Free-agent extensive receiver Antonio Brown has obtained an eight-game suspension with out pay for a number of violations of the NFL’s private conduct coverage, the league introduced Friday.
Brown had been the topic of an NFL investigation after a lawsuit filed by his former coach alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Brown on a number of events. Brown additionally was accused of sexual misconduct at his house by an artist who was working there in 2017.
The extensive receiver has mentioned his sexual relationship with the coach was consensual, and Brown met with the NFL in November as a part of the investigation.
In asserting the suspension, the NFL mentioned that Brown was directed to proceed counseling and remedy. The league additionally mentioned that any additional violations would possible end in harsher self-discipline.
Brown final performed for the New England Patriots in September 2019. The Patriots launched him one week later, and he hasn’t been signed by a workforce since.
If Brown indicators with a workforce earlier than the common season, he can be allowed to take part in preseason actions. The suspension would take impact after the ultimate roster discount Sept. 5, and he can be eligible to return after the workforce performs eight video games.