Troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown has had one of the most complex and fascinating offseasons any player has endured in recent memory, but he seems ready to put all of that behind him now.
Of course, Brown’s offseason started with getting dealt to the Oakland Raiders, a relationship that went south in a hurry thanks to frostbitten feet, a helmet dispute, an altercation with the team GM and a number of fines. Brown would ultimately get cut and sign with New England and now, we may finally be able to see Antonio Brown get back on to the football field. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Michael Giardi, Brown will make the trip with the Patriots to Miami and is expected to suit up for his first regular-season action of the season.
Antonio Brown is making the trip to Miami #Patriots
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 14, 2019
Making the trip, expected to play. Will be a fascinating situation to watch https://t.co/dQktXUcp7L
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2019
Brown was suspended by the Oakland Raiders for their season opener thanks to a disagreement he had with GM Mike Mayock that reportedly nearly turned physical. The root of the disagreement came earlier that morning when AB posted a letter from the Raiders detailing his fines to his Instagram account.
However, Brown’s ‘suspension’ never even came to fruition, as he was ultimately released by the Oakland Raiders prior to their first game. The drama didn’t end there for Brown, though. A day after signing a one-year deal with New England, Brown’s former college classmate and physical trainer accused the wide receiver of three separate incidents of sexual abuse including rape.
Many thought Brown would end up on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s exempt list as the NFL looked into the latest allegations but Goodell decided against it, opening the door for Brown to finally make his season debut this Sunday. Brown and the Patriots will travel to Hard Rock Stadium in Brown’s hometown of Miami for a 1:00 ET divisional showdown with the Dolphins.