Days after completing his interview with the NFL, Antonio Brown tweeted an apology to the Patriots and Robert Kraft — parties he previously criticized and parties against whom he’s filed grievances. But some optimism may now exist on the Brown front.
The veteran wide receiver is hopeful he will be given a green light to return to the league before the season ends, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. Brown has enjoyed a historically drama-filled year but has obviously displayed Hall of Fame-level talent when on the field.
NFL punishment for the sexual misconduct allegations multiple women made against Brown could still come, and clarity is not expected before this weekend’s games. The league could hand down a suspension that prevents Brown from coming back in 2019, but there’s a chance that does not happen and the All-Pro talent will be eligible to play at some point down the stretch.
The Seahawks expressed interest in Brown recently, but with a possible ban looming, the team instead claimed Josh Gordon. While Brown’s 2019 actions have made him one of the most unreliable assets in NFL history, his talent may still entice a team to give him another chance.
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