In case you didn’t know, Antonio Brown did something never before seen in an NFL game last Sunday. In the midst of a crucial game against the New York Jets, Brown took off his sanitary pads, threw his shirt and gloves on the stands and promptly ran across the pitch shirtless giving fans a “Peace Out” sign as he left MetLife. Stadium.
This is just the latest in a long line of Brown’s idiotic moves, and every time Brown does another one of these stupid public stunts, the same tired narrative is thrown out there by people on Twitter: “Gee, that shot Brown. got it from Vontaze Burfict in 2016 it really messed it up ”.
These are just a few of the footage of “Vontaze Burfict” that circulated on Twitter following Brown’s mid-game antics, and frankly … I’m tired of it. Super tired of it. Antonio Brown has always been a newspaper. His problems have existed long before him slandered JuJu Smith-Schuster on Twitter, and long before he was knocked out by Burfict. Brown has been tough since before he even stepped foot on a college football field. Hell, even before playing high school football.
When Brown was first accused of sexual assault and rape in 2019, Brown’s stepfather Larry Moss Jr., who helped raise Brown between the ages of 5 and 17, moved on. disk stating that he was “surprised that it took so long to figure it out. Because he’s been like that since he’s 12.” piece of USA Today, Moss went on to say that he always knew that Brown was insulting to women and that Brown “just feels he can have whatever he wants. So I’m not surprised that these kinds of allegations surfaced about him. ”Moss knew this about Brown from before he was a teenager, but sure, we fans know it better than the man who raised him.
In high school, the only football scholarship Brown received outside of high school was from Florida International University. Did Brown take this opportunity to turn his life around and become a better person? No. Brown went into a altercation with a college security guard before taking the field for the Golden Panthers. How serious was the altercation? Well, enough for the school to expel him. When school officials informed Brown of their decision to expel him, they told him “WI’ll say you’ve never been here.
Even after this, Brown continued to be problematic for the coaches and college football programs that gave him a chance. For relationships, even after getting the chance to be an extra at Central Michigan University from Zach Azzanni, currently coach of the Denver Broncos wide receivers, Brown repeatedly showed up late for training and meetings. He clearly had problems with discipline well before joining the NFL.
Several NFL scouts have labeled Brown’s biggest concerns as her character, prima donna attitude, lack of work ethic, and constant lapses in concentration. It sounds a lot like the Antonio Brown we see today. The only difference is that Brown now has the platform to publicly broadcast his stupidity and dips in concentration. When Brown was being labeled “best catcher in the NFL,” he didn’t need to take action to get the attention he craved, but after Smith-Schuster was tagged as a team MVP by his Steelers’ teammates… that was when Brown realized he was starting to fall and he needed a way to remind everyone that he still existed.
Of course, this is all just speculation. I’m not Brown’s therapist. I’m not a character consultant or anything like that. I don’t know much about the subject. However, I know I blame Burfict, AKA the guy who tried to stop Brown from attacking Raiders GM Mike Mayock, because Brown’s attitude today is patently false.
Let’s not forget it it costs it is caused by “REPEATED blows to the head and repeated episodes of concussion”, not a single blow. Obviously Burfict was not the cleanest player. You don’t need to be a genius to understand this. However, these jokes that blame Burfict for whatever mental illness Brown suffers from, whether it’s CTE or something else, misses the point. Time to quit.