This offseason the Raiders made several risky signings. Some were for off-the-field incidents. Right tackle Trent Brown, who the team signed this offseason to the richest offensive lineman contract in NFL history, was not supposed to bring such risk. Today we learned Brown is being sued for domestic violence.
The case was filed in court Tuesday morning by a former girlfriend who has a 9-month-old child with Brown. The suit alleges multiple incidents of domestic violence by the 6-8, 350-pound lineman as first reported by Pro Football Talk.
As noted in the suit, Brown allegedly first “slapped the Plaintiff across the face leaving her mouth bloody and her face bruised,” back in 2018 and that he has “bruised, bloodied and battered” her several times since then.
There was another alleged incident last March in which Brown “grabbed her face and covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn’t breathe” and leaving a “ring of bruises around her neck.”
Earlier this year, she threatened to leave with their son to which he responded he would “shoot yo ass in the f–king head before you walk out the door with my son.”
There was a police report filed after an alleged incident in June of this year.
The details of these alleged incidents are quite disturbing to say the least. Should they be shown to be true, Brown would most certainly be facing at very least a sizable suspension by the league, and, as is often the case in such instances, the team cutting ties with him.
The league’s minimum suspension for intimate partner violence/violence against women is six games, but the personal conduct policy gives the NFL leeway to apply harsher discipline.
Trent Brown tweeted about the case, saying he is aware of the suit and says the claims are false.
I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me. I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear my name. I will not be making any further comment at this time.— Trent Brown (@Trent) October 16, 2019