The Oakland Raider’s prized offseason acquisition, right tackle Trent Brown, is under investigation by the NFL for multiple domestic violence accusations. ESPN is reporting Brown’s girlfriend, Diorra Marzette-Sanders, has filed a lawsuit against Brown.
The suit accuses Brown of “slapping, punching, and choking her on multiple occasions beginning in 2018.” She says she has been “bruised, bloodied, and battered” from her attacks.
Brown and Marzette-Sanders had a child together in January of 2019. When Marzette-Sanders tried to leave with their child, Brown allegedly said “I’ll shoot yo a** in the f***ing head before you walk out that door with my son.”
Marzette-Sanders is seeking unspecified compensation and punitive damages with her civil suit. Her attorney unsuccessfully tried to reach a settlement last month.
With Brown knowing this was on the horizon the Raiders were likely aware of the situation. With the amount of negative press Oakland has had this year, Brown’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if the Raiders were blindsided by the news.
As of now there does not appear to be a criminal investigation started. There is also no word on where the NFL is with an investigation of their own. More information will come with time but for now Brown is questionable for this weekend and is a candidate for the commissioners exempt list.
Below is Brown’s statement via twitter:
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