NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the league will meet with Brown next week regarding its investigation into civil allegations of sexual assault and rape, according to a source informed of the situation. Rapoport added this is the first meeting between Brown and the league and could spur others in the future.
The NFL is investigating Brown regarding multiple accusations. The league previously interviewed Brown's first accuser, Britney Taylor, who claims in a civil suit that Brown assaulted her twice before raping her. Through his lawyer, Brown denies all allegations.
"We do not comment on the specifics of on-going investigations," a league spokesperson told Rapoport.
Meeting with Brown would be the next phase in the league's investigation, which is not expected to conclude anytime soon, per Rapoport.
Later Thursday, Brown posted a profane message on Instagram indicating he was done playing in the NFL, a claim he also made in September when he became a free agent.