AB is in the news again and Roger Goodell is worried about Antonio Brown health situation.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been in the news since he demanded a trade from the Steelers last offseason for all the wrong reasons. The former All-Pro receiver has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots since he left the Steelers and has also been accused of sexual assault and arrested for burglary and battery all within a year.
Despite his off-field troubles, Brown has repeatedly said he plans on returning to the NFL. However, his legal troubles may keep him out of the league if he remains suspended.
At the NFL Commissioner’s (Roger Goodell) state-of-the-league news conference on Wednesday. Roger Goodell said the league is more worried about Brown’s health than his potential return to the league.
Should Roger Goodell Be Worried About Antonio Brown Health?
“The first thing always is to think about the well-being of Antonio, to understand what Antonio is going through,” Goodell said. “We don’t talk about the wellness of our players publicly, but I can tell you that you can be sure that the NFL and NFLPA have tremendous amounts of resources available to all players. They are going to be made available to Antonio.”
“We want to help get him on the right track, get him in a position where he can be successful in life. Thus, we are confident that can happen,” the commissioner added. “We want to work hard to do that. From our standpoint, that is the first step. The first step is making sure that we’re doing everything to help Antonio.”
In an interview with USA Today, Brown acknowledged that he put himself in his current predicament. Also, claimed to be on the right track.
“I put myself in a bad predicament,” Brown told USA Today Sports on Tuesday. This was after his latest court hearing. “I’m out of it now, man. Unfortunate situation, but we don’t make excuses and we’re going to make the best of it.”