Antonio Brown suspended eight games by NFL

NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. via video link Friday Jan. 24 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond

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. Brown - who hasn't played since being cut by the New England Patriots last September - is free to sign with any team.

The former All-Pro receiver was notified today by NFL Special Counsel Todd Jones that he has been slapped with an eight-game suspension to begin Week 1 of this season.

Brown, 32, took to Twitter last week to indicate he was retiring then later in the week posted on social media that he wanted the league to hurry up and decide on his punishment, indicating he was hoping to play this season. The suspension would begin at the end of training camp and run until the end of Week 8.

In the suit, Britney Taylor alleged Brown sexually assaulted her on 3 separate occasions. including a violent rape in 2018.

They added, "Brown was advised that any future violation of the Personal Conduct Policy will likely result in more significant discipline".

Recently, Brown demanded that the National Football League finish its investigation as it was seemingly taking forever. Not to mention, numerous teams are interested in Brown although the investigation has made him unavailable.

Despite that, Brown has draw interest from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Brown's career began to derail toward the end of the 2018 season, sparking a trade to the Oakland Raiders along with a series of off-field incidents that landed him in New England and eventually in National Football League no man's land.

Brown has a long list of of troublesome off-field behavior, locker room conduct and sexual assault allegations.

Antonio Brown asked for a resolution and he finally got one.



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