"Antonio Brownwas notified today by NFL Special Counsel for Conduct Todd Jones that he has been suspended without pay for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season for multiple violations of the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy", league officials said.
The 32-year-old Brown's suspension will begin Week 1, even if Brown is not on an National Football League team. The NFL can extend Brown's suspension depending on what happens in Brown's civil suit, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
But the suspension obviously muddies the waters for any team that might have been willing to sign Brown, and the most likely scenario at this point is that he might sign with a team at mid-season (all of which assumes the obvious - that the season goes off as hoped). Brown and his trainer then attacked the driver, leading to felony burglary and battery charges. He pleaded no contest and received two years probation. "He would be eligible to return after the team's eighth game", the National Football League said. The league meant to keep Brown on the commissioner's exempt list until it completed its investigation.More news: Trudeau On The Hot Seat Regarding WE Charity
Will an National Football League team sign Antonio Brown?
In 2019, Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots and caught four passes for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown.
Despite that, Brown has draw interest from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. If he is signed before the start of the 2020 season, Brown would be eligible to participate in all of his club's preseason activities. Once final rosters are set September 5, Brown's suspension will begin.More news: Apple iPhone shipments grew 13.1% in Q2 despite pandemic, report says [u]
Gordon was indefinitely suspended by the NFL last December for violations of the league's policies on performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse.
If a team takes a shot on Brown, it could be Brown's last chance to stick in the NFL.
As part of the discipline, Brown has been "directed to continue his program of counseling and treatment", and "he is expected to fully cooperate with his clinicians", per the NFL's release.More news: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong says 'resistance will continue'