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Monday, March 30, 2020

NFL front office member on Antonio Brown: ‘I have to think that he is done’

Antonio Brown

Is Antonio Brown’s NFL career over? For now, some around the league may believe so.

During an appearance on NFL Network shortly after news of the New England Patriots releasing Brown was publicized, reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala said she was told by a current NFL front office member that he believes Brown is done.

“I have already received a message from somebody in the front office of a team that was indeed interested in him and did sort of engage in some conversations with the Steelers, and this member of the front office said to me, ‘I have to think that he is done.’ And he also said all the behavior that we have seen over the course of the last six months has been Antonio Brown crying out for help,” Kinkhabwala reported.

Brown has been dumped by three times since March. He was traded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, released by the Oakland Raiders, and released by the Patriots. He was sued by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the receiver three times from 2017-2018. A followup story by SI published on Monday included new allegations including one of sexual misconduct by Brown against another woman. Brown sent harassing text messages to the woman on Wednesday night while he was a member of the Patriots, something the league is investigating.

In response to Brown’s release by the Patriots, Pete Carroll indicated the Seahawks are not interested in signing the receiver. Rams head coach Sean McVay indicated his team is set at the wide receiver position.

During an appearance on ESPN, Adam Schefter described the situation as Brown’s “career on hold. It may be over.” Agent Drew Rosenhaus says Brown is hoping to find a new team soon.

Brown seems unlikely to play this season. If he settles his lawsuits, perhaps things will change next year.

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