NFL Issues 8-Game Suspension to Antonio Brown

Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 43-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL suspended free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown for eight games after he violated the league’s personal conduct policy on Friday.

Brown has been directed to continue counseling and treatment and any more violations would result in harsher discipline. He had been investigated by the NFL after his former trainer claimed that he had sexually assaulted her. The receiver says that his relationship with his trainer was consensual.

Brown played one game with the New England Patriots last year. The Patriots released him one week later and he hasn’t signed with a team since.

If Brown signs with a team before the regular season, he would be able to participate in preseason activities. The suspension starts on Sept. 5.

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