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Antonio Brown Posts Lengthy Apology On Instagram

Dec 6, 2019 3:13 PM

Antonio Brown posted a broad apology on Instagram, sparking speculation that an announcement about his status could be forthcoming from the NFL.

Brown met with NFL investigator 22 days ago about sexual assault allegations.

“First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended,” Brown wrote. “I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.”

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Josh Shaw Suspended Indefinitely For Gambling On NFL

Nov 30, 2019 11:58 AM

Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions during the 2019 season.

Shaw has not played a down this season for the Arizona Cardinals. He was put on injured reserve on Aug. 25 with a shoulder injury.

The NFL's investigation did not uncover any evidence that Shaw used inside information or that any game was compromised. 

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Suspension

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Myles Garrett Not Expected To Be Suspended For Start Of 2020 Season

Nov 24, 2019 3:23 PM

The NFL is hopeful and optimistic Myles Garrett will be reinstated and won't miss any games in 2020.

Garrett lost his appeal to have his indefinite suspension reduced.

The NFL has mandated that Garrett must meet with the commissioner's office during the offseason.

Garrett was suspended indefinitely and fined $45,623 for ripping the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and striking him in the head with it.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Suspension

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Patriots Not Interested In Re-Signing Antonio Brown

Nov 22, 2019 9:03 PM

While Antonio Brown could return to the NFL, he is unlikely to return to the New England Patriots.

The Patriots are in need of an upgrade at wide receiver, but the issues they had with Brown's off-the-field problems appear to make it a non-starter.

“It has more to do with the fact that, when he signed initially with the Patriots, they went through the exercise of, ‘OK, is anything gonna bubble up here? We gonna have an issue with anything?'” Tom Curran said. “And they were told ‘no,’ mainly because Drew Rosenhaus was under the feeling, I think, that they had it under control. The Britney Taylor situation was not going to explode on them, yet it did.”

Taylor filed a lawsuit on September 10th.

Brown’s answer and counterclaim suggests that he was aware of potential legal entanglements with Taylor as early as March.

“The Patriots view that as not necessarily disqualifying for Drew Rosenhaus going foward,” Curran said. “He was trying to do what was best, and he thought he had it under control, but he didn’t. And that’s what’s going to possibly happen with Antonio Brown. The Patriots don’t want that grenade to go off in their hand twice.”

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Antonio Brown Apologizes To Patriots, Robert Kraft

Nov 19, 2019 4:14 PM

Antonio Brown has apologized to the New England Patriots and Robert Kraft.

“All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization; sorry for the bad media and the drama!” wrote Brown on Instagram.

Brown met with NFL officials last week to discuss sexual assault allegations against him.

The Patriots cut Brown shortly before Week 3.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Mark Walton Charged With Battery Of Pregnant Woman, Released By Miami

Nov 19, 2019 12:05 PM

Mark Walton has been released by the Miami Dolphins after they were made aware of a police matter involving him.

Walton has been charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. Walton is accused of pushing her into a wall and punching her several times in her face and head. The woman is five weeks pregnant and Walton is the father.

Walton was through two games of a four-game league suspension for violating the NFL conduct and substance abuse policy relating to his three offseason arrests between January and March. He was released by the Cincinnati Bengals after these incidents, and the Dolphins gave him another chance, signing him in May.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Suspension, Waiver

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Antonio Brown Meets With NFL For Eight Hours

Nov 15, 2019 12:37 PM

Antonio Brown met with the NFL for approximately eight hours on Thursday to address sexual assault allegations against him.

Brown has denied the allegations.

The NFL had three representatives at the interview, which was led by Lisa Friel.

Brown is not expected to play again in 2019 barring a significant turn of events.

Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders on the eve of the season and by the New England Patriots after Week 2.

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Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Myles Garrett Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

Nov 15, 2019 11:58 AM

Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL with a minimum of at least the remainder of this regular season and playoffs.

Garrett ripped the helmet off Mason Rudolph and struck him in the head with it. 

The fight began when Rudolph was dragged to the ground by Garrett after throwing a pass. Rudolph appeared to discoed Garrett's helmet while both were on the ground.

"What I did was foolish, and I shouldn't allow myself to slip like that," Garrett said. "That's out of character, but a situation like that where it's an emotional game, and I allowed myself to fall into those emotions with what happened."

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Suspension

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Antonio Brown Will Meet With NFL Next Week

Nov 7, 2019 11:58 AM

Antonio Brown will meet with the NFL next week concerning accusations of sexually assaulting multiple women.

There are teams interested in signing Brown pending the resolution of the NFL's investigation. 

The NFL has been waiting to interview Brown until the majority of its investigation was complete.

Brown was released by the New England Patriots after Week 2.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Mark Walton Suspended Four Games For Offseason Arrests

Nov 5, 2019 7:52 AM

The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton for four games for violating the conduct and substance abuse policy.

Walton was arrested three times between January and March.

The Dolphins were in communication with the league and were aware that a suspension was looming before they traded Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals.

Walton has been Miami's starting running back recently.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Trent Brown Accused Of Multiple Acts Of Domestic Violence

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Saints' P.J. Williams Suspended For Two Games

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Michael Bennett Suspended One Game By Patriots

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Derek Carr: Vontaze Burfict's Ban Isn't Fair

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Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Remainder Of 2019

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Antonio Brown To File Up To Nine Grievances, Appeals

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Antonio Brown Calls Out Robert Kraft, Ben Roethlisberger

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Patriots 'Looking Into Some Things' On Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown Declined To Sign $2M Settlement With Britney Taylor

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NFL Won't Place Antonio Brown On Exempt List

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NFL Could Place Antonio Brown On Commissioner's Exempt List

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Antonio Brown Sued For Sexual Assault By Former Trainer

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Odell Beckham Jr. Plans To Keep Wearing $190k Watch In Games

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Antonio Brown Issues 'Emotional Apology' During Team Meeting

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Raiders To Suspend Antonio Brown

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Taylor Lewan Loses Appeal, Will Serve Four-Game PED Suspension

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Patrick Chung To Be Arraigned On Cocaine Possession Charge

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Brandon Copeland Suspended Four Games By NFL For PED Violation

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Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Charged For Incident In Vegas
Ezekiel Elliott allegedly knocked a security guard to the ground at a music festival.

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