The NFL had to change a rule because of former star wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Antonio Brown is no longer in the league, but his poor behavior is still impacting the game.

The NFL has announced modifications to its personal conduct code, including steps that would empower the league to sanction players for prior offenses.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the rule change is in part due to Antonio Brown's conduct prior to signing with the New England Patriots.

"One difference stems from receiver Antonio Brown's brief stint with the Patriots in 2019," Florio explained.

"The Patriots signed Brown after he negotiated his release from the Raiders." Brown was then sued for sexual assault and rape after only one game.

It was eventually revealed that Brown was aware of the potential legal action before signing with the Patriots, but did not inform them of it.

"All players are now required by the Personal Conduct Policy to disclose potential violations to teams before signing contracts with them."

Antonio Brown's time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and potentially the league, came to an end when he was released in January 2022.

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