Accused NFL Player Would 'Appreciate Another Chance'

Antonio Brown apologizes and hints at playing again
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2019 5:00 PM CST
Accused NFL Star Hints at Playing Again After All
Antonio Brown stands on the sidelines in September.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

A month after ripping the NFL and saying his career was over, former star receiver Antonio Brown said he'd like a team to give him another chance. He made the statement in a long Instagram post Friday, USA Today reports, that began with an apology "to my family, friends and anyone who I offended." Brown said he'd had time to think about what happened. "While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret," he posted. Brown added, "I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance."

New England dropped Brown, 31, after one game this season, when he was facing a second accusation of sexual misconduct, on top of the lawsuit filed against him by his former trainer. The NFL is considering whether to impose discipline against Brown in connection with the lawsuit, per CBS. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons, then asked for a trade last offseason. The Raiders released him after confrontations with the league and his coaches, and he went to the Patriots. Brown has been training in Florida in case he hears from a team. (The trainer's lawsuit says Brown raped her in 2018.)

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