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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:13 PM

NFL will consider placing Antonio Brown on paid leave and making him ineligible to play

With Antonio Brown facing accusations of sexual assault stemming from a civil lawsuit that was filed in a Florida court this week, there's a chance that he could miss multiple games while the NFL investigates the matter. According to the Washington Post, the league is considering the possibility of placing Brown on the commissioner's exempt list. If that were to happen, the Patriots' new receiver would be ineligible to play for every week that he's on the list, although he would still receive a paycheck since the list is considered a form of paid leave. Brown signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million on Monday.

For those not familiar with the commissioner's exempt list, here's a brief description of it from the NFL Player Personnel Policy Manual.
The Exempt List is a special player status available to clubs only in unusual circumstances. The List includes those players who have been declared by the Commissioner to be temporarily exempt from counting within the Active List limit. Only the Commissioner has the authority to place a player on the Exempt List; clubs have no such authority, and no exemption, regardless of circumstances, is automatic. The Commissioner also has the authority to determine in advance whether a player's time on the Exempt List will be finite or will continue until the Commissioner deems the exemption should be lifted and the player returned to the Active List.

In the lawsuit, Brown is accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance, Britney Taylor, on three separate occasions. Although Brown's legal team has admitted that the two had a sexual relationship, his camp maintains that everything was consensual between Brown and Taylor.

The league hasn't yet decided if Brown will be placed on the list, but the Patriots should have a better idea of what's going to happen at some point over the next 24 hours. League executives are expected to meet on Wednesday at NFL headquarters and there will likely be more clarity on Brown's situation after that meeting.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-will-reportedly-consider-putting-antonio-brown-on-commissioners-exempt-list-which-would-make-him-ineligible/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:17 PM

1. SUCKAHS!!!!

Signed ~ Raider Fans ...

Also ... FUCK AB!!! FUCK AB!!! ~ Oakland Coliseum Fans on MNF

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:23 PM

2. Steelers were happy Raiders took him

Then the Pats proved even dumber.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

3. I hate to say this

But this is a bad idea, people get sued all the time.

He's not been charged with a crime, and the players union would probably get involved with this.

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