Antonio Brown accepts suspension, won’t appeal

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Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Earlier Friday, the NFL announced it has suspended Brown for eight games for multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy.

His suspension begins Week One, regardless if Brown is on a roster. It will last through Week Eight (if not signed) or his team’s eighth game (if signed).

The league could extend Brown’s suspension if further violations are found related to an ongoing civil suit in Florida, according to Pelissero.

Brown’s suspension stems from an accusation that Brown harassed a woman who went public with concerns about Brown’s behavior and a no contest plea to burglary and battery charges from a January incident in Florida.

Brown has not played since Sept. 15, the only game he played for the Patriots and the only game he played last season.

UPDATE 9:40 P.M. ET: Brown’s agent, Ed Wasielewski, confirmed the news in a tweet, adding, “He is excited to resume his outstanding football career and is looking forward to playing in the 2020 season.”

42 responses to “Antonio Brown accepts suspension, won’t appeal

  1. Who cares. Didn’t this imbecile tell everyone he retired? Of course he told everyone he was going back to C. Michigan to take college classes which lasted a week so who knows

  2. Possibly the first smart thing has done over the last few years. Perhaps it will be a trend.

  3. “Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal”.

    Uhhhh, you think?! He is extremely lucky the suspension wasn’t for an entire season, and it could have been even more than 8 games (it should have been, IMHO), and most people would have been just fine with him missing 16 games, or even more. He is one guy who would have been a prime candidate for a permanent ban.

    The guy is a cancer on and off the field. He was great on the field, but there is much more to life than simply catching a ball on a football field.

  4. You can say who cares all you want because most of you are too dumb to read between the lines. This is the first step towards a team signing him. He’s an annoying bonehead that we all wish would shut up and go away, true, but he’s talented as all hell so teams will be willing to take a shot on that especially now that his availability is potentially much clearer

  5. I think he’s dead broke and can no longer afford a lawyer. Suspensions almost always are reduced on appeal and he also stopped defending the lawsuit over him damaging his apartment and a good lawyer can almost always get the damages reduced in those cases simply by arguing depreciated actual costs versus the brand new replacement costs the landlord will always be seeking.

  6. Eight games huh?

    So, Brown will come back smack dab in the middle of the season and sign with a contender. Brown will be on his best behavior for the first month, say and do all the right things. Then completely meltdown for the last part of the season, throwing the team in turmoil, causing a first round exit.

    Seems about par for the course.

  7. “Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal”……..

    ……………..until he doesn’t

  8. I thought he retired so what reason does he have to appeal anything? The whole thing seems moot to me

  9. Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft will give him a contract so he can play for them late in the regular season and into the playoffs. New England is in dire need of a quality receiver!

  10. Will be interesting to see if he actually tries to be reinstated and play with a team like the Ravens.

  11. Give him a day and he will re/re/re/re-tire! This dude is a joke and he will EXPLODE once his current pending litigation goes to trial and the NFL suspends him AGAIN

  12. Someone will sign him for the playoff push in fear someone will sign him for the playoff push

  13. Good point.

    I don’t think that any player should be suspended for using cannabis. It’s legal in many states and it sure is not performance enhancing.

    SO Brown gets to come back in 8 weeks…after all of the trouble he caused in the NFL and the assault cases, but Gregory can’t?


  14. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    July 31, 2020 at 6:29 pm
    You heard it here first … he will join Jaguars after wk 8 …
    Do you think they want to have a chance to win any games this season?
    With the 1st pick in the 2021 draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Trever Lawrence, quarterback, Clemson.

  15. He actually has never been convicted of any crime in the court system. 14 games is a pretty harsh system if our beliefs in American justice system is considered. However, being a moron/scumbag and likelihood of what he actually did do it’ probably fair.

  16. kevpft says:
    July 31, 2020 at 6:07 pm
    Possibly the first smart thing has done over the last few years. Perhaps it will be a trend.
    How smart is it really? If he is retired, why does he even have to say that he won’t appeal a suspension that wouldn’t affect a retired player anyway.

  17. with that suspension, all he is facing now is a civil lawsuit aimed at his money, and for which he did counter suit for good reasons. This ridiculous case may take years to close
    So we’re left with a clown, with a very bad public image, who hopefully did some soul searching.
    The fact he did not appeal might be a sign of that. He deserves another chance, and I hope it’s in Seattle.
    P. Scriptum: by the way, he did not deserve to be waved by NE, not one bit.

  18. The strange and sad truth is that he can really help a team if he stays focused. When on the field he’s almost unstoppable.

  19. I’m not sure he had much choice, considering there may very well be further punishment. Still think he’s done though. He hasn’t played for the best part of a year, and younger, cheaper and faster coming up fast on the rails.

  20. Today: Antonio Brown accepts suspension, will not appeal.

    Tomorrow: Antonio Brown went on a Twitter meltdown, insulting Roger Goodell over his suspension and vows to appeal.

    Day after: Antonio Brown apologized to Roger Goodell and the NFL, will not appeal his suspension.

    Day after that: Antonio Brown has retired from the NFL.

    Yeah, we’ve seen this movie before.

  21. Brown accepts his suspension and won’t appeal! Good for him!! (Of course, he DOES have a reputation of changing his mind every 20 minutes, so we’ll see how he feels tonight)

  22. JoeyDynamite says:
    July 31, 2020 at 8:22 pm
    Mister Big Chest’s last meaningful game was 2 years ago in 2018….32 years old.

    not exactly. AB last meaningful game was last year with the Patriots.

  23. JoeyDynamite says:
    July 31, 2020 at 8:22 pm
    Mister Big Chest’s last meaningful game was 2 years ago in 2018….32 years old.

    14 receptions, 185 yards, 2 touchdowns in the game you referenced. Call him what you want – and he deserves every bit of it – but he’s still a top 5 WR in terms of ability.

  24. chief4ever says:
    July 31, 2020 at 10:08 pm
    Perhaps I am mistaken. I thought suspensions for free agents didn’t start until they were signed somewhere.

    You are mistaken

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