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Drew Rosenhaus: Antonio Brown ‘wants to continue his career in the NFL’

Antonio Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, indicated in an interview Wednesday that the mercurial wide receiver hopes to continue his NFL career. Interestingly, the comments from Rosenhaus come only days after Brown suggested in a Twitter rant that he was done with the NFL.

Further, Rosenhaus indicated during his appearance on Warren Sapp’s “99 Problems” podcast that he has had discussions with NFL teams who are interested in Brown.

“I believe that Antonio wants to continue his career in the NFL,” Rosenhaus told Sapp, as transcribed by Bleacher Report. “… I’ve had discussions with a few teams that are very interested in him and want to know about his future and what’s going on with the NFL — and hopefully when that is all resolved, Antonio will be able to continue his Hall of Fame career.”

Brown’s tumultuous tenure with the New England Patriots lasted a mere 11 days after the team signed him to a one-year deal after the Oakland Raiders cut him loose. The Patriots seemingly were backed into a corner once evidence surfaced that Brown had sent harassing and threatening texts to a reported victim of sexual misconduct, which resulted in his release last Friday.

A subsequent report suggested that Bill Belichick opted to go it alone when deciding to sign Brown by eschewing the input from others within the Patriots power structure. The Patriots are now embroiled in a battle with Brown over his 2019 salary.

The most recent allegations against Brown were preceded by a civil lawsuit filed against him by a reported victim of sexual assault. That case was one of the many legal and personal entanglements plaguing Brown’s personal life that were laid out in a recent bombshell report from Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated.

Looming large over any interest Brown may have about resuming his NFL career is how he potentially could still end up on the league’s commissioner’s exempt list over the myriad allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks. Such a possibility presumably could cause teams to have reservations about signing Brown, if the all-consuming drama already swirling around him wasn’t enough to scare them off.