antonio moreno he said earlier this month that he planned to play in a game for the Albany Empire, the National Arena League team he owns.
On Thursday, the former NFL star showed up for a team practice.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver showed up 10 minutes before practice ended and told WTEN’s Griffin Haas that he would be playing the weekend game against the Fayetteville Mustangs.
FORMER NFL STAR ANTONIO BROWN TO PLAY FOR ALBANY EMPIRE AFTER TAKING OWNERSHIP: REPORT
Brown, who warmed up before running a single route, said the amount of time he plays will depend on new head coach Pete Porcelli.
Porcelli is the Empire’s third head coach this season.
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Former head coach Tom Menas, who coached Albany to back-to-back championships, was fired before the start of the season but eventually returned after his replacement, coach Damon Ware, and several players were suspended following a public dispute over payments and an incident on the team bus.
He quit after just one game.
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The Albany Empire is 1-4 this season. Brown also suggested Thursday that NFL quarterback Cam Newton «would be here soon.»