Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is said to want Antonio Brown on his team. However, an expected suspension for the talented receiver reportedly makes that rumor meaningless at this time.
Peter King, appearing on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” shared that a suspension is likely coming for Brown (via B/R Gridiron). He also said that any team that wants to sign the former All-Pro receiver would do so with the postseason in mind.
Undeniably talented, Brown has a troubling trend of off-field incidents that he has yet to face consequences for.
Antonio Brown was recently charged with assault
Back in January of this year, Brown allegedly assaulted a delivery driver outside of his Florida home.
Per ESPN, Brown “faces felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges, according to a Broward County court document.”
Antonio Brown still being investigated by the NFL
Brown is currently under investigation by the NFL for two separate allegations of sexual misconduct. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has already made it clear any team that signs Brown could see him land on the commissioner’s exempt list.
Last year, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders. There, he had a string of bizarre incidents that ultimately led to his release. Brown then signed with the New England Patriots but was released after just two short weeks.
Antonio Brown has stats that could lead teams to ignore his off-field isues
When it comes to pure talent and the ability to produce on game days, few can compare to Brown. A former sixth-round pick out of Central Michigan, he turned himself into one of the NFL’s most lethal weapons.
Spending his first nine seasons as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown earned seven Pro Bowl bids and was a four-time First-team All-Pro. He has appeared in 131 regular-season games, catching 841 passes for 11,263 yards and 75 touchdowns. In 10 postseason games, Brown has caught 51 passes for 871 yards and four touchdowns.
This kind of talent doesn’t grow on trees. With that in mind, don’t be surprised if some team ultimately does decide it’s worth the risk to sign Brown. Even if he is expected to be suspended whenever his investigation is complete.