The former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver is one of the biggest names in football, putting up monster numbers over his nine seasons. Making incredible catches and showing off his giant personality, he became a household name in the process. Being in the public eye didn’t seem to phase him at all. Actually, Brown seemed to enjoy the spotlight. These antics, however, seem to have caught up to him.
Antonio Brown has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. but he may have just ruined his chances of ever playing football again. Not only did he ruin his chance this season, but he might have also tarnished his legacy forever.
After accomplishing so much during his career in the NFL, did Antonio Brown just jeopardize his legacy with this latest controversy? This gold jacket he wore during “Dancing With The Stars” might be the closest he gets to Canton, OH. Looking at all the drama that occurred, we’re not surprised to hear that other people think so too.
There’s a good chance you might have missed something, so let’s do a really quick recap that leads to his latest stunt.
Frostbitten Feet: Cryotherapy chamber accident in France that happens due to not wearing the appropriate footwear. Helmet: Lost two appeals trying to wear a 10-year-old helmet that is now banned. Fines: Raiders GM charged Brown almost $54,000 for missing two practices. Fight: Antonio was not happy so he fought the GM at a practice.
Apology: Brown apologized to the team with his teammates by his side. More Drama: AB posts a private conversation of his conversation with his coach, Jon Gruden. Voided Contract: They voided his $30 million in guaranteed money by using the “conduct detrimental” clause in his contract.
Instagram: Antonio Brown decides to ask for his release on Instagram. Live IG Video: The Raiders oblige, and release Brown. Dance: Brown was seen running through his backyard flapping his arms saying, “I’m free!”
New Team: Patriots signed with the Patriots a couple of hours later! Guaranteed money: AB gets a one-year deal with New England, worth $15 million and includes a $9 million signing bonus.
After four days as a Patriot, news broke about allegations that he assaulted a trainer that worked with him years prior. Britney Taylor, his former trainer who said that Brown assaulted her has filed a civil suit against Brown. Addition reports from Sports Illustrated say that Brown allegedly sexually assaulted an artist that was working in his home. Texts later surfaced that showed AB apparently threatening the artists. This wasn’t the end of his courtroom drama.
The Patriots had enough and released Brown after just playing one game for them. Brown announces his retirement from the NFL. He finds himself jobless, so he re-enrolls in Central Michigan where he played his college ball. Then the courts came knocking.
Britney Taylor, Brown’s accuser, tells the NFL her side of the story. Her lawyers, however, dropped the federal suit but will refile again in a Flordia court. Both Taylor and Brown have been in and out of court trying to make their case. Now, it’s Antonio’s turn to talk.
Brown went to court to keep a video deposition of him out of the public. This condo-trashing deposition doesn’t show him in the best light. He was accused of being “belligerent,” “pugnacious,” “defiant” and “profane” at the meeting when he went on camera as part of a lawsuit with his old condo complex. The attorneys also say Brown “chanted, over and over” during the video. Maybe he didn’t know he was being recorded when he said this…
Brown’s latest Instagram Live video asked Patriot fans to help him play for the team again. “If you follow the Patriots, tell them to call me. They have to pay me, may as well make me earn it,” he said. After the Patriots released Brown, he has not found a new team yet. But his court troubles are just beginning…
The NFL is still investigating multiple allegations while Brown remains a free agent and will not place him on the Commissioner’s exempt list while he is unsigned. NFL spokesman says the investigation into Brown was active and ongoing. Brown is already looking for new work…
During his time with the Steelers, Brown was on the reality competition show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, where he placed fourth on the show’s 22nd season. Brown also appeared on ‘The Masked Singer’ for one episode before being eliminated. Maybe he has a future on TV?
Brown has been on social media showing off how much he’s been working out. Ready for another shot at the NFL.
Is this the end of Antonio Brown and all his drama? We don’t think so…
Antonio Brown has put up some incredible numbers for fantasy football owners over the years. If you drafted him this year, you would be kicking yourself for drafting him so high. If you didn’t, you’re probably laughing at the person who did. Glad you didn’t make that mistake right? Well, at least he’s still on top in fantasy football.