NFL news: Roger Goodell says investigators ‘have more work to do’ in Antonio Brown case
Antonio Brown’s terrible year will likely end with him not playing for any NFL team. To make matters worse, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed his biggest fears: the investigation about his sexual assault allegations is far from over.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the league’s investigators are still collating information about his case. Given the timing of their announcement, it’s likely that the decision will be released at the start of 2020.
“They [have] still not completed the investigation,” Goodell told reporters at the December ownership meeting. “They did, our investigators did [meet with Brown], I did not meet with Antonio. But they have more work to do. They’re following up on that. And I’ll get an update when they have more information.”
The league’s investigation started three months ago when the then-New England Patriots wide receiver received a lawsuit from his former trainer. Brittany Taylor, the plaintiff, claimed that the wideout assaulted her on three occasions between 2017 and 2018. Brown and his camp vehemently shot down those allegations, insinuating that Taylor was merely doing this to get money off him.
His season went down the drain since. The Patriots, wanting nothing to do with the controversy, let him go as quickly as they got him from the Oakland Raiders. He hasn’t found a team since as they all want to know the real deal with the situation before taking the risk with him.
The way things are going, Brown would have to settle for marketing himself in the coming offseason. It may not be what he wanted, but he cannot do anything about it as teams clearly want nothing to do with him.