Antonio Brown, a talented wide receiver who has had ugly departures at his last four NFL teams, flirted with controversy again in a tweet in which he seems to compare himself to Jesus. Also the Beatles, irate fans will point out.
“Sincerely AB,” Brown tweeted, sharing a meme first posted by the handle @thesportsmemery on Instagram. “My biggest regret in my career doesn’t involve calling my GM a “cracker”, or showing up to Raiders camp late in a hot air balloon with frozen feet, or throwing rocks at that UPS driver, and it definitely doesn’t involve taking my shirt off and doing a victory lap around the Jets’ stadium mid game while throwing up deuces. My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see me, Antonio Brown, play a game live. Sure, I can watch the game afterwards, but I can’t imagine what that was like for you all to see something like that. Like watching the Beatles or Jesus perform at Red Rocks,” says the meme in a quote blurb attributed to Antonio Brown on his biggest regret.
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Red Rocks top trended on Twitter as comments poured in on Antonio Brown‘s tweet. There was indignance, insults and pure mirth. In other tweets, users shared memes on Jesus performing at Red Rocks.
Antonio Brown’s once promising career has been littered with controversy. When Brown ran off the pitch at MetLife Stadium while ripping off his Tampa Bay Buccaneers kit in gameweek 17 last year, many believed he had gone too far. The 34-year-old has not been signed up this season and hinted in May that he would not play in 2022.
AB moments abound. In 2019 he entered a cryotherapy machine without wearing proper footwear and was injured. The timing was terrible – he was supposed to begin playing for the Oakland Raiders who had acquired him only months before.
Later in the same year, Brown was fined $54,000 by the Raiders for missing squad workouts. After he was fined, Brown fought with general manager Mike Mayock and called him a ‘cracker’ repeatedly. He also posted the letter fining him on Instagram. This incident resulted in the Raiders releasing him.
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Brown joined the Patriots after his stint with the Raiders and was charged with sexual misconduct twice in one week in complaints by two different women. This resulted in the Patriots releasing him, after he had played only a single game for them.
Later, he joined the Buccaneers but did not continue there long as he ripped off his jersey and the rest of the kit before throwing it to the crowd. This resulted in him being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.