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Antonio Brown practices with Patriots, but coach Bill Belichick refuses to discuss suit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t say whether receiver Antonio Brown would play in the Patriots’ Sunday game at Miami during an abbreviated press conference Wednesday.

Belichick confirmed Brown, who was accused in a civil lawsuit of rape and sexual assault by his former trainer, would practice Wednesday, but said the situation would be looked “one day at a time, just like we always do.

“We’ve looked into the situation and we’re taking it very seriously,” Belichick said.

Brown, through his lawyer, has denied the accusations. 

New England coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media before practice on Wednesday. He refused to discuss Antonio Brown.

Shortly after the press conference, Brown was with the team when it hit the practice field. Reporters are allowed to watch for a limited time.

Brown was wearing a No. 1 jersey. His normal number, 84, is in the ownership of tight end Ben Watson, who is on suspension. He cannot wear No. 1 in a game because the league’s number policy limits wide receivers to 10-19 or 80-89.

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