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Antonio Brown pens apology for ‘inexcusable’ behavior, hints at another chance in the NFL

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown took to his Instagram account Friday to send out an apology for his “inexcusable” behavior to friends, family and anyone who he offended.

Here’s what Brown wrote on his account:

“First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. 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.”

Brown admitted he did not “handle those challenges” the way he should have and promised to work as hard as he can to “show the world how much I appreciate another chance.

Currently still under investigation by the NFL for multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, Brown has been a roller coaster on social media for months.

He was rarely a camp participant during his wild tenure with the Oakland Raiders, then lasted less than two weeks with the New England Patriots before his off-field troubles caught up with him again.

The hint of “another chance” could mean that Brown has learned some information about that investigation and knows a team (or teams) is interested. When he’s focused on football, Brown is undeniably one of the best players the NFL has to offer.

It’s going to be fascinating to see what comes next for the enigmatic star.