Free agent broad receiver Antonio Brown is scheduled to satisfy with NFL investigators subsequent week, in response to an individual accustomed to the scenario.
The assembly between Brown and league representatives is to happen subsequent Thursday, in response to that particular person, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of the NFL has made no formal announcement concerning the interview.
The league is “not even close” to creating a ruling about Brown’s enjoying standing, in response to that particular person, who added that NFL investigators are prone to need to comply with up on statements made by Brown and maybe could have additional interviews with different witnesses.
The NFL declined to remark by a spokesman. Next week’s assembly was first reported by ESPN.
Brown stated in a social media publish Thursday that he’s being handled unfairly by the league, however later reversed course in one other public message.
“Imagine conforming to a system giving it a 100 percent to see them treat me like this . . . unfairly!” Brown initially wrote on Twitter. “Making money off my sweat and blood.”
Brown additionally used profanities to write down that he’ll “never play” within the NFL. He wrote that the league “treat[s] black people the worse!” and stated he’s looking for to “[c]lear my name.”
By Thursday afternoon, Brown had walked again his earlier feedback.
“I’m just very frustrated right now with the false allegations and slander to my name,” he tweeted. “I love football and I miss it. I just want to play and I’m very emotional about that. I’m determined to make my way back to the NFL asap[.]”
The league has been investigating allegations of rape, sexual assault and sending threatening textual content messages made in opposition to Brown by two girls. He faces doable disciplinary motion by the NFL beneath its private conduct coverage.
The league additionally stated when Brown was launched by the New England Patriots in September that it might think about placing him on paid administrative depart through placement on the commissioner’s exempt checklist if he’s signed by a workforce. If he’s on that checklist, Brown could be paid by his workforce however could be ineligible to take part in practices or attend video games.
That checklist is designed for use till the NFL comes to a decision a couple of doable suspension with out pay beneath the non-public conduct coverage. There has been hypothesis that a number of groups could be excited about signing Brown as soon as his enjoying standing is resolved.
He was accused of rape and sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former school classmate who labored for him as a coach, Britney Taylor. Brown denied the allegations by his lawyer and has not been charged with against the law.
Another lady accused Brown of sending threatening textual content messages to her. That lady stated Brown employed her to color a mural in his house however lower off contact together with her after she ignored his undesirable sexual advance.
Brown performed in a single sport for the Patriots, who signed him after he was launched by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders obtained Brown in an offseason commerce with the Pittsburgh Steelers however launched him, at Brown’s request, simply earlier than the season after a sequence of incidents.
He missed time due to accidents to his ft sustained whereas present process cryotherapy remedies and whereas pursuing two failed grievances in opposition to the NFL looking for to be permitted to put on a helmet less than the league’s security requirements. He was additionally fined by the Raiders for a practice-field verbal confrontation with General Manager Mike Mayock.
Brown has filed grievances trying to pressure the Raiders and Patriots to make practically $40 million in funds to him, withheld by the groups based mostly on his conduct, beneath the phrases of his contracts.