Antonio Brown, Who Doesn’t Even Have a Team, Suspended Eight Games

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Life comes at you fast.

Free agent Antonio Brown, who played a grand total of one game last year, is now suspended for half of the coming NFL season.


Brown had been the subject of an NFL investigation following an accusation of sexual misconduct at his home by an artist who was working there in 2017. He also pleaded no contest in June to a 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.

In announcing the suspension, the NFL said that Brown was directed to continue counseling and treatment. The league also said that any further violations would likely result in harsher discipline.

A separate NFL investigation into Brown stemming from a lawsuit filed by his former trainer alleging that she was sexually assaulted by the wide receiver is still ongoing. Brown has said his sexual relationship with the trainer was consensual. Brown met with the NFL in November as part of the investigation.

Brown just turned 32, so his career might be done. Best case scenario, if he wants to play again, would be to lay low during a wonky COVID season, get his head on straight, and then attempt a comeback next year. Otherwise, he’s pretty much done, having played nine seasons with the Steelers, and then appearing a grand total of zero times for the Raiders before 2019’s lone New England appearance.


Should the Eagles sign Antonio Brown? Offer him the minimum? Take a flyer on him?

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