NFL warned interested teams that Brown could be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list until the investigation was complete, likely scaring off any potential suitors.

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