For months football aficionados have been following the antics of Antonio Brown as if he was the antagonist of a scarcely believable Netflix original.
His behavior has been so erratic and enigmatic that the NFL has pretty much washed its collective hands of him. And you know the NFL — if Darth Vader could run a 4.3 in the 40, one of the member franchises would find a way to get him on a roster.
Recently the panelists of ESPN’s “First Take” took a relatively compassionate approach (keep in mind we’re still dealing with talk radio) regarding what appears to be Brown’s increasingly desperate cries for attention. He wants to play. He doesn’t want to play. Last week he torpedoed a scheduled meeting with the NFL with a profane social media blast.
“The best defense for Antonio Brown,” Stephen A. Smith said, “is an insanity plea.” To which Max Kellerman responded, “Exactly!”
“There’s no other excuse,” Smith said. “Between how he conducted himself in Pittsburgh. Standing to (Jon) Gruden in Oakland and then taping his conversation, which by the way, was against California law.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports