The free agent catcher, who suggested on Twitter two days ago that he was retiring – for the umpteenth time – has indicated on Instagram that he wants to continue playing and called on the NFL to conclude its investigations on personal conduct.
“@Nfl, I have responded to all of your inquiries over the past 11 months,” Brown wrote. “You’ve had access to all of my phones, you know what the deal is in every situation that the media has distorted. I saw the therapist you asked me for, I worked on all aspects of my life this past year and became a better man because of it. The fact that you refuse to provide a deadline and the reason why you will not resolve your investigations is totally unacceptable. I ask you to immediately clarify this situation to me if you care about my welfare. My legal team continues to ask questions and you are not giving any answers. How come the league can just drag its feet on any investigation it chooses on players and we just have to stay in limbo? Need an update so I can speak properly to these teams, they are waiting for you @nfl, let’s get this thing moving! We have a story to do !! #Himmothy. ”
Brown played a game in New England last year before being eliminated. The release came after intimidating text messages were sent to a woman who accused the receiver of making unwanted advances towards her.
The bullying allegation is one of many off-court incidents the NFL is investigating on Brown. The league is also reviewing civil complaints of sexual assault and rape against the 32-year-old catcher. In addition, Broad pleaded no challenges in June to burglary and battery charges stemming from a January incident in Florida.
The NFL has yet to conclude its investigations.
Brown remains subject to potential suspension when the probes are closed. If Brown signs a contract with a club, he could be put on the commissioner’s exemption list, which is essentially paid leave. Any team considering signing Brown would be reluctant to commit to the Pro Bowler without the investigation being completed and any potential sanctions handed down.
If the league finishes its investigations soon, as requested, Brown’s final retirement may last as long as his previous plans to leave the NFL.