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SportAntonio Brown: NFL must put Patriots receiver on exempt list

01:30  12 september  2019
01:30  12 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Report: NFL won't place Brown on exempt list ahead of Week 2

Report: NFL won't place Brown on exempt list ahead of Week 2 As of now, the NFL will not place New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown on the commissioner's exempt list, leaving the wideout eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. 

Placing Brown on the exempt list is “possible” and something that the NFL is “going to have to focus on What we know about the allegations against Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown . If the league opts to put Brown on paid leave, it also would have to decide under what conditions he would

A statement from the Patriots indicated that the NFL will be investigating the allegations of rape and sexual assault levied in a lawsuit filed against wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday. Given the nature of the allegations, one of the questions that the league will face is whether or not to place

In the fast-paced world of Antonio Brown developments, a day can feel like a lifetime. So, as the hours ticked off and afternoon turned into evening on Wednesday, the day after Brown was accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by his former trainer in a federal lawsuit, a question hung in the air:

Antonio Brown: NFL must put Patriots receiver on exempt list© AP Photo/Steven Senne

Where was the NFL?

The New England Patriots, Brown’s latest team, said in a statement that the NFL was investigating, but there has been not one peep from the most powerful league in the country.

For exactly five years and three days – the length of time that has elapsed from the moment we first saw the video of Ray Rice’s punch of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to right now – the NFL has spent a lot of time telling us how much it cares about women.

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NFL will consider placing Antonio Brown on paid leave and making him ineligible to play. The wide receiver would be ineligible to play for the New England Patriots if he is placed on the exempt list by the league . If the league opts to put Brown on paid leave, it also would have to decide under what

Antonio Brown could end up missing a few games for the Patriots this year. The Exempt List is a special player status available to clubs only in unusual circumstances. League executives are expected to meet on Wednesday at NFL headquarters and there will likely be more clarity on Brown 's

There have been some hits and misses on that topic for sure, but the breaking news about the lawsuit Tuesday night presented the league with an opportunity that could best be described as a lay-up.

No one yet knows who is telling the truth, Brown or Britney Taylor, who chose to make her name public as she presented the allegations, but if we’ve learned anything in the #MeToo era, it’s that we should listen to women.

That doesn’t mean kicking Brown out of the league, or even suspending him. Not yet, and perhaps not ever.

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Alleged victim to meet with NFL over Antonio Brown case after wedding Britney Taylor, the woman who accused Antonio Brown of sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions in a lawsuit she filed this week, is willing to cooperate with NFL officials who want to investigate the allegations further. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsTaylor, who is Brown’s former trainer and friend, is planning to meet with the NFL next week. That is the soonest she is available, as she is getting married this weekend.

The emails that Antonio Brown allegedly to Britney Taylor could prove to be key pieces of evidences in Taylor’s lawsuit against the New England Patriots receiver . The NFL plans to investigate the matter, and reportedly is “seriously” considering putting Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list .

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting his form According to The Washington Post, the NFL is giving "serious consideration" to placing Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list . If that's the case, AB would still receive his game checks but he

What it means is taking the lawsuit seriously enough to stash Brown away somewhere for the time being while Taylor’s allegations are investigated.

That somewhere? The commissioner’s exempt list, the place where the NFL’s bad boys go to get paid and get out of the way.

The NFL is not a court of law. It’s a sports league that understandably cares very much about optics. It also can control what it puts on the field for public consumption.

This coming Sunday, Brown’s Patriots will play the Dolphins in Miami. Let us all picture the scene if Brown is on the field. Let’s envision the players and teams around the league who will be given short-shrift if Brown, the man newly accused of sexual assault, is catching Tom Brady’s passes, perhaps scoring touchdowns and generally becoming the face of the league.

This wouldn’t be the dream start to the league’s much-ballyhooed 100th season that the NFL has anticipated. It would be a nightmare.

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That’s why the Patriots are signing receiver Antonio Brown . While Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his Monday conference call with reporters, continued to There was Patriots owner Robert Kraft gleefully informing NBC’s “Sunday Night Football ’’ broadcaster Al Michaels that quarterback Tom Brady told

Getty New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown . Antonio Brown has been accused of Specifically, the league ’s policy on the violations the Patriots wide receiver is currently accused of. This is a description of what the exempt list is used for from the NFL Player Personnel Policy Manual

But it’s so easily avoided. Over the years, the list of players who have landed on the commissioner’s exempt list include Michael Vick, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Kareem Hunt. Some have called it paid leave. For others, it’s more of a penalty box.

For now, it's the perfect place for Brown, at least for the time being. He’s not guilty of anything right now (other than the past few weeks’ ridiculousness). But, with accusations pending, including graphic text messages that could corroborate one of Taylor’s allegations, he shouldn’t have the privilege of playing football this week, not in the NFL of 2019.

The league has increasingly become a mirror of American society, with the Rice story from 2014, the Donald Trump-Colin Kaepernick battle and a fan base that the league says is increasingly made up of women and girls, up to 45% now of the NFL’s overall total.

The NFL is just as much a part of U.S. culture as the #MeToo movement. They co-exist in 21st century America, and that's as it should be.

So, before too much time goes by, the NFL needs to get Brown off the field for as long as necessary. This one is simple. It has the commissioner’s exempt list written all over it.

Antonio Brown eligible to play for New England Patriots in NFL Week 2

Antonio Brown eligible to play for New England Patriots in NFL Week 2 Antonio Brown will be eligible to make his New England Patriots debut Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The NFL won't place Brown on the exempt list.

The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Antonio Brown on Saturday, following According to NFL .com, the league declined to make a comment to the Associated Press, but the New Here are the details, via the NFL ’s player personnel policy manual: The Exempt List is a special player status

Before the shock had even worn off that Antonio Brown really was a member of the New England New England might actually be making three roster moves Monday. The team must add Brown to its The Patriots can ask for a roster exemption for Kendricks. That would allow them to carry 54

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