Table of Contents
Section 1: More Antonio Antics
Section 2: The NFL reinstated Brown without knowledge of the alleged incident
Section 3: NFL requires players to report incidents
Section 4: My Opinion
More Antonio Antics
Things seemed to be turning around for Antonio Brown after he was picked up by the Buccaneers to play alongside Tom Brady. Brady and Brown both played together for a very short amount of time while on the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, for Brown, like most good things that come his way he finds an even better way to jeopardize a golden opportunity. On Monday there was news that AB was accused of destroying a security camera and throwing a bicycle at a security shack. These events were reported to have happened at his gated Florida community.
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This incident allegedly happened on October 15th, 2020 before he signed with the Tampa Bay Baccaneers. On Tuesday the news was broken to the NFL about his violent outburst. The NFL was not aware of this incident and AB could face further troubles with his team if he is found in violation of committing these acts of violence.
The NFL reinstated Brown without knowledge of the alleged incident
Tom Pelissero reported that “the league wasn’t aware of the incident before reinstating Brown.” The NFL VP of communications Brian McCarthy told the Tampa Bay Times that “the league reviews any such incident of this kind.”
This is bad news for Antonio Brown, who can’t manage to stay on a team for long before getting let go by the team. AB’s actions could result in further discipline for violating the league’s conduct policy.
AB was unable to play the first half of the season after getting a temporary ban for pleading no contest to charges of burglary and battery. The current rape allegations and sexual misconduct allegations against Brown by a former trainer did not have anything to do with his suspension. That case has yet to go to court.
NFL requires players to report incidents
Brown has had some luck on his side these past couple of years. AB ended up not being charged in the latest alleged incident. The accuser has declined to press any charges against the superstar, fearing he may retaliate against her employees. The NFL isnt necessarily concerned so much with that.
The decision to reinstate AB was before any mention of an alleged security camera incident took place. AB isn’t off the hook yet as the league’s conduct policy gives them many ways to discipline the players. NFL players are to report incidents to the team regardless of if arrests were made or not. So yet again, Brown may have put his entire career in jeopardy. Worst of all this maybe for the last time since he failed to report the alleged security camera incident to the league.
AB’s fate is now up to the league with how they want to handle one of their most troublesome players.
Antonio Brown has always been a good player that can help teams win big games. That being said he is far from being able to appropriately handle his anger on and off the field. This has cost Brown tens of thousands of dollars in lawyer fees, million-dollar football contracts he has missed out on, public embarrassment of his teammates and fans who support him. Brown seems to be very selfish and doesn’t seem to care since he can find another door or another team to be on. This luck for AB has almost run out, seeing as most teams don’t want to waste their time on him since they can almost guarantee within a few weeks major drama will follow. Brown may be the biggest sports liability walking in the NFL with more potential disciple misconduct coming his way.
Before Brown should be able to return to any kind of football he needs to be psychologically evaluated. Brown has been on a vicious cycle downward and he seems to take any team he is on with him. Once Brown has been evaluated and cleared he needs to seek out anger management assistance. Brown’s temper has cost him big time and each time only ends up getting him into further legal troubles that ruin any potential chance of a successful football career.
Hopefully, things will start to get better for Brown. Sadly, I don’t think Brown will understand the depth of his decisions until he is officially banned from the NFL for good and sitting in a jail cell for several years.
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Tony Steiner – 11/18/2020