Is the Antonio Brown domestic incident case closed?

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When the Raiders traded for receiver Antonio Brown, they assumed the risk of discipline arising from a January incident that resulted in Brown being accused of shoving the mother of one of his children to the ground. It’s still unclear whether anything will come of it.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that there are no updates in the case. Although presented as news that both the authorities and the NFL have closed the case, the more accurate characterization may be that there simply is no news.

Bouchette writes that a spokesman for the Hollywood, Fla. police department said via email that there is “nothing new in the case.” Likewise, the NFL provided a vague update to Bouchette: “We are aware of the matter and have been monitoring it,” a league spokesman told Bouchette. “No update.”

None of this means it’s over. The NFL won’t actively investigate situations like this until it’s clear that the legal process has ended. The police department explaining that there is “no news” doesn’t mean it’s over. It means there is no news.

Still, if the alleged victim isn’t pressing charges, she presumably won’t cooperate with the league, either. At the end of the day, there may simply be no evidence to support punishment for Brown, because there may be no way to get any of it.

For now, though, it seems premature to declare that Brown and the Raiders have nothing to worry about.

15 responses to “Is the Antonio Brown domestic incident case closed?

  1. “The NFL won’t actively investigate situations like this until it’s clear that the legal process has ended.”

    Since when? They’ve done so repeatedly the last few years without the “legal process ended”

  2. Small-market RB has a one-time incident with a stranger = 8 games

    Big-name superstar WR commits actual domestic violence against the mother of his child = silence.

  3. kevpft says:
    March 15, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    Small-market RB has a one-time incident with a stranger = 8 games

    Big-name superstar WR commits actual domestic violence against the mother of his child = silence.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Couldn’t have said it better sir. Spot on!

  4. Who cares? He is the Raiders problem now.
    Besides if the NFL was investigating, the fans and the media would criticize the investigation and any discipline (or lack thereof) that is handed down for AB.
    The same people who criticize the NFL’s internal disciplinary procedures and decisions have the audacity to criticize the NFL for NOT investigating. Which is it?
    Hypocrisy at its worst.

  5. Maybe De Smith, the NFLPA, AB, and AB’s agent have seen to it that the case “disappears” so that AB could get traded and PAID.
    Never forget that the NFLPA has a vested interest in ensuring that AB gets paid and they (NFLPA) will protect AB no matter what he does.

  6. Brown is a Raider now. That’s all that matters. Raiders’ fans are grinning from ear to ear. Good effort though, trying to let the air out of the balloon. Keep trying.

  7. It’s a domestic incident. Either she’s going to press charges or she isn’t. That doesn’t require a lot of investigation. If she were going to press charges, she likely would have done so by now. With no charges and no incendiary video, the league will let it quietly slip away.

  8. once again everybody here is a detective and has proven he is guilty.

    I remember when my friends g/f tried to kick him in the sack and he pushed her back ( she was drunk ) she fell on her behind and was embarased so she started screaming that he hit her. i saw the whole thing, he didnt do anything.

    but how quick things can turn away from what really happened.

    just like the tyreek hill thing, i hope we find out what really happened before judgment is passed. havnt we learned from the media that casting quick judgment without facts can hurt?

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