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Antonio Brown released a statement on social media about his biggest regret, and the former NFL wide receiver delivered a truly wild take.
The final image former All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown left NFL fans with was of him ripping off his pads and shirts on the sidelines in New York and then running out of the stadium, essentially quitting football midway through in a game that he d took the field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Since his retirement from football, Brown has remained vocal on social media while pursuing a musical career, performing at various festivals and venues over the past year or so. On Thursday, however, he decided to reflect on his regrets on social media, leading to one of the wildest tags 2022 has yet seen (and will likely see going forward).
Brown ran through many of his regrettable (at least to most) moments in the NFL, from his unceremonious exit at the Bucs-Jets game, to his ill-fated Raiders tenure and struggles there, to his legal troubles in Florida. But none of them are the former recipient’s biggest regret.
No, his biggest regret is not being able to see Antonio Brown play.
Antonio Brown says his biggest regret was not being able to see Antonio Brown play
Brown said in his statement that watching after the fact was not the same, comparing watching him play to “like watching The Beatles or Jesus perform at Red Rocks.”
There has been a long-standing pattern of erratic behavior from Brown, which the violations throughout his career reflect. This has led many fans to question his mental health state. In fact, the Bucs tried to get him into counseling regarding his mental health prior to his eventual release.
Recordings like this are also just another example of this. But still, that’s a hell of a statement for anyone, including Brown, to make.