Antonio Brown vowed to ship “the very best season” of his profession after the huge receiver realized he could be suspended for the primary eight video games of the 2020 NFL season.
The 32-year-old lastly found his destiny Friday because the league suspended the seven-time Professional Bowler for half of the 2020 common season as a consequence of “a number of violations of the NFL’s private conduct coverage.” Brown had been the topic of an NFL investigation following accusations of sexual misconduct and an incident in January the place the receiver pleaded no contest to housebreaking and battery costs.
He has remained unsigned since final September, when he was lower by the Patriots after only one sport having beforehand been launched by the Raiders, for whom he by no means performed a down earlier than being let go amid a slew of off-field incidents.
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Regardless of asserting his retirement earlier within the month, and at varied factors within the offseason, Brown mentioned on Instagram he expects to play in 2020.
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“I look ahead to new beginnings,” Brown wrote. “I wish to be the very best model of myself on and off the sector, and I’ll do my greatest to be an incredible team-mate. I respect the NFL giving me the chance to proceed to work on myself and enhance. I’m grateful and grateful for this chance to play a sport that I really love and I look ahead to becoming a member of a brand new crew quickly. Thanks to my household and all people who have supported me. I’ll present the followers my appreciation for this second likelihood by having the very best season of my profession.”
Brown signed off the put up with the hashtag “#AB2.zero.”
Having entered the league with the Steelers in 2010, Brown has amassed 11,263 receiving yards and caught 75 touchdowns in his profession.
Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson this week lobbied for Brown to return to the AFC North and be part of the quarterback with the Ravens, the place his cousin, Marquise Brown, at the moment performs.