Antonio Brown practiced with the New England Patriots on Wednesday one day after news of a civil lawsuit involving an alleged sexual assault broke.

Bill Belichick deferred to the Patriots' statement late Tuesday, which said they were aware of the lawsuit and "take these allegations very seriously."

"On Antonio's situation, both Antonio and his representatives have made statements, so I'm not going to be expanding on any of those. They are what they are. We've looked into the situation. We're taking it very seriously, all the way through the organization. I'm sure there are questions, but I'm not going to be entering a discussion about that today," he said.

Drew Rosenhaus, Brown's agent, told ESPN on Wednesday that he and his client were "anticipating this possibility" that a lawsuit would be filed.