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Sources: Antonio Brown not expected to play again this season

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Barring a significant turn of events, Antonio Brown is not expected to play again this season, league sources told ESPN.

Brown is continuing to push for his return to the NFL, and he is scheduled to meet with the league Thursday to address the sexual assault allegations he is facing, but there are obstacles awaiting the free-agent wide receiver at every step.

If Brown were to get an offer from any of the three teams that have been in contact with him, the NFL would be prepared to place him on the commissioner's exempt list, according to sources.

If Brown is placed on the commissioner's exempt list, the team that signed him would have to pay him until the league's investigation is resolved, which may not happen before the season ends.

Additionally, Brown has not turned over all of the evidence the NFL has requested to gain a broader understanding of his case, according to a source.

There are teams around the league that believe that after the NFL completes its investigation, there could be additional discipline awaiting Brown, further impacting his chances of playing again this season. That potential discipline could stretch well into next season.

Brown tweeted Thursday that he is "determined" to return to the NFL as soon as possible, backtracking from an earlier tweet in which he said he would "never" play in the NFL again.

Brown, 31, is being investigated by the NFL under its personal conduct policy following a lawsuit filed by his former trainer, Britney Taylor, that alleges she was sexually assaulted by Brown on multiple occasions. Brown also was accused of sexual misconduct at his home by an artist who was working there in 2017.

Brown has officially been served lawsuit papers from Taylor, sources told ESPN, and has hired attorney Camille Blanton to handle his case.

Brown has played in only one game this season -- Week 2 against the Dolphins. He was released by the Raiders before the season and by the Patriots before Week 3, after it was made known that he sent text messages to the artist accusing him of misconduct.

Brown has filed eight grievances against the Raiders and Patriots, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. He is seeking $39.775 million in lost salary, bonuses and guaranteed money.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28045218/sources-antonio-brown-not-expected-play-again-season

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5 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

I wonder who the 3 teams are. 

My guess...

Philly

G.B.

Baltimore 

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Has there ever been another person that needs to delete Twitter more than Antonio Brown? Maybe Trump (no policy comments, just the oddity of President using Twitter regularly).

 

Those two need someone to step in and shut it down.

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AB visiting the Saints today.  What do the Saints know about him going in the commissioner's exempt list that no one else does?..... 

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 10:29 AM, Captain F said:

AB visiting the Saints today.  What do the Saints know about him going in the commissioner's exempt list that no one else does?..... 

If they sign him, it's a pretty risk free signing. If he goes on the list, they don't have to actually pay him (much), since the season is over after today. They'd only have to pay him the peanuts that players get for the post-season.

The biggest risk that they run, is fan backlash for signing a possible rapist.

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1 hour ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

If they sign him, it's a pretty risk free signing. If he goes on the list, they don't have to actually pay him (much), since the season is over after today. They'd only have to pay him the peanuts that players get for the post-season.

The biggest risk that they run, is fan backlash for signing a possible rapist.

Well that isn't happening. @downundermike has the tweet that effed up his chance with the saints

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1 hour ago, VaBeach_Eagle said:

They'd only have to pay him the peanuts that players get for the post-season.

The Saints wouldn't be paying him for that either, it comes from the NFL playoff pool, not the team.

 

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:facepalm:

 

Lets remember this gem from the summer:

 

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7 hours ago, paco said:

:facepalm:

 

Lets remember this gem from the summer:

 

That must have really impressed the Raiders. LOL

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Latest disturbing Antonio Brown video is signal that shouldn't be ignored and treated as AB being AB

The flare-ups of Antonio Brown have become so common and constant that there is an element of white noise that drowns them out. They’ve become easy to ignore.

Or if you still pay attention, then the reaction is too often through the prism of football, namely that, once again, the chance the gifted wide receiver ever plays in the NFL again becomes more remote (and more detestable).

However as footage emerged Monday morning from Brown’s personal Instagram page of him berating his children’s mother, with police and the kids looking on, everyone who bears any association with the man should be snapped back into reality. 

The guy needs help. There is no joy in grandstanding on that or playing pop psychologist. He looks like he needs help and if a professional diagnoses it otherwise, then great. Let’s get to that determination though.

It’s clear to the rest of us that Brown continues to carom about in bad places, mentally and emotionally. Just shrugging it off under the hope that this will pass or somehow work out (regardless of football) can’t continue. To stop caring about him because he’s not on a roster seems cruel.

Brown’s behavior ran him out of the NFL despite being one of the most productive and dangerous receivers going. That alone is almost impossible to do in a profession where talent trumps (nearly) everything.

He misbehaved his way out of Pittsburgh, then Oakland, then New England. That’s just the past 13 months. Some of it was boorish. Some of it was supposedly tactical. Some of the alleged acts were potentially criminal. None of it made much sense.

What went down Monday felt like a new bottom, at least in the public scope. This was a grown man not just screaming obscenities about a woman in front of the children they share, and not just doing it as police were present and trying to diffuse the situation, but a guy doing all of that while voluntarily broadcasting it live to his considerable social media audience.

It was sad. It was terribly sad.

These are the reddest of red flags. This is someone who doesn’t just need to wise up, he almost assuredly needs professional help to begin to even realize he isn’t always the misunderstood victim in everything. 

It’s easy and understandable for old coaches, teammates, league officials and even football fans to be done with Antonio Brown. He’s done nothing for anyone of late, actually hurting many. He’s no doubt rebuffed plenty of offers for guidance or assistance.

Yet someone has to do something or at least continue to try to do something. The NFL needs to seek every intervention possible. The NFL does real work of late in trying to improve the game’s safety. That doesn’t mean the game is completely safe, it can’t be. It’s safer though. 

Well, no one knows for sure what AB is dealing with, but to say he doesn’t look like someone football has left beaten up and not the same isn’t a stretch. Can the NFL find a way?

Can the Steelers, where he enjoyed so many successful years? Yes, he burned professional bridges, to say the least. This, though, is personal now. Or should be. Are there old college coaches or teammates? High school? Anyone?

A healthy person doesn’t say what Antonio Brown said on Monday, not in front of the children he claims to love. A healthy person doesn’t send it out to the world so people can see it.

Physically, he may be everything he’s always been, a world class athlete in nearly every measurable. 

There is more to health than physical though, and if non-professionals who witnessed this outburst can see obvious problems, can see the sadness, someone has to get him to a real doctor. 

Whether he realizes it or not, Antonio Brown is calling out for help. With every regrettable incident, the question increasingly becomes, can anyone get it to him?

 

 

So.... Get?

 

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:roll:

AB is done.  Hope he has a nice stack put away. No way anyone goes near him.  Not even mcdonalds would hire him

as far as the nfl being obligated to try and throw out a life line and help him...   im not against anyone getting help for their addiction/mental illness.  And if the nfl decides to make it a point to help AB thats great.  But their are plenty of people with the same illness(s) that deserve help more than he does 

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1 hour ago, ShakeThatMonkey said:

If there's one right thing the NFL can do, is keep this guy out of the league.

They don't do much right though so let's see them mess this one up. 

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"You white fish bowl”!

im using that line every chance i get.   

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