There apparently won’t be a quick landing spot for Antonio Brown, this time

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The demand for Antonio Brown isn’t what it was two weeks ago.

With a civil lawsuit and an NFL investigation clouding his short-term and long-term availability, no one is clamoring to become Brown’s fourth employer of the 2019 calendar year.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN on Saturday night that he has spoken with “a few teams that are interested” in Brown. However, those teams “want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation.”

Because the league won’t put Brown on paid leave unless and until he’s on a team, any team that signs Brown runs the risk of paying him to not play. As explained on Saturday, that wouldn’t cost much on a per-week basis (if he gets a minimum-salary deal), and it would secure dibs on Brown once his legal and league entanglements have been resolved.

With no criminal charges pending or expected against Brown, someone may eventually decide to roll the dice. Again, all it takes is one team to take the chance; the better the player, the more likely that someone will yield to the temptation that comes from supreme talent.

10 responses to “There apparently won’t be a quick landing spot for Antonio Brown, this time

  1. If all it takes is an accusation to rid a player from a sport, it’s over. Bookies/Mafia will own the NFL by determining what players can and cannot play by paying women to make allegations.

    With that said, Brown would not have been cut if he didn’t text his accuser. That’s all on him.

  2. There’s one major issue here: text messages

    Yeah, AB is a piece of crap, but why is the NFL saying they refuse to punish until he’s on somebody’s roster? What a terrible precedent to set!

    They let Tyreek skate on charges for the woman he admitted to beating?

  3. Agree that accusations alone should not condemn his tenure. It is the texts that did him in to both women; in addition to publishing the children’s photos online. NFL needs to convey that behavior like that is unacceptable with strong swift actions regardless of whether he is on a team or not.

  4. Just reading his first emails that were totally disgusting, in the civil suit and then running down the women with harassment and bulling along with comment of her children is enough to question any organization that would even look at brown.

  5. There’s a quick landing spot for AB. It’s called the football player scrap-heap reserved for loons & malcontents!

  6. I have to thank this clown for removing himself from ever playing again. He has been a worthless man for his entire adult life and a cancer to any team for that long as well. He is the kind of player who should never have been employed because nothing we have seen to date is new – he’s always been an arrogant, selfish, distraction that subtracts from a team instead of adds him.

    The fact is a guy with half his talent is four times the contributor to a team in any season.

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