Offensive lineman Trent Brown left the New England Patriots in March 2019 to sign a record contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Around that same time, he committed the first of several acts of domestic violence against Diorra Marzette-Sanders, according to ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio, who shared the details of a lawsuit filed by Marzette-Sanders on Monday in a California civil court.
According to the lawsuit, Brown "grabbed" Marzette-Sanders' face and "covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn't breathe" during an incident in March 2019.
The lawsuit alleges Brown turned violent against Marzette-Sanders again in April and a third time in June, and that the 26-year-old has left her "bruised, bloodied and battered" on several occasions.
On one of those occasions, per the lawsuit, Brown told Marzette-Sanders he'd "shoot yo ass in the (expletive) head" when she threatened to leave with her son.
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Per Florio, the NFL is expected to investigate these allegations as it did with ex-Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape and sexual assault last month.
Trent Brown spent the 2018 season in New England and won a Super Bowl as the team's starting left tackle before signing a four-year, $66 million contract with Oakland in March.
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