As Antonio Brown prepared for his first practice with the New England Patriots, his agent would not reveal whether his new team was aware of the lawsuit alleging sexual assault against Brown that became public Tuesday, a day after the team signed him to a one-year deal.

In an interview Wednesday on "SportsCenter," Drew Rosenhaus said he and Brown had been anticipating the possibility of the lawsuit being filed. However, he did not confirm or deny whether he revealed that information with the Patriots prior to the deal being completed.

"I'm not going to get into that element," Rosenhaus said. "I'm not going to get into my discussions with the Patriots and what may or may not have been discussed. I just want to reiterate: people should please keep in mind that Antonio denies these allegations. He will have a full investigation. He will go through the legal process." 

Brown is being accused of sexual assault and rape over three separate incidents by his former trainer, Britney Taylor. She filed the civil lawsuit in Southern District of Florida on Tuesday, alleging the incidents occurred in 2017 and 2018.

Rosenhaus maintained his client's innocence and wanted to remind viewers that the case is a civil matter.