Brown suspended 8 games for personal conduct policy violations

NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. via video link Friday Jan. 24 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond

NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. via video link Friday Jan. 24 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond

It took the National Football League long enough but it appears they have completed the investigation into former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has received an eight-game suspension without pay for multiple violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday.

Brown played in only one game last season - Week 2 for the New England Patriots - due to problems off the field.

There are conflicting reports but it is believed that Brown's suspension begins week One but could be extended beyond that if any further violations are found during that time.

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The 32-year-old Brown's suspension will begin Week 1, even if Brown is not on an National Football League team. In the weeks following the start of this investigation, Brown continued to become more erratic although, after his arrest in January of 2020, he has significantly calmed down and has gotten help. Those allegations led to the NFL's investigation.

Now a free agent, Brown's suspension takes effect Week 1, regardless of whether he's on a roster. The Washington Post's Robert Klemko adds that the suspension, which was made under the league's personal conduct policy, will begin whenever Brown signs with a new team.

"As part of the discipline, Brown was directed to continue his programofcounseling and treatment, and that he is expected fully to cooperate with his clinicians".

Despite that, Brown has draw interest from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

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