Brown is nearing the end of his eight-game suspension that was released this summer after several violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He will be eligible to play Week 9 when he hosts the Tampa Saints.Here is a timeline of events related to Brown following his release from the Patriots.
September 20, 2019: Sports Illustrated Its original story published a follow-up to the Sept 16 story alleging sexual misconduct against Brown, revealing that Brown had threatened and sent text messages to the above accused. New England released Brown that afternoon.
September 22, 2019: Brown, while under investigation by the NFL, took to Twitter and He announced that he would no longer play in the league.
November 7, 2019: Brown lashed out loud at the NFL in a series of tweets, in which one said, “F — NFL.” However, he later apologized for the messages.
November 21, 2019: Brown filed three counterclaims against Brittany Taylor, who previously accused the wide receiver of multiple acts of sexual misconduct.
27 December 2019: Sanya calls Brown for her first workout with a team since release. He reportedly leaves him “impressed”, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport said he would be placed on the commissioner’s waiver list, as he is ineligible to play. Several days later, Brown posted an Instagram video calling the workout a “publicity stunt”.
January 23, 2020: Brown turned himself in to the Broward County (Fla.) Jail and was charged with battery, one count of robbery and criminal mischief.
January 28, 2020: A Florida judge exempted Brown from house arrest, allowing him to travel independently as he awaited trial for assaulting the driver of a moving truck.
“I put myself in a bad position,” Brown said. United States Today. “I’m out of it right now. Unfortunate situation, but we don’t make any excuse and we’re going to make the best of it.”
January 29, 2020: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters that the NFL wants to help get the Browns “on the right track”, adding that it will do everything a free-agent wide receiver can help.
March 26, 2020: Throughout the descent, rumors swirled about Brown’s possible NFL future. The Ravens and Seahawks were among the teams who often wondered about the Browns landmarks. One of the rumored landmarks was the Buccaneers. However, on an appearance on CBS Sports Radio, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that Brown’s inclusion in the Books “wasn’t going to happen.”
June 12, 2020: Brown pleaded no contest to theft and battery charge, which stemmed from the January incident. He was ordered to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
July 20, 2020: Brown posted another series The tweet stated that he was playing in the NFL. “[At] At this point the risk is more than reward thanks to all of you who were part of this journey, I sincerely thank you for everything! Life goes on 84! “Brown tweeted.
31 July 2020: The NFL announced that it had suspended Brown eight games for multiple violations of the league’s personal-conduct policy. Brown was advised at the time that any future violation of the league’s personal conduct policy would result in more significant discipline. Despite not being on a roster, Brown’s suspension remained in effect in Week 1 as well.
October 23, 2020: Brown reportedly agreed to a third-year deal with the Buccaneers for his third franchise in the last 15 months.