In the never ending saga of Antonio Brown, we have hit yet another turn in his journey back into the NFL.
Friday afternoon it was announced that the NFL has finally come down with a punishment for the All-Pro receiver, an 8 game suspension. This is following the NFL’s investigation towards sexual assault allegations made against Brown.
On September 10th, 2018, Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit claiming Antonio Brown had sexually assaulted her three times between 2017 & 2018.
Antonio Brown has since denied those allegations, saying that the relationship between him and Britney Taylor was a “consensual personal relationship”. His agent Drew Rosenhaus described the lawsuit as a “money grab”.
This 8 game suspension will start Sept. 5th if Brown is picked up by an NFL team by then. He is permitted to participate in training camps if he is signed before the season starts. Extra games could be following if the NFL finds further violations stemming from his on-going civil suit vs Florida.
The Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks have both been in headlines with reported interest in the troubled receiver. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh commented saying “I don’t think he is available to sign right now”.
Could we see Antonio Brown finally make his way back onto the gridiron? Looks like only time will tell right now.