ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Antonio Brown could be making the transition from owner of the Albany Empire, to player-owner. Brown’s representative have told NEWS10 Sports Director Griffin Haas that Brown plans on suiting up for the Empire this season.
Brown’s rep says he is aiming to suit up for their home game against the Fayetteville Mustangs on May 27 at the MVP Arena. They added the stipulation that if he does not play in that game, the seven-time Pro-Bowler plans on playing their next home game, June 17th against the Fayetteville Mustangs.
The Brown buzz doesn’t end there. JR Rickert, Brown’s advisor, says the former NFL All-Pro has been receiving interest from NFL teams. Rickert added that if Brown wants to play in the NFL in 2023, Rickert believes the opportunity will be there for him.
Since Brown became an owner of the Empire, the team has seen front office exits, players leaving after claims they weren’t paid, and the firing and re-hiring of head coach Tom Menas.
The Empire visit Jacksonville this Saturday.