Brown back to university after being banished by Patriots amid rape allegations

Los Angeles (AFP) –

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Antonio Brown, the NFL star cut by the New England Patriots amid rape and sexual assault allegations, revealed on Monday that he's going back to university.

Brown, who said he was finished with the NFL after being dumped by the Super Bowl champions, shared a four-class schedule at his alma mater, Central Michigan University, on his Instagram story.

The university then confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that Brown is currently enrolled in online degree completion coursework.

The image shows that Brown is enrolled in Introduction to Management and an English class on Technical Writing, with two more classes scheduled to start in October.

Brown did not graduate from Central Michigan before he declared for the NFL in 2009.

His re-enrollment comes after he was cut by the Patriots on Friday after playing just one game for them.

The Patriots picked up Brown after he was released by the Oakland Raiders, and three days later his former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a civil lawsuit in US District Court in Miami accusing Brown of two incidents of sexual assault in June 2017 and rape during a May 2018 incident in Brown's Miami home.

Brown has maintained any sexual contact with Taylor was consensual and described the legal action as an extortion attempt.

More claims against Brown came to light Friday in a Sports Illustrated article. The report said a woman who was asked to paint a mural in Brown's home and had accused him of an unwanted sexual advance in 2017 received intimidating text messages from Brown on Wednesday night -- after the magazine published a story detailing her allegations.

Brown reacted angrily to the Patriots' move on Twitter, vowing his days in the NFL were over and indicating he would pursue action to claim the $29 million (26.4 million euros) in guaranteed money from his Raiders contract and a $9 million signing bonus from the Patriots.

"These owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up!" Brown tweeted.