Antonio Brown Antonio Brown received an octagonal suspension without paying for repeated violations of the NFL’s policy of personal conduct, the league announced on Friday.
Brown was the subject of an NFL investigation after it was claimed in a lawsuit filed by his former coach that Brown had repeatedly sexually assaulted her. Brown was also accused of sexual misconduct in his home by an artist who worked there in 2017.
The broadcaster said his sexual relationship with the coach was consensual, and Brown met with the NFL in November as part of an investigation.
Announcing the suspension, the NFL said Brown was directed to continue counseling and treatment. The league also said any further violations were likely to lead to stricter discipline.
Brown last played for the New England Patriots in September 2019. The Patriots released him a week later, and he has not been signed by the team since.
If Brown signs with the team before the regular season, he will be allowed to participate in pre-season events. The suspension will take effect after the registry is finalized on September 5, and he will have the right to return after the team has played eight games.