Bruce Arians believes Antonio Brown, who is currently serving an eight-game suspension due to multiple violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, has “matured.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently signed Brown to a one-year deal despite saying in March that Brown “was not a fit” for the team.
“I think he’s matured, and I believe in second chances,” Arians said. “Everybody wants to say that Tom [Brady] picked him. Tom didn’t have anything to do with it. This was something Jason and I had been talking [about] for a couple weeks, ever since the injuries to our other guys. When the time was right, would we see if we could pull the trigger and fit him in to what we want to get done? And we’ll see. If Antonio does what I think he’s gonna do, I think he’s gonna be fine.”
Brown has been accused by two women in the past year of sexual misconduct, including one who said Brown sent her threatening text messages.