Roger Goodell says NFL wants to help Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown has not had many nice things to say about the NFL or commissioner Roger Goodell in recent months, but Goodell insists the league wants to help the star receiver.
Goodell was asked at his Super Bowl press conference about Brown and the ongoing investigation into the allegations against the free agent, and Goodell said Brown’s “well-being” is the NFL’s top priority at the moment.
“I think the first thing for all of us is to think about the well-being of Antonio (Brown).”
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“We want to help get him on the right track and get him in a position where he’s in a zone and he thinks he can be successful in life,” Goodell told reporters. “We are confident that can happen. We want to work to do that. From our standpoint, that’s the first step.”
Brown forced his way out of Oakland before the season began and then spent a very brief time with the New England Patriots, who released him after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. Since then, Brown has gone off the rails numerous times on social media and ripped the NFL for being “racist.”
More recently, Brown was charged with burglary with battery after he and his trainer allegedly attacked a moving truck driver.
Brown’s talent is undeniable, and it was not that long ago that several teams were said to have interest in signing him. Until he can prove the outbursts and erratic behavior are a thing of the past, he’s going to have a lot of trouble finding work in the NFL.