SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 8/28/20 11:19 AM

Brown's eight-game suspension could still be extended if the NFL obtains new evidence pertaining to violations of its personal conduct policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown has a Sept. 15 hearing for a civil suit based on a sexual assault accusation. The allegation has been public knowledge since last year, but it wasn't factored into Brown's eight-game suspension. It thus stands to reason that his ban could be extended if the civil suit brings about new information.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 7/31/20 2:32 PM

The NFL has suspended Brown eight games for violating the personal conduct policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Brown's suspension will begin Sept. 5 and run through Week 8 of the regular season or his team's eighth game (assuming he signs with a team). He should be able to participate in training camp if he signs within the next couple weeks.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Thu 7/30/20 12:07 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes Brown isn't eligible to sign with an NFL team at the moment, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harbaugh was responding to media inquiries after Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said he thought Brown would be a good fit in the Baltimore locker room. Brown's history of contentious relationships with teammates might seem to suggest otherwise, but the real issue is an ongoing investigation into a series of off-field incidents from the past year. Brown likely will be suspended once the NFL concludes its investigation.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 7/3/20 9:18 AM

Brown and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are interested in playing together, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garafolo reports other star quarterbacks -- including Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson -- are hoping their teams will sign the veteran wideout. Previous reports suggested the Buccaneers and Ravens weren't likely to sign Brown, but Seattle could be a fit. Garafolo believes the Seahawks aren't likely to sign Brown until the NFL completes its investigation into his series of off-field incidents. A suspension is widely expected, potentially costing him half the season or more. Brown will turn 32 on July 10.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Thu 6/25/20 9:52 AM

Brown isn't likely to sign with the Ravens, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anderson says the Ravens haven't had earnest discussions about the possibility of signing the veteran wideout. NFL Network's Michael Silver had recently mentioned Seattle and Baltimore as potential destinations for Brown, who likely will face a lengthy suspension for off-field conduct if he ends up signing with an NFL team.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Tue 6/23/20 4:31 PM2 Comments

Per NFL Network's Michael Silver, the Seahawks and Ravens are reportedly having internal discussions about potentially adding Brown at some point down the road, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the time being, however, Brown, who was released by the Patriots last September, is under investigation by the NFL for his off-field conduct and could potentially face league discipline. With that in mind, Silver speculates that Brown may be facing a suspension of "about half a season."

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 6/12/20 4:47 PM17 Comments

After pleading no contest to burglary and battery charges stemming from a January incident in Florida, Brown has been ordered to serve two years of probation and complete 100 hours of community service, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Cameron Wolfe, Brown has also been instructed to undergo a mandatory psychological evaluation and attend a 13-week anger management program as part of his plea. Brown, who has been out of the NFL since the Patriots released him last September, hopes to return to the league in 2020, but at this time his status remains under review.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Sat 4/4/20 11:24 AM6 Comments

The state of Florida has issued three formal charges to Brown stemming from January's alleged assault of a delivery truck driver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. He was charged with felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

EDGE Analysis

This begins what is expected to be a rather lengthy legal process. The NFL is expected to review the findings and provide its own discipline should Brown ultimately continue his NFL career.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 3/27/20 11:15 AM1 Comment

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Brown wouldn't be a fit with the team, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tom Brady reportedly had interest in bringing Brown to his next NFL stop, but Arians was quick to shut down the rumors, noting that he knows the wide receiver (from their time together in Pittsburgh) and doesn't think he'd be a good fit in the Bucs' locker room. It isn't even clear that Brown will be allowed to play in the NFL in 2020, due to his recent track record of off-field problems, per Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports. The 31-year-old wide receiver made one appearance for the Patriots in 2019.

SUSAntonio Brown
WR FA
Fri 1/24/20 9:49 AM

Brown was granted bail at his hearing Friday morning and had his bond set at $110,000 for three charges, including felony burglary with battery. He will be monitored via GPS, must go through drug/alcohol testing, and undergo a mental health evaluation, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both arrested this week stemming from an incident with the driver of a moving truck at Brown's home in Hollywood, Fla. According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, a lengthy process is expected given the severity of the charges.