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Antonio Brown pleads no-contest to felony battery charge

Antonio Brown faces two years of probation after pleading no contest to felony battery charges.

Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Antonio Brown plead no-contest on Friday to felony battery charges which stemmed from an altercation with a moving truck driver, per ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. Brown will not see any jail time, but will have two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and a mandatory psychological evaluation.

Brown has been seen practicing with multiple NFL players this summer and is still working to return to the NFL. The last time Roger Goodell spoke about Brown was back in January, when he said, “We want to help get him on the right track and get him in a position where he thinks he can be successful in life. We are confident that can happen... And the first step is making sure that we’re doing everything to help Antonio.”

Brown hasn’t been suspended or put on the exempt list, but the NFL is still investigating his myriad of troubling behavior, including a rape allegation by his former trainer. Teams will likely wait to sign him until that investigation is concluded. If the investigation favors Brown, there’s a chance he plays again this season, but a suspension is likely.