Antonio Brown: “I’m Not Crazy”
It’s been two weeks since the dust settled on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers releasing Antonio Brown saga, headlined by the mercurial, shirtless wide receiver leaving the MetLife Stadium field and throwing his equipment into the stands on his way out.
Since that episode, people around the league—and even Brown’s former quarterback, Tom Brady—hinted that Brown is battling mental health issues. Brown, via an upcoming episode of the I Am Athlete podcast, said he’s heard people refer to him as “crazy” but insists that he’s not dealing with anything of the sort.
“Why every time something happens bad, or how someone reacts, ‘Aw, he’s crazy, there’s something wrong with his mental health,’” Brown said. “There’s nothing wrong with my mental health. Someone told me to get the [expletive] out of here. I’m not passive-aggressive.
“An NFL Super Bowl team coach told a guy on the team who’s playing hurt ‘get the [expletive] out of here.’”
Brown said in early January that once he undergoes ankle surgery he’ll be “looking forward to next season.” The 33-year-old still needs to find a team willing to sign him, though.