If you can’t tell by now, the National Football League doesn’t seem to be in too much of rush to investigate Antonio Brown. He’s not on a team and there really is no time limit or pressure to get it done as soon as possible.
Stemming from the amount of negative attention he has caused over the past month, the league might not want him causing any more ruckus on and off the field.
According to Pro football talk, that seems to be their thinking as they may have found a sneaky loophole to keep him unemployed and out of the media spotlight.
“The report from earlier this week that Brown has yet to be interviewed is no surprise. The league interviews the accused as the final step of the investigation. And it’s unclear what else the league is doing to get to the point that Brown’s version of the events will be harvested. But it is clear that the league isn’t moving with all deliberate speed to get this wrapped up.
Intended or not, it’s a perfect loophole to keep Brown out of the league. Although multiple teams remain interested in Brown, no one will sign Brown because the NFL won’t say whether Brown is destined for the Commissioner-Exempt list, which would require his next team to pay him to not play.”
Clearly, the best way to deal with Antonio brown is during the offseason where he can’t hurt the league anymore.