Antonio Brown Getting Reinstated, Signing With Seahawks?
Antonio Brown is getting reinstated by the NFL and cleared to play at some point before the next football season commences. The only remaining question at this stage is, will he sign with the Seattle Seahawks once he is free to do so?
Brown has been out of the league since getting cut by the New England Patriots in late 2019. The move was made as a result of sexual assault allegations against him. It topped off something of a turbulent calendar year that saw him getting traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the then-Oakland Raiders, only to be released without playing a single outing for them, and then subsequently getting signed by New England.
This week, Brown released a public Instagram message in which he called on Commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him.
“I have complied with each and every ask of your investigations throughout the past 11 months,” he wrote on Instagram.
“You have had access to all of my phones, you know what the deal is in each and every situation that the media has distorted. I have been seeing the therapist you asked me to, I have worked on all aspects of my life this past year and have become a better man because of it.
“The fact that you refuse to provide a deadline and the reason for the fact you won’t resolve your investigations is completely unacceptable. 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,” he continued.
“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? Need an update so I can talk to these teams properly, they’re waiting on you @nfl let’s get this thing moving! We’ve got history to make!!”
Goodell will likely reinstate Brown at some point before the NFL season begins. The question then becomes: where will he sign?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Tom Brady would make a lot of sense given the pair’s strong relationship – but head coach Bruce Arians absolutely despises him. So that likely won’t happen.
Seattle, meanwhile, seems like a perfect destination. Russell Wilson needs additional strong wide receiving support, and head coach Pete Carroll is chill enough to where Brown’s antics won’t bother him all that much.
A final decision regarding Brown’s future is coming sooner rather than later.