Antonio Brown awaits National Football League investigation, but Roger Goodell’s in no hurry

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2019

Antonio Brown has been very clear about his desire to return to the National Football League since being released by the New England Patriots in September.

With the Miami Dolphins appearing to position themselves to secure the first overall pick in next year's draft, Goodell was asked whether the league would consider instituting a draft lottery to disincentivize losing.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference after the NFL Fall league meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "I will probably be getting an update when I get back to NY, but our folks have been working diligently on that, going through materials". Our folks have been working diligently at that. "When we reach a conclusion, I'll obviously let you know".

The NFL is now looking into accusations against Brown that include a sexual assault lawsuit in Florida and intimidating text messages he sent to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct revealed in a Sports Illustrated piece that ran on Septemper 19.

The now-free agent was first accused in a civil lawsuit filed in Florida of sexually assaulting and raping a former trainer on three separate occasions between 2017 and 2018 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Just as Brown's tweet was likely directed at the NFL, Goodell seemed to be speaking in part to the receiver as well.

With the investigation ongoing, National Football League teams won't want to sign Brown until they know he is completely in the clear.

Brown also has filed eight specific grievances with the Oakland Raiders and Patriots, seeking to recoup almost $40 million in fines, salary and signing bonuses. It all started when Brown began to get on the nerves of the Oakland Raiders, who ended up releasing him from the team entirely. "They still gotta pay me, so might as well let me earn it".

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