It seems like Antonio Brown misses being on the football field.
Last month, Brown was cut from the Patriots after dealing with a bevvy of off-the-field issues that include a rape allegation from his former trainer. AB would later go on Twitter to announce that he was done playing football forever because he despised the fact that owners could cut him at the drop of a hat.
According to a new report from ESPN, Brown is currently trying to clear his off-the-field issues as soon as possible to make his NFL return this season.
Despite saying last month that he wouldn’t play in the NFL anymore, wide receiver Antonio Brown wants to resolve his off-field issues so he can get back onto the field soon, sources told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Sources said Brown hopes to have his playing status cleared up in the next few weeks before signing with an NFL team.
Unfortunately for Brown, the NFL is moving slow in their investigation over Brown’s rape allegations and could force AB to sit out until it’s over.
The NFL has yet to interview Brown as part of its wide-ranging investigation, and a source said the league expects to speak with Brown, even as a free agent.
On Sept. 20, the NFL released a statement that said Brown would not be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list while he is a free agent but warned, “If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation.”
Sources told Fowler that Brown would wait to sign with a team until it is clear he would be allowed to play. He’s also been training rigorously and would welcome a return to the New England Patriots, even if that’s unlikely, but most of all, he says he just wants to play.
Brown has been active in social media in the past few weeks showing off workout vids and posting memes about he misses playing on the Patriots.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens but I highly doubt that AB will play this season considering everything that’s gone down.