Report: Antonio Brown wants off-field issues resolved, return to NFL
Antonio Brown wants to get back to the NFL. The free-agent wide receiver wants his off-field issues resolved so he can get back onto the field, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports.
The NFL is currently investigating two serious accusations against Brown. Brown’s former trainer filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. Meanwhile, an artist claims Brown sexually harassed her at his home in 2017.
Brown, who last month said he wouldn’t play in the NFL anymore, recently hinted that he would be open to returning to the New England Patriots.
Brown has played in only one game this season, which came in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. He was subsequently released by the Patriots before Week 3 after it was reported that he sent threatening text messages to the artist accusing him of misconduct.
Prior to arriving in New England, Brown had several high-profile issues with the Oakland Raiders, ranging from his injured feet to his helmet to his altercation with general manager Mike Mayock. Due to all of those issues, the Raiders released him before the start of the season.
Last week, Brown filed eight grievances against the Raiders and Patriots, seeking around $40 million in total in lost salary, bonuses, and guaranteed money.
It’s likely that Brown will be heavily punished in the form of a lengthy suspension if found guilty of the accusations against him, which means he won’t get to play this season.
And even if he is absolved, it remains to be seen if any team will take a chance on him given all the drama he has brought along with him on his last two stops.