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Oct 23, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Former NFL player Antonio Brown (right) is seen sitting court side of an NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown reportedly will meet with the NFL next week to discuss the investigation into allegations of sexual assault and rape made against the wide receiver in a civil suit earlier this year.

"My understanding is Brown is eager to present his side & that there r teams still interested in signing him pending the resolution of the league's investigation," ESPN reporter Josina Anderson tweeted on Thursday, citing sources.

Brown is scheduled to meet with league officials in person next Thursday, per the report.

Brown, 31, has remained unsigned since the New England Patriots released him on Sept. 20. The possibility that he could land on the Commissioner's Exempt list has been cited as a reason why the four-time All-Pro is still unemployed.

Brown was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 7 and then signed with the Patriots. He played in one game, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in New England's Sept. 15 win at Miami.

He has been under investigation by the NFL under its personal conduct policy since a former trainer filed a lawsuit in September alleging that she was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions.

In 10 NFL seasons (the first nine with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Brown has 841 catches for 11,263 yards and 75 touchdowns.

--Field Level Media

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