Antonio Brown let free with a profanity-filled tweet aimed on the NFL on Thursday, one week earlier than he’s scheduled to satisfy with the league to debate the investigation into allegations of sexual assault and rape made towards the huge receiver in a civil go well with earlier this yr.
FILE PHOTO: Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots huge receiver Antonio Brown (17) watches from the sidelines within the second half towards the Miami Dolphins at Laborious Rock Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 43-Zero. Necessary Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities/File Picture
“Think about conforming to a system giving it a 100 p.c to see them deal with me like that is unfairly!” Brown wrote on Twitter. “Creating wealth off my sweat and blood (expletive) the @nfl I’ll by no means play in that (expletive) deal with black individuals the more serious! Clear my identify and go (expletive) your self.”
Brown later deleted the tweet and posted a brand new one, writing, “I’m simply very annoyed proper now with the false allegations and slander to my identify. I really like soccer and I miss it. I simply need to play and I’m very emotional about that. I’m decided to make my manner again to the NFL asap.”
Brown was minimize by the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 7 after which signed with the Patriots. He performed in a single sport, catching 4 passes for 56 yards and a landing, earlier than New England launched him.
—Pittsburgh Steelers operating again James Conner just isn’t anticipated to play Sunday towards the visiting Los Angeles Rams, the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette reported.
Conner was downgraded from restricted participation at Wednesday’s follow to a non-participant Thursday as he continues to work again from an AC shoulder joint sprain sustained in Week eight towards Miami. Earlier within the week, coach Mike Tomlin sounded optimistic about Conner’s availability.
The Steelers additionally shall be with out Benny Snell Jr. (knee), who formally has been dominated out, whereas fellow operating again Trey Edmunds (ribs) has but to follow this week. Jaylen Samuels began final week in Indianapolis, totaling eight carries for 10 yards and 13 catches for 73 yards.
—New York Jets security Jamal Adams met with head coach Adam Gase and basic supervisor Joe Douglas to clear the air after he was angered final week that his identify emerged in commerce discussions.
“It went effectively. I advised them — I don’t hate these guys,” Adams advised reporters. “They stated they don’t hate me. I’ve nothing however love and respect for them, you already know what I imply? We’ve moved on. We apologized to one another.”
—Huge receiver A.J. Inexperienced stated swelling in his left ankle doubtless will forestall him from making his season debut this week for the winless Cincinnati Bengals this week towards the Baltimore Ravens.
The seven-time Professional Bowl choice hasn’t performed since Dec. 2, 2018, however the veteran’s return would have been a lift for rookie quarterback Ryan Finley, who will make his first NFL begin rather than Andy Dalton.
—Dallas Cowboys huge receiver Amari Cooper expects to return to follow Friday after MRI outcomes confirmed no severe harm to his left knee, in accordance with a number of studies.
Cooper missed follow however later advised reporters his harm is “manageable” and that he hopes to play Sunday evening when the Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings.
—Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson sat out follow because of an sickness, a number of media retailers reported.
Jackson’s locker is subsequent to that of Professional Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, who missed Wednesday’s follow with an sickness as effectively. Jackson just isn’t anticipated to overlook the Sunday sport.
—Washington Redskins operating again Derrius Guice was activated off injured reserve and is eligible to play in subsequent week’s sport towards the visiting Jets following the staff’s bye.
Guice has been sidelined since sustaining a torn meniscus in his knee throughout the season opener.
—The San Francisco 49ers signed Chase McLaughlin to a contract with fellow kicker Robbie Gould nursing a strained quad, the staff introduced.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday that the harm just isn’t thought of long run for Gould, who is predicted to sit down out because the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday evening.
—The Washington Redskins positioned star offensive deal with Trent Williams on the reserve/non-football harm checklist, ending his season and making a potential battle relating to his wage.
By inserting Williams on the checklist, the staff can resolve whether or not or not it would pay the seven-time Professional Bowler the remaining $6 million of his 2019 base wage. If Washington chooses to not pay it, Williams may contest the choice with a grievance.
—The Cleveland Browns agreed with heart JC Tretter on a three-year, $32.5 million extension with greater than $23 million assured, in accordance with a number of studies.
Tretter was within the remaining yr of his contract, a three-year, $16.75 million deal he signed in free company in March 2017. He’s now underneath contract by way of 2022, with an annual common rating fifth amongst NFL facilities.
—Discipline Stage Media