dangolka (CBS) — Final week, Antonio Brown publicly pleaded with the NFL to make a disciplinary determination relating to his standing within the league. On Friday, his want was granted — although he might not like the reply.
The huge receiver has been suspended for eight video games for “a number of violations” of the league’s private conduct coverage. The suspension will start in Week 1, no matter whether or not or not he’s employed by a workforce at that time.
The league’s announcement additionally famous that any future violations of the coverage will seemingly lead to extra vital self-discipline.
Brown has not performed since Week 2 of final season, when he caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a landing for the Patriots in a victory in Miami. After a civil lawsuit accusing Brown of sexual assault and rape was filed, although, the Patriots lower ties with the receiver.
Since then, Brown has been charged for assaulting a supply driver on his property.
Brown, 32, spent the primary 9 years of his profession in Pittsburgh, the place he made seven Professional Bowls and 4 All-Professional groups. He then compelled his manner out of Pittsburgh after the 2018 season, getting traded to Oakland. Various points there led to the Raiders releasing him, earlier than the Patriots claimed him forward of the beginning of the 2019 season.
Now, if there are any groups desirous about Brown’s companies, they at the very least have a time-frame of when he may be accessible.