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Antonio Brown suspended for 8 games for violating league’s personal conduct policy – Fox News

Antonio Brown was suspended for eight games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy

The free-agent wide receiver’s suspension will take effect Week 1 regardless of whether he’s on an NFL roster and it could be extended pending the outcome of a civil suit against him in Florida, the league announced.

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“Brown, who played one game in the 2019 season for the New England Patriots before being released, is an unrestricted free agent and may sign with any team. If he is signed before the start of the 2020 season, Brown would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. Brown’s suspension would take effect as of the final roster reduction on September 5. He would be eligible to return after the team’s eighth game,” the NFL said.

“As part of the discipline, Brown was directed to continue his program of counseling and treatment, and that he is expected fully to cooperate with his clinicians.

“Brown was advised that any future violation of the Personal Conduct Policy will likely result in more significant discipline.”

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Brown has had a tumultuous 12 months that saw him force himself out of the Oakland Raiders and later sign with the New England Patriots only to play one game and later get released following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

He was also arrested in Florida and received two years of probation for an incident in January involving a moving truck driver. In addition to two years of probation, Brown will undergo a psychological evaluation and follow-up treatment, attend an anger management course, perform 100 hours of community service, and follow a stay-away order from the truck driver and the moving company owner.

In the midst of the controversy, Brown has announced that he will be retiring twice. He released several rap songs and worked out with several NFL players. He has flirted with the idea of resigning with the Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks as well.

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Now that a suspension has been levied, it’s yet to be seen whether an NFL team will pick him up.

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Mike Brown and Zac Taylor release statement on Bengals parting with Andy Dalton – Cincy Jungle

On Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals officially released quarterback Andy Dalton.

A 10-year veteran, Dalton was a three-time Pro Bowler for the Bengals and broke several team passing records since the team selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of TCU.

Dalton is the Bengals’ all-time leader in completions (2757), touchdown passes (204), passer rating (87.5) and 300-yard passing games (28). He also stands second in career passing yards (31,594) and career completion percentage (62.0). He also holds the team’s single-season records for passing yards (4293 in 2013), touchdown passes (33 in ’13) and passer rating (106.3 in ’15).

“Andy will always hold a special place with this franchise, and I know that he holds a special place in my heart,” said team president Mike Brown in a press release. “This is a hard day for our club because we know and appreciate what a consummate professional Andy has always been. We respect and appreciate Andy, and we thank him.”

Off the field, Dalton’s community contributions have been among the most significant in Cincinnati sports history. Following his rookie season in 2011, he and his wife, JJ, established the Andy & JJ Dalton Foundation, which conducts a wide range of community outreach efforts in the Cincinnati and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas areas. The foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities, support, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children. Dalton’s work in the community was recognized during the 2016 season, when he was named the Bengals’ nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

“Andy will always be considered a key member of the Bengals’ organization,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. “His teammates and coaches appreciate his leadership and his commitment to winning. Just as importantly, Andy and his wife JJ are leaving a lasting impact in the community with the incredible work their foundation has done over the years. Andy and his family have meant a lot to this team and this city, and we wish them the best in the future.”

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