Antonio Brown reportedly asked that his inquiry on his suspected off-field issues be terminated, and the NFL replied about Friday.
The NFL has reported that eight games with various violations of the League’s conduct code have banned the wide-ranging free agent holder.
Cause of Suspension
The suspension is a result of Brown’s no appeal for burglary and battery in Florida from a January incident, accusing a woman of having made excessive gains in the past with threatening messages.
The NFL has determined the fate of Antonio Brown. The NFL has announced on Friday that it will suspend the free-agent wideout on the first eight games of the season 2020 without pay.
The 32-year-old’s ban begins Week 1, but Brown does not return to the NFL team. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the NFL will prolong the punishment to Brown based on what takes place in Brown’s civil action.
The eight-game ban on Antonio Brown takes effect Week 1, whether he’s on a team – and might be extended by default if further infringements of a pending civil action have been reported in Florida.
So AB is sidelined at least through Week 8, and potentially longer
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2020
Brown has not played in the NFL since Week 2 of last season. He played one game with the New England Patriots before the Team cut Brown amid rape and sexual misconduct accusations. Brown was also arrested in January following an incident with a delivery driver. Brown was charged with battery and burglary. He pleaded no contest and received two years probation.
Brown ordered the completion of the investigation by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Jul. 22. Shortly after Brown was released by the Patriots, Goodell said that any Brown NFL team would be placed on the exempt list of the Commissioner if he signed up. The League aimed to keep Brown on the exempt list of the Commissioner until his investigation was completed.
Is Antonio Brown a Complete Mess?
Brown’s story has only become a tumult in recent years, where the receiver has forced himself to leave Pittsburgh by trading in raiders. He has sustained foot injuries as a result of issues with cryotherapy, and he has declined to take part in the raiders because of a problem with his helmet, and then has eventually forced his way out via release.
Brown was in New England when it started, and since then, he has been hesitating about retirement arguments and the way out. He will not be able to take part in the 2020 season, but it is important to see whether or not a team makes a risk in this season.
Will any team be interested in Antonio Brown?
Brown was one of the top football receivers from 2011 to 2018. When the Pittsburgh Steelers departed, things shifted rapidly. Brown feuded Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden, general manager of Oakland Raiders, to finally get himself sacked before the first regular-season game of the franchise. Brown also called for a new helmet for the Team.
Brown was taken down from the Steelers, and one game remained until he was cut off after being convicted of sexual assault.
Brown has also attracted attention from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Brown and Jackson poured in the off-season together, as Jackson campaigned for Brown to be signed by the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh of Ravens said that he shares Jackson ‘s perspective, but didn’t go into depth as to how Brown was going to see the Ravens.
If a club hires Brown, the broadest will be considered for pre-season games. When sept. 5 is finalized, Brown resumes the suspension.
Were the Ravens to sign Brown, Brown would come back to the Patriots after eight games were missed.
It might be Brown’s final chance to stay at the NFL when a team takes a shot at him. The League said in its announcement on Friday that Brown would “continue his counseling and treatment program,” and that he would work with clinicians. The League also warned Brown that if he ever breaches personal actions, he will be subject to far harsher sanctions.