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Antonio Brown: 'I Think I Owe the Whole NFL an Apology'

Antonio Brown is acknowledging some of the issues that caused him to miss most of the 2019 NFL regular season.

In an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson, Brown showed remorse for how he handled situations both on and off the field.

"I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior," he said. "I could have done a lot of things better."

His comments come two days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is more concerned about Brown's well-being than his career.

"I was pleased to hear that after 140 days that there was some positivity about me because as of late I've just been the cancer of the NFL," Brown said, per ESPN. "The problem child, the guy who gets in trouble, the kind of guy who has the bad narrative about him."

When asked by Anderson if he needs mental health help, Brown responded, "We all need mental help."

On Friday, Brown also issued an apology to the Hollywood Police Department, saying in an Instagram post that "emotions truly did cloud my better Judgment."

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The apology came just over a week after Brown turned himself into the Broward County Jail following an arrest warrant that alleged he and his trainer attacked another man. Brown was granted bail on the morning of Jan. 24, and faces charges of felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.

He was freed from house arrest Tuesday but must check in with court personnel daily.

A Broward County judge set Brown’s bond at $100,000 and ordered he surrender his passport and wear a GPS monitor. He will also be required to undergo a mental health evaluation after he is released from jail.

On Jan. 13, police also responded to an alleged domestic incident at Brown’s house. 

Brown missed most of this season after a tumultuous summer and fall, which resulted in the Patriots releasing him on Sept. 20. Ten days before his release, his former trainer Britney Taylor accused him of raping her, and a second women later accused him of sexual misconduct.

During his interview with Anderson, Brown denied both allegations and said he cannot discuss them. He later added that he's been targeted by women accusing him of wrongdoing.

"I feel like I never really got in a conflict with no woman," he said. "I just feel like I'm a target so, anybody can come against me and say anything [that] I have to face. There's no support, there's no egos, there's no rules in it, anyone can come after me for anything. No proof or whatever. 'He said, she's saying.'

"The media will run with it, so even if I'm not guilty, I already guilty because they already wrote it, put it on TV and put that in people minds. So for me to have to sit here and hear those the allegations of me is just unfair to me every time."