Antonio Brown punishment finally revealed: Former Patriots WR suspended 8 games

Ross Houston
July 31, 2020

On Friday, the National Football League laid out its long-awaited punishment for the free agent wide receiver, who most recently appeared for the New England Patriots for one game in 2019. He'll begin the 2020 season unable to participate, though it remains interesting to see whether a team will take a chance on him now or at some point during the 2020 season. Brown and his trainer then attacked the driver, leading to felony burglary and battery charges.

The Seahawks have been checking into Brown, but like all National Football League teams, were waiting to see if the National Football League was going to levy a punishment.

Will an National Football League team sign Antonio Brown?

From 2011 to 2018, Brown was one of the best receivers in football. Brown feuded with Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden, eventually getting himself released before the team's first regular-season game.

Brown was picked up by the Patriots, where he lasted one game before he was cut after being accused of sexual misconduct. The Baltimore Ravens have been the most notable team connected to Brown, with reigning MVP Lamar Jackson saying that he is "still hoping" the team brings in the star receiver.

Should a team sign Brown, the wideout would be eligible to take part in preseason activities.

Now a free agent, Brown's suspension takes effect Week 1, regardless of whether he's on a roster.

Is this Antonio Brown's last chance 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.

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