It was only a matter of time before Antonio Brown made all the headlines again and not for good reasons. It's only been two weeks since he was reinstated by the NFL after serving his 8-week suspension, and he could now face a similar fate pretty soon.
Brown was involved in an incident in Hollywood on October 15, a couple of weeks before he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apparently, he threw a bicycle at a security guard and broke a camera.
And, while he wasn't charged or arrested for that, the league's conduct policy clearly establishes that he's obligated to report the events and could be disciplined in the case he chose not to.
Antonio Brown Could Face Another Suspension
“Failure to report an incident will be grounds for disciplinary action. This obligation to report is broader than simply reporting an arrest; it requires reporting to the league any incident that comes to the club’s or player’s attention which, if the allegations were true, would constitute a violation of the Policy," reads the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
That's why, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the league could now choose to continue making an example out of Brown and his poor reputation and suspend him one more time:
"The NFL didn’t previously know about Brown’s October 15 incident, according to the NFL’s in-house media conglomerate. If that’s true, and surely it is since it’s coming from the NFL directly, the NFL has separate grounds for disciplining Brown," said Florio.
"Even though Brown was not arrested or charged, the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy imposes a broad, mandatory reporting obligation on any player involved in any incident that could be a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy," he concluded.
Brown could give the Buccaneers a major offensive boost ahead of their Super Bowl aspirations but it's clear that he can't stay out of trouble. Once again, he brought this upon himself and his fate is now in the hands of the NFL.