Antonio Brown continues to be his own worst enemy

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It’s entirely possible that Antonio Brown has a health condition that has caused him to consistently act in bizarre and erratic ways over the course of the last year. If so, someone who can influence him to get the help he needs should do everything in his or her power to make that happen.

If Brown is of sound mind, the only explanation for his endless run of misguided words and deeds is that he’s a selfish, entitled athlete who was never told “no” before Week 17 of the 2018 season, that he has consistently heard “no” since then, and that he isn’t handling it well.

Regardless, the latest AB-being-AB incident is far different than the rest. It went ignored in this space for a day in part because he won’t be relevant to the NFL until the 2020 season, at the earliest, and in part because of AB fatigue. The video that Brown himself posted on social media shows him yelling and screaming profanties at the mother of one or more of his children, with at least two children. Brown also repeatedly berates the police with a profane tirade that seems like it never will end.

The AB saga seems like it will never end. If he had any chance to return to the NFL, however, Monday’s video may have ended it. Whether through significant suspension imposed by the league or through the independent, non-collusive decision of 32 NFL franchises to never again do business with Brown, if feels like Brown will never be back in the league — unless he truly has a health condition and, if so, until he gets the help he needs to rectify it.

78 responses to “Antonio Brown continues to be his own worst enemy

  1. Is he the most talented athlete to implode so completely like this ever? Has to be up there in the top three at least. It’s a shame because he has great hands on the field.

  2. The guy can’t possibly be of sound mind. Only a mentally ill person would post himself behaving that way for all to see. CTE or some other form of mental illness has to be a factor,because this sure isn’t normal.

  3. Brown is a spoiled brat and needs to be treated as such, his tantrums need to be completely ignored and he needs a good old-fashioned butt whoopin (or two)

  4. It is sad to see phenomenal talent coupled with misuse of modern day social media. I agree that he is done.

  5. Burfict lost the battle but won the war at least where AB is concerned. Guy hasn’t been the same since that hit. AB should definitely seek out help or at the very least get a scan done on his brain to see what the damage is. I also recommend that the mother/children get restraining orders now because this is a step away from becoming violent.

  6. The guy can’t possibly be of sound mind. Only a mentally ill person would post himself behaving that way for all to see. CTE or some other form of mental illness has to be a factor,because this sure isn’t normal.

    I remember when the fanboys were saying the Pats would never sign AB. I remember when the fanboys said if anyone could tame AB it was Bb. A Pats fan boy/girl talking about mental illness is rich indeed considering the conduct of the fan base. AB needs help as do a lot of people in this country judging from the comments on here and election results.

  7. This is the 2nd such video now… This clown is a combination of being nuts, feeling entitled, and having never been told “no.” Cutting him cost NE the SB this year, but it was the right thing to do.

  8. Wow, I just watched the video. What a loser. And all that infront of his kids!! and he records this like its some cool thing to do? I really wish those Cops would have went full on Baton on that guy. Of course after they drove his kids away. Go away loser.

  9. Surely the Police could have taken him into custody for something over this last episode and had him evaluated…..Very sad nobody going to step up and help this dude….

  10. Brown clearly has serious mental health issues–this goes way beyond being a spoiled athlete. The problem is that until he realizes it, nothing short of a tragedy is going to get him the help he needs.

    The only thing I can suggest is that the NFLPA should talk with Brown and convince him that only a full mental health evaluation would help him get back into the league. If the NFLPA really cares about its current and former members, they’d be on this.

  11. Antonio Brown is a selfish, entitled athlete who was never told “no” before Week 17 of the 2018 season. Since then he has consistently heard “no”, and he’s not handling it well.

    And if you think it’s bad now, just wait until the money starts running out …

  12. The hit that Burfict laid on Brown a few years ago plays over and over through my head each time I see him acting a fool. It’s CTE and If it’s not, Then there is no helping him. Brown has accumulated a nice life with plenty of nice things throughout his career and now gets to watch each and every thing he earned slowly disappear… through his own fault may I add.

    So again… It’s CTE… Or… He is just one dumb dude.

  13. Remember everybody. It’s all Ben‘s fault. And Tomlin‘s fault. And the Steelers fault. And the medias fault. And his wife’s fault. And his girlfriends fault. And the police fault. etc. etc. etc. etc. And Big Ben started it all?That’s all I read on here for a year.

  14. His kids may need some type of therapy after having to deal with this guy as their dad. Drew Rosenhaus needs to give him an ultimatum, either seek help or drop him. He is now surrounding himself with people that agree with him. As in this video. Players past and present are no longer around him. Needs help big time

  15. happy1114 says:
    January 14, 2020 at 11:10 am
    Surely the Police could have taken him into custody for something over this last episode and had him evaluated…..Very sad nobody going to step up and help this dude….
    ——————————————————————————–
    Under the Baker Act in Florida, law enforcement could commit him on a 72 hour involuntary hold to a facility for mental evaluation provided he meets the criteria. After seeing his latest antics, I’m seriously thinking an argument could be made that he does meet the criteria.

  16. Patriots surely could have used his talents this year – but I get why they parted ways after spending some face to face time with this guy.

  17. What is really a shame is that no one through his playing career at all levels ever took the time to team him discipline and to hold him accountable. Had this been done when he was playing before the pros, this might not have ever been an issue.

    Sadly, 90% of today’s players are self-important wastes of time.

  18. AB definitely has his share of problems for sure and shouldn’t have said the things he said in front of his children. However,there’s more to this story than what this little video clip shows. I’d like to see the whole thing to get a better understanding before making an opinion.

  19. Cutting him cost NE the SB this year
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    Thats pure delusion. This isn’t madden, a WR has never made or broke a Super Bowl team, and the Patriots were not a SB calibre team. That said Brown sounded inebreiated in that video or something, I cant even see the CFL touching this guy, much less the XFL.

  20. Teams can’t win consistently with AB. He’s too big a distraction and not a team player. People go to the circus to see the clowns but no one wants to live with one. He’ll be bankrupt soon and living on the streets. The XFL pays $55K and it’s about time to go sign up for a check there. Everyone learned a lesson here if you scortch the earth you pay the price.

  21. “If so, someone who can influence him…”

    Therein lies the problem, just who might that ‘someone’ be? From teammates to coaches to his paid representatives plenty of folks have tried to positively influence AB. The sad truth is you can save someone from most anything but themselves. Short of something police mandated or court ordered it’s hard to envision Brown getting the help he appears to desperately need.

  22. Cutting him cost NE the SB this year
    ________
    Thats pure delusion. This isn’t madden, a WR has never made or broke a Super Bowl team, and the Patriots were not a SB calibre team. That said Brown sounded inebreiated in that video or something, I cant even see the CFL touching this guy, much less the XFL.
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    Losing Brown cost the Raiders a playoff berth. Probably would still have lost in the early rounds but he only needed to give them a small boost to seal a wildcard.

  23. happy1114 says:

    Surely the Police could have taken him into custody for something over this last episode and had him evaluated…..Very sad nobody going to step up and help this dude….

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    Unfortunately that isn’t how it works. The police have no authority to do that. AB would have to agree. And we know he isn’t agreeing to anything.

  24. I know popular opinion is that Brown has some sort of mental illness, CTE etc. However, we saw, long before the meltdown, that he was a selfish, me first player. Even a former player saying that once he “got paid” look out. He may well have a mental problem but, on the other hand, this may just be who he is, the real Brown. My guess is that he doesn’t have handlers now, and is surrounded by people that want to use him up until he’s broke.

  25. I saw every snap, every reception, and every touchdown of AB’s tenure with the Steelers. He was a master of his craft and undoubtedly on his way to becoming one of the greatest of all time.

    A couple of seasons ago, when AB was injured at the end of an epic season, the crowd at Heinz field chanted “MVP! MVP!” as he was carted from the field. He was part of a pantheon of football heroes in a city where football is far more than a game.

    To see it all end this way for him is tragedy on a Shakespearean level, both for him and for all fans of the game.

    He’s ill. He needs help. Someone needs to step up and make sure he gets it.

  26. AB’s behavior is NOT due to a “health” problem or mental illness.
    STOP making excuses for him!
    AB CHOOSES, consciously, to behave the way he does.
    The NFL should just ban him for life, and the NFLPA should allow the banishment, NOT the NFL or the Steelers, Raiders, or Pats.
    Why hasn’t the NFLPA helped AB get treatment?
    Why hasn’t the media asked the NFLPA why THEY haven’t helped AB get treatment?
    SMH.
    The NFL is NOT responsible for this in any way, shape, or form.

  27. I’ve seen a number of comments arguing that the media should stop giving him press. I generally agree with that, particularly when it involves his own self-promotion. In this case, I’m glad the incident is getting attention. It makes it harder for any club to justify giving this dude a job and further enabling him.

  28. Therein lies the problem, just who might that ‘someone’ be? From teammates to coaches to his paid representatives plenty of folks have tried to positively influence AB. The sad truth is you can save someone from most anything but themselves. Short of something police mandated or court ordered it’s hard to envision Brown getting the help he appears to desperately need.

    First off you fanboys were bragging that BB was the only one who could fix him…..how did that work out? And I find your comments to be very small and petty.

  29. Stop making excuses for his behavior as having some sort of mental health issue. I know it might be hard for people on the left to understand – but sometimes people are just awful/terrible person. AB is a disgusting person. That’s the reality. Looking for something to blame like CTE and all that, get out of here, he is what he is.

  30. Belicheat “fixed” him all right. Is it any coincidence that once AB became a Patriot he went completely off the rails? Must have been strange watching all the spying going on and wondering where the moral line was drawn. Too bad. AB could have turned state’s evidence and Belicheat and his toadies would be out by now.

  31. “Surely the Police could have taken him into custody for something over this last episode and had him evaluated…..Very sad nobody going to step up and help this dude….”

    Police officers get screamed at and called names in some areas all the time. That in itself is not a reason to take him into custody for “evaluation”.

    I give the cops credit for not just walking up to him and giving him a nightstick to the side of the head as they must have been tempted. He’s lucky they were good cops just doing their jobs as best the could, and not bad ones that would have shut him up that hard way.

  32. AB is clearly very ill. I have been saying so from the beginning. He should not be allowed to sign, far less play unless a full physical and mental evaluation has taken place. The children should not be allowed to see him unsupervised until this is done either.

  33. LOL. If that had been a non celebrity cussing out the police ad nauseum they would have “arrested” him and he probably would have “resisted arrest” resulting in a serious beatdown at the very least.

  34. Imagine this… a white player using that N word like that?!?!?!?
    That player would of been hung from the rafters by his big toes by the media.
    Sick and tired of the double standards.. why arent the kneelers and social injustice folks coming forward putting AB on blast?!?!?!.
    Oh that’s right.. double standards.. silly me.

  35. My guess is that he has a form of paranoid schizophrenia. It’s only going to get worse. He’ll soon be hearing voices if he hasn’t already. He probably thinks he’s perfectly fine and everyone is out to get him. He’ll do something really crazy that will make someone fear for their safety and they will finally turn him in. Mr. Florio is right. Someone needs to take action now before he hurts someone.

  36. Is there a possibility that Mr. Big Frozen Ottoman froze his head along with his feet in France?!?

  37. Idk… WRs in the NFL are a weird lot. You have Terrell Owens who was a basket case. Randy Moss who was a head case. Ocho Cinco ( Chad Johnson), Plaxico Burress, Steve Smith…. The do it because coaches let them get away with it.

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