PITTSBURGH, Pa.- Antonio “AB” Brown, infamous wide receiver and former Pittsburgh Steeler, given an eight-game suspension due to personal misconduct if he signs with another team.
The NFL announced, yesterday, August 1, that Brown’s suspensions are due to his off-field activity, which include sexual allegations made back during the beginning of the 2019 season. The misconduct caused his release from the Patriots during the second week of the regular 2019 season. In 2020, he also received battery and burglary charges that he pleaded no contest too back in June, receiving two years of probation and 100 hours of community service as a result.
“I am thankful and grateful for this opportunity to play a game that I truly love, and I look forward to joining a new team soon,” Brown wrote on his Instagram on Friday.
With news of his return, football fans from all over, wonder what team will end up signing Brown.
Which team will Brown go to?
Brown’s return as a free agent stunned fans on Friday. However, the question they have now is, who will pick up the infamous wide receiver?
Brown had previously made announcements on July 20 on Twitter that implied he was retiring from the NFL for good, tweeting “At this point, the risk is greater than the reward, thank you, everyone, who been part of this journey.”
However, a week after making this announcement, he demanded the NFL to announce his status, in an Instagram post.
“I think he will go to a team like Baltimore, because of his connections with the team.” Local fan, Josh Keefer said to TGH. Keefe added that Brown’s cousin, Marquise Brown, might be a deciding factor if the Ravens sign him. “He’ll be utilized, but I don’t see him being a key factor with any team’s performance,” Keefe added.
Keefe also told TGH that he won’t be surprised if Brown became a second-string receiver or a “one and done” player, referring to his short time as a New England Patriot.
Lamar Jackson, the quarterback of the Ravens, told reporters that he hopes Brown would sign with the Ravens.
Despite the eight-game suspension, Brown can participate in preseason activities with other teams. Brown has yet to sign with any NFL team as of August 1.
The eight-game suspension begins during the first week of the 2020 season, whether Brown signs or not.
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