Antonio Brown vows to stop giving “media fakes” ammunition

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Antonio Brown seems to realize he’s losing the battle of social media. So now he’s in retreat.

After he was widely criticized for an Instagram post about former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster, Brown deleted the post. Now he’s taken to Twitter to castigate the media for giving him the attention he seeks.

“Not giving you media fakes no more ammo,” Brown wrote. “enjoy my name AB !!! I am in Cali living ready to ball no nonsense !! You trollers troll! To good to worry #CallGod”

But the media didn’t fake anything about Brown. All the media did was repeat what Brown himself had posted on social media. That Brown got a negative reaction to those posts is a reflection on the way Brown is portraying himself, not the way the media is portraying him.

103 responses to “Antonio Brown vows to stop giving “media fakes” ammunition

  1. What’s the over/under on how long it takes for AB to wear out his welcome in Oakland? My guess is 4 games max.

  2. This guy is being consumed by himself. Watching him self-destruct off the field will be as entertaining as watching him on it.

  3. So just wait.
    When AB retires from the NFL, he gonna join Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy on NBC’s Football Night in America.

  4. “It’s the media’s fault!” seems to work for the President whenever he says something inflammatory, so not sure why a football player would be held to a higher standard.

  5. This guy dies and craves attention. And hes getting it. But its stupid and ridiculous what comes out of that mouth. Hate him more than his boy T.O.
    Poor kid,talented with football but thats about it. Very ignorant and can’t get Pittsburgh out of his head. Hope JUJu strives again this season making it known they dont need a lil kid to babysit as brown does.

  6. Please AB. Just stop. You’re just making yourself look worse. Stop the social media and focus on your job. Please.

  7. Anybody who follows the Steelers saw this coming way back in the off-season. He started sniping at local reporters and then whined continuously about how he “couldn’t live his life” because of all the media attention. Then he showed up to training camp in a helicopter and rented a house to stay in away from the rest of the team. It’s entertaining to me to watch all the national talking heads who started out propping up AB and jumping all over the Steelers begin to realize what immature prick this guy is and how maybe he was more of the problem than they were willing to admit.

  8. “Doesn’t this guy realize what an idiot he looks like with these constant shoot-from-the-hip social media posts?” – Donald Trump

  9. agc99 says:
    April 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What’s the over/under on how long it takes for AB to wear out his welcome in Oakland? My guess is 4 games max.

    Basically has already, months before any game.

  10. AWW I wish i could be tough on internet like a millionaire .His ego got to his brain .Wish i too could text like a hood rat nice that he puts this garbage out there as bad as kids get bullied in schools and all the things that matter above Him .I swear this dude has things warped and put himself on a demi god pedestal .Oakland can have him and he axe(stole his word )hahaha like this in crap gang infested Oakland ,he will be worse on streets a Vegas .They spent out nose for this character and will lose their collective shirts .I cant see this team ever hitting playoffs in a division of Mahommes ,Rivers , and the D/running game denver has. A.b got his $$ ….he will be retired long before oakland /vegas makes any noise …he is an aftertought now .Enjoy ya beach .(i tried at end there it rhymes )lol

  11. Let’s take an inventory – baby mamas, insecure and envious of others success, needs to flaunt wealth, provokes wrath in others – but says he is a follower of Jesus Christ.

    It doesn’t work that way, AB.

    Slow to speak, more humility, husband to one wife, etc etc. It’s not complicated. You just have to make up your mind who you’re going to follow, and then do it. Everything else is just BS and you can’t walk it back.

  12. “Mr. Brown! Line 1! Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report wants to speak with you. If you don’t take the call he’s going to write whatever he wants, truth be damned.”

  13. chuckrugger says:
    April 9, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Anybody who follows the Steelers saw this coming way back in the off-season. He started sniping at local reporters and then whined continuously about how he “couldn’t live his life” because of all the media attention……………..
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    Totally, agree. He called Bouchette a racist because he said AB limped off the field, and also threatened to break another reporters jaw. It’s everybody’s fault except the man in the mirror according to AB.

  14. cobrala2 says:
    April 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    Delusional.
    Narcissist.
    Not a leader.
    Etc.

    sounds an awful lot like someone else who likes to blame the media for everything, just sayin’

  15. He and the media spent there time blaming ben roethlisberger for this clown, now you can’t blame ben and he’s turned on you

  16. AB is the Kaepernick of this offseason.

    Story after story of nonsense because they know it gets clicks.

  17. His behavior is so strange that it does seriously make you wonder if he has CTE…
    Then again, maybe he’s just really weird.

  18. Based on his characteristics…there is no way he’s a Trump supporter!!!

  19. So he’s going to stop talking entirely? AB can’t open his mouth without saying something stupid.

  20. The AB brand that was once #booming is now hot garbage. It’s like he had no forethought at all. This guy lived and died with the AB84 he worked to create with his pseudo-persona. Then to burn every bridge in Pittsburgh on social media for 3 months, waltzing into Oakland completely unhinged with a feeling of absolute immunity, while tossing grenades over his shoulder at his ex-teammates and he wants to blame the media. He’s done this all on his own, on social media. His brand value is fragile at best and if he has a down season, he’s going to go full TO.

  21. savethebs says:
    April 9, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    dude has the iq of a fruit fly
    ==================================
    “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” — Groucho Marx

  22. No one in Pittsburgh is talking about him without being prompted by him, but he won’t stop bagging on guys every chance he can get. All we heard from the media non-stop was how Ben was at fault for making negative comments about AB’s route running once, literally one effing time. How Tomlin lost complete control of the locker room and should be fired. Yet now when those same talking heads watch AB keep doing his thing, they won’t dare say how they completely misjudged the whole situation. Meanwhile the local media in Pittsburgh said it right all along. Ben and Tomlin aren’t blameless, but all those issues – they’ll disappear with AB and Lev.

  23. Right. Noticed you didn’t mention that he was working out with Uncle Bill Romanowski.

  24. That Brown got a negative reaction to those posts is a reflection on the way Brown is portraying himself, not the way the media is portraying him.

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    Antonio Brown is correct. It certainly is the way the sports media is portraying him. Not a single sports media outlet has prefaced this story with the fact that this ALL STARTED with a JuJu Smith-Schuster passive aggressive twitter post.

    JS-S striking while the iron was still hot on the ‘Antonio Brown-Ben Roethlisberger why Brown left Pittsburgh’ story in defense of his quarterback. Then JS-S (passively) falsely claimed that his praise of Ben had nothing to do with the Brown leaving Pittsburgh story… and so the sports media had it’s narrative.

    JuJu Smith-Schuster
    ‏Verified account @TeamJuJu
    Mar 25

    I was so blessed to enter the league and play with a Hall of Fame QB as a 20-year old. Ben has taught me so much, he’s a true Leader and I can’t wait to rock with my guy this season.

  25. Sounds like Mommy Mayock and Daddy Gruden had a little conversation with their new spoiled man child to curb his rants.

  26. Is it true that Gruden is trying to get the league to nullify the trade due to AB failing the mental aptitude test…on a daily basis.

  27. The biggest mistake of the Jon Gruden era, why did you sign this constant ,attention seeking child man? He is incapable of doing or saying the right thing and has absolutely no respect for anyone but himself. Coach Gruden this guy will be your daily reminder as to why you left coaching and went into broadcasting.

  28. Isn’t saying ” not giving you media fakes no more ammo” giving them ammo (besides his college education he still can’t speak proper sentences) Everything he says about the situation now IS ammo. If he doesn’t want to give the the media flakes ” any more” ammo, then shut up. I’m pretty sure everyone is tired of him already. Good Luck JuJu just go ball and let your play talk for you.

  29. He is still the #1 WR in all the NFL over the last 5 seasons.

    #1 WR.

    He is.

    Oakland got him for nothing, great move by Gruden.

  30. Best thing he could do is just stay off social media. No idea why people put stuff out there for the whole world to see.

  31. I thought it was impossible for him to sound any more childish but with every post he proves me wrong. At what point does he just give up. He doesn’t realize he’s so self-absorbed that everything he says makes him look less intelligent.

  32. But the media didn’t fake anything about Brown. All the media did was repeat what Brown himself had posted on social media.

    ——————————

    Many people aren’t intelligent enough to figure this out for themselves. And the media preys on those types. It used to be the media would report the story…today the media has to write the story the way they want it to be believed.

    Just look at how you opened up and ended this article. That’s not reporting what Brown wrote, that’s called trying to force your own opinion down the readers throats.

    “Antonio Brown seems to realize he’s losing the battle of social media. So now he’s in retreat.”

    “But the media didn’t fake anything about Brown. All the media did was repeat what Brown himself had posted on social media. That Brown got a negative reaction to those posts is a reflection on the way Brown is portraying himself, not the way the media is portraying him.”

  33. Oakland got him for beans yes lol to bad it a marajuana plant .The guy will put up some #’s and at what cost so fans can go ohhh & ahhh a few games a year with an erratic Carr throwing him ball. lol Oakland should be thankful they wont have this stink on them for long,will be Vegas’s issue … guy will never see playoffs to repeat self he will have #1 $$ in bank though there is that .

  34. Perfect example of why teams. CANNOT give too much guaranteed money. Soon as rates go up, players forget about contract or more importantly, their word. Let this be a warning to giving out too much guaranteed money. You end up losing, just like baseball teams that make same mistake. You should get paid for what you produce. If injury strikes, their are tons of other professions

  35. AB is a train wreck and the story will not end well. His erratic behaviour makes me believe that he is suffering from CTE. He needs help.

  36. What has happened to our language? Can anyone speak proper English these days? My goodness.

    “Not giving you media fakes no more ammo” – double negative. Technically means you will be giving more ammo. DA!

    “enjoy my name AB !!! I am in Cali living ready to ball no nonsense !! You trollers troll! To good to worry #CallGod – I think he means, “too good to worry.”

    He instantly sounds like a moron! Wait, he is a moron.

    maybe God can teach you proper English. And this moron went to college? WOW! He’ll be broke 3 years after he retires.

  37. sbchamps3233 says:
    April 9, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    What has happened to our language? Can anyone speak proper English these days? My goodness.

    “Not giving you media fakes no more ammo” – double negative. Technically means you will be giving more ammo. DA!

    “enjoy my name AB !!! I am in Cali living ready to ball no nonsense !! You trollers troll! To good to worry #CallGod – I think he means, “too good to worry.”

    He instantly sounds like a moron! Wait, he is a moron.

    maybe God can teach you proper English. And this moron went to college? WOW!

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    There’s nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?

  38. The best thing he could do is just go to work and prove that he is still one of the best. I hope he is more patient with Carr than he leads on to be; seems like patience and/or understanding may not be his strong suit. He could really help the Raiders if he just shut up and went to work.

  39. sigbouncer says:
    April 9, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    this ALL STARTED with a JuJu Smith-Schuster passive aggressive twitter post.

    I don’t think you understand what passive aggressive means.

    Because this:

    JuJu Smith-Schuster
    ‏Verified account @TeamJuJu
    Mar 25

    I was so blessed to enter the league and play with a Hall of Fame QB as a 20-year old. Ben has taught me so much, he’s a true Leader and I can’t wait to rock with my guy this season.

    Isn’t. There is nothing passive aggressive about that at all.

    If that’s the excuse you’re making for AB, then what you’re actually saying is that AB suffers from Envy, which he’s made pretty apparent.

  40. Lawrence Jahn says:
    April 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    He is still the #1 WR in all the NFL over the last 5 seasons.

    #1 WR.

    He is.

    Oakland got him for nothing, great move by Gruden.
    ———————————–
    I think Ben had something to do with he being the number 1 WR the last 5 years. Pretty sweet having a HOF QB throwing you the ball. We’ll see how long he stays the number 1 WR in the NFL

  41. skolvikes says:
    April 9, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t think you understand what passive aggressive means.

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    Passive-aggressiveness, as the word indicates, is a tendency to engage in indirect expression of hostility through acts such as subtle insults.

    Which is exactly what JS-S did in his twitter post under the guise of complimenting his quarterback… when in reality JS-S was simply taking a shot at Antonio Brown and Brown’s recent comments about his quarterback.

  42. Doesn’t it seem like with some of these sports dudes that the amount of crazy is directly proportional to the $$ they make? I mean the ink on this guy’s new((on top of his old deal that had a few years left)contract isn’t dry yet and he’s kicked the crazy up to 11. He’ll probably have a couple big games to start the year and will want to tear up this deal.

  43. sigbouncer says:
    April 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Just look at how you opened up and ended this article. That’s not reporting what Brown wrote, that’s called trying to force your own opinion down the readers throats.
    ————————–

    But you are perfectly comfortable when YOU are the one forcing your opinion of JuJu’s post even though it flies in the face of what he said about it:

    sigbouncer says:
    April 9, 2019 at 4:49 pm
    Then JS-S (passively) falsely claimed that his praise of Ben had nothing to do with the Brown leaving Pittsburgh story… and so the sports media had it’s narrative.
    —————————————————-

    Hypocrite much?

  44. “Not giving you media fakes no more ammo”

    God, it was bad enough having one guy with the mentality of an 8 year old complaining about fake news incessantly for the past two years. Thanks to AB, we now have two.

  45. savethebs says:
    April 9, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    dude has the iq of a fruit fly

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    We take great offense to this.

    Signed,
    Drosophila melanogaster

  46. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    April 9, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Hypocrite much?

    ———-

    Just not naive enough to buy the JS-S/Sports media pushed narrative that after 3 weeks of non stop ‘AB vs Ben why AB left Pittsburgh’ coverage… that JS-S all of a sudden decided to publicly praise his quarterback for the first time in 3 years.

    BTW, I have a couple bridges for sale… and I know you’re interested. So give me a call tomorrow for a price.

  47. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    April 9, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    But you are perfectly comfortable

    ———————

    The difference is I’m not the sports media with a constant platform pushing my agenda unto readers under the guise of reporting the news.

  48. Yup, when the media calls you out and it’s not favorable reporting, resort to calling it ‘fake news’. The childish inflated ego people do this.

  49. AB, you ended your Steeler career as the fourth best receiver in franchise history behind Swann, Stallworth and Ward. Now JUJU is poised to put you into fifth place.

  50. @1steelersfan – to be clear, AB is the best receiver in Pittsburgh history, in terms of any honest productivity or skill level measure. I hated him as a Browns fan, but he did things regularly on the field that most players just can’t do. He’s HoF good, way better than the 3 nostalgic 3 you put ahead of him. Other teams didn’t fear Ward other than his legendary cheap shots.

    Making matters worse, Le’Veon was #3 at worst by the same measure for your RBs. Your team gave away 2 of the decade’s best players for nothing because Steeler management is a dumpster fire.

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