Free-agent, and most thought retired from the NFL, wide receiver Antonio Brown has received an eight-game suspension without pay for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy (with the possibility of further violations, the will make Brown subject to further discipline), the league announced Friday.
Brown is being investigated on sexual misconduct that happened at his home with an artist in 2017.
Brown also pleaded no contest back in June to his felony burglary with battery charge and two lesser misdemeanor charges related to a January incident with a moving truck company outside his home in Hollywood, Florida.
Seems the path back to the NFL keeps getting tougher and tougher as he keeps getting himself deeper and deeper in trouble. Honestly, makes more sense to why the Patriots cut ties with Brown when they did, makes me wonder how much they knew about his off-the-field shenanigans.
Brown, 32, last played for the New England Patriots in September 2019. The Patriots released him one week later, and he hasn’t been signed by a team since.
Brown said he will not appeal the suspension. Brown will not be placed on the Commissioner Exempt list, pending the outcome of the civil case. Which helps with the possibilities of him making a roster in 2020.
This is keeping Brown very optimistic. He tweeted out this as he is hoping to find a team to give him one more chance to play in the NFL.
View this post on Instagram
I look forward to new beginnings. I want to be the best version of myself on and off the field, and I will do my best to be a great teammate. I appreciate the NFL giving me the opportunity to continue to work on myself and improve. I am thankful and grateful for this opportunity to play a game that I truly love and I look forward to joining a new team soon. Thank you to my family and all those that have supported me. I will show the fans my appreciation for this second chance by having the best season of my career. #AB2.0 #Himmothy
At this point, all eyes will be watching to see whether a team will sign him before, during, or after his eight-game suspension. If there is a team willing to risk there being more discipline, more off-the-field shenanigans and with half the season gone to suspension and plagued with concerns of COVID-19, is there time or really a urgency to bring him in on a roster in 2020.