We’re halfway through the NFL season, and it’s becoming pretty clear that Antonio Brown might have to wait until 2020 to play football again.
Brown spent just over a week with the New England Patriots before being released for the second time this year. The front office part ways with him due to sexual assault allegations that came out in September.
The NFL decided that it would investigate this situation involving Brown. Until the league concludes its investigation, the All-Pro wideout isn’t eligible to play.
Patience is running thin for Brown, who called out the league on Twitter. However, it doesn’t sound like his words on social media will expedite the investigation process at all.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Brown is basically suspended without pay since the league hasn’t interviewed him yet.
Once they get through that part of the investigation process, the NFL can decide how to punish Brown – if they believe the allegations are true.
The NFL has yet to interview Brown, which will be perhaps the most important step in reaching a conclusion as to whether he officially should be suspended without pay. The problem for Brown is that the league’s refusal to say whether he’d be placed on paid leave if signed, coupled with the lingering investigation, puts him on suspension without pay.
It doesn’t sound like this situation will be going away anytime soon.
Judging off his recent Twitter activity, Brown isn’t happy about how the league is handling his investigation.