By JAY COHEN

AP Sports Writer

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer.

Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.

Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, told The Associated Press his client plans to countersue.

Heitner said Brown and Taylor had “a consensual personal relationship.”

The New York Times first reported about the lawsuit.

— The Associated Press

24015276