WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Former NFL player Antonio Brown seemed to indicate that his football days are far from over on a recent IG post.
- Brown claimed that he had complied with all the NFL requirements, yet the league did not update him of what to do next.
- The move was not Brown’s first retirement as he already made a similar move last year but walked back to the league after four days.
Following his second retirement announcement from football, Antonio Brown gave the impression that he wants to go back to the league, again.
The organization’s most infamous free agent published on Instagram a message directly addressed to the NFL, asking the league about his status as he would attempt to find a new team. The IG post was only two days after Brown proclaimed that he’d leave football for the second time after he announced last year.
In the Instagram post, Brown claimed he followed all probing procedures and cooperated with the league’s authorized therapists, but he hasn’t received any update from NFL if he is still allowed to sign with any team.
Brown attached in his post footage of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explaining to reporters during the Super Bowl LIV that the organization wishes to Brown receive all the necessary mental help he needs.
The free-agent added that he conformed with NFL’s requirements, and yet his career was still hanging since he can’t move to other teams without the league’s update.
Brown implied that he is not ready to leave football if the IG post is the basis. On an earlier Twitter post on Monday, though, he appeared to announce his NFL days came to an end.
The post was not taken seriously by fans as Brown had made a similar move in September last year and returned four days later.
This time, though, Brown only waited two days before indicating that he wanted to be signed back in. The question, though, is if the NFL would want to get him again.
The former wide receiver’s last game was when he was still with the New England Patriots, a short shift that lasted after the second week of last season.
The last time Brown was with a team, he has been involved in a series of misbehavior such as rape, beating up a truck driver, and was notoriously offend the NFL many times. The league, however, remained lenient all through of ill even since the Patriots released him.
As a response, though, the NFL dealt with Brown by discouraging any team from signing him by warning to put him on the commissioner’s exempt record should he join a group. In summary, if any club signs him without the NFL’s consent, he will not be allowed to play even if he’s getting paid.
Assuming that Brown does retire, he would possibly pursue to get into a team, but the decision will still be up to the NFL.