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We Bet Antonio Brown Has No Regrets About This

Written by TrevStone

Oddly, Antonio Brown seems to have given his NFL career the final word. On Thursday 11 August, the NFL wide receiver tweeted a message with an odd quotation regarding his worst regret throughout his NFL career. 

He mentioned some of his most ridiculous actions including “throwing rocks at the UPS driver” and his controversial release from the Buccaneers. However, none of those, he continues, are his major regrets.

What then is it? Brown considers his greatest regret as not being able to watch himself play a game live. The graphic tweet was published with the phrase “Sincerely AB.”. The first thing he said was an all-time line: “The biggest regret in my career DOESN’T entail calling my GM a cracker.” 

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An Overview of AB’s Football Career 

Antonio began his professional football career At Central Michigan University. When still playing college football, he was recognized as an All-American punt returner in 2008 and 2009.  Brown was later selected by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The athlete led all players in the league in receptions from his first year in 2010 until 2018.

The Steelers made it to Super Bowl XLV during Brown’s first season with the franchise, but they ended up losing to the Green Bay Packers. In just ten games, he had 16 receptions for 167 yards to cap off his rookie season. 

He made NFL history by having over 1,000 yards receptions and returned in the same year during his second season. Brown was chosen for the 2012 Pro Bowl as a punt returner.

He again made history by becoming the only NFL wide receiver to hit five receptions and 50 yards in each game of the 2013 season.

Brown’s NFL Trades 

Despite the fact that his on-field productivity persisted over the following seasons, which included leading the NFL in receptions and receiving yards in 2014, receptions in 2015, receiving yards in 2017, and receiving touchdowns in 2018, AB’s relationship with the Steelers kept souring. 

When Brown’s relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers deteriorated, he eventually requested a trade. After being acquired by the Oakland Raiders in a trade in 2019, Brown became the highest-paid receiver in the league. 

His stint in Oakland, though, was brief, and after a number of off-field problems, including an altercation with his GM Mike Mayock, the franchise released Brown before he had even participated in a regular-season game. 

Soon after, Brown joined the New England Patriots but was released after just one game. The NFL was looking into accusations of sexual assault against him at the time. 

After spending the rest of the 2019 season and part of 2020 as a free agent, AB finally signed with the Buccaneers, with whom he proceeded to win Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Brown towards the end of the 2021 season after the WR stripped off his jersey before running off the field during a match against the New York Jets.

What is Antonio Brown Up To?

It’s been seven months Since Antonio Brown last wore an NFL uniform. In an interview that he gave while at a Fan Controlled Football game in late May, the receiver talked about starting his rap career and how “business was flourishing” for him as an “independent businessman.”

In April, Brown launched his first album with the help of Kanye West. The Pro Bowler also revealed in May that he would not participate in the 2022 NFL season as he concentrates on his new-found rap career.

Since being released by the Buccaneers after his sudden exit during Tampa Bay’s 28-24 victory over the Jets in Week 17, the star has made multiple headlines for various non-football-related reasons. The latest headline concerned the tweet revealing his biggest regret from his NFL career – not being able to watch himself play live.

AB’s music career began when ‘he made an appearance in Drake’s “God’s Plan” music video in 2018. Brown started putting out songs in January 2020 under the moniker AB; his lead single so far is “Whole Lotta Money.”

The athlete later published “Pit Not the Palace” in January 2022, hours after leaving the field in the course of a Buccaneers-Jets game.

Brown’s Controversies 

Brown caused conflict inside the Steelers organization and was involved in several incidents both before and during the 2018 season. This included throwing furniture out of his 14th-floor apartment window in April of 2019 and coming dangerously close to running over a 22-month-old child on the patio below. 

That was followed by Brown being cited over-speeding at way above 100 mph on a suburban Pittsburgh Road. When Brown got sued for the April incident, the child’s family reached a settlement agreement with AB.

 In the speeding incident, a judge found him guilty of reckless driving, and he incurred a legal fine for the misdemeanor.

Britney Taylor, Brown’s former personal trainer, filed a complaint against him on September 2019, claiming he had sexually abused her three times.  However, the claims were refuted by AB and his legal counsel. 

The district attorney’s office declared on September 18 that Brown would not face charges because Taylor’s accusations were made after the timeframe stipulated under the statute of limitations had expired.   

On September 16, another woman made a similar accusation. Separately, Victor Prisk, a physician in Pittsburgh with whom Brown collaborated while playing for the Steelers, filed a lawsuit against Brown in 2018 for $11,500 in unpaid payments and “farting in his face.” In April 2021, a settlement between Antonio Brown and Taylor was reached.

Turns Out That The “Biggest Regret” Quote Isn’t an AB Original 

According to some sources, the graphic tweet was all a joke. It’s alleged that Brown took a Kanye West meme and made it his own. Some online sports pundits are already calling upon Antonio Brown to clarify the issue. 

Given the endless controversies surrounding AB’s professional and personal life, a meme of this nature does not come as a surprise. However, despite all the melodrama, AB will forever be celebrated as one of the greatest talents in the history of the NFL.

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TrevStone

Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 24 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.