Antonio Brown asked for a resolution and he finally got one. He would be eligible to return after the team's eighth game. The NFL can extend Brown's suspension depending on what happens in Brown's civil suit, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. While the suspension certainly hurts, this is huge news for Brown as it means he will finally able to resume his National Football League career following a turbulent 2019. In the weeks following the start of this investigation, Brown continued to become more erratic although, after his arrest in January of 2020, he has significantly calmed down and has gotten help. Those allegations led to the NFL's investigation. The league meant to keep Brown on the commissioner's exempt list until it completed its investigation.
It was already considered a longshot that the Seahawks would sign Brown, but rumors persisted, in large part because Russell Wilson would advocate for it.
From 2011 to 2018, Brown was one of the best receivers in football. He began last season with the Raiders, now of Las Vegas, but was released before the season after clashing with the organization. Brown also argued with the league over wearing a new helmet. The woman cited a 2017 incident when she was working as an artist in his house, while Brown allegedly attacked the driver after an argument over fees; Brown later pleaded no contest to a battery charge. His quarterback, reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson, has lobbied for his signing.
If a team takes a shot on Brown, it could be Brown's last chance to stick in the NFL.
As part of the suspension, Brown was told to continue his program of counseling and treatment and fully cooperate with his clinicians. The infraction is officially designated as a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.