Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has urged the NFL to finish its investigation into his conduct so he has some clarity as his goal is to return to the league. Brown, who last played for the New England Patriots in September 2019, was waived after just one game as the team decided to split ways after sexual assault allegations were brought against the wide receiver.
In early September, two-time NFL receiving yards leader Brown was accused of raping his former trainer in a civil lawsuit and since then his NFL career has been put on hold. In November, seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brown met with the NFL officials to address sexual assault allegations against him.
Since then, the NFL has been investigating him under its personal conduct policy following a lawsuit filed by his former trainer that alleges that she was sexually assaulted by the wide receiver on multiple occasions. "The fact that you refuse to provide a deadline and the reason for the fact you won't resolve your investigations is completely unacceptable," Brown wrote in an Instagram post.
"I demand you provide me clarity on this situation immediately if you really care about my wellbeing. My legal team continues to ask and you provide no answers. How is it that the league can just drag it's feet on any investigation it chooses on players and we just have to sit there in limbo?"
Brown suggests some teams are awaiting on results of his investigation
Brown has been one of the best players wide receivers over the last decade but his off court issues have been left him without a team.
The 32-year-old wants to return to the league but until the league finishes his investigation he won't be able to play. "Need an update so I can talk to these teams properly," he wrote. "They're waiting on you NFL, let's get this thing moving!
We've got history to make!" Just a few days ago, it appeared that Brown was done with professional football. "Is it time to walk away I done everything in the game? Brown wrote on Twitter. "At this point the risk is greater than the reward thank you everyone who been part of this journey i sincerely thank you for everything! life goes on 84! "I came i saw i conquered mission complete Call God."