Antonio Brown has torched the Tom Brady bridge with what he said on a podcast Friday.
The Antonio Brown saga is getting sadder and sadder by the day, as he is doing his very best to burn his bridge with his longtime supporter, Tom Brady.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots were reportedly very close before it went to hell in a hand basket on Sunday afternoon at MetLife for all the world to see. Brown has been released by the Buccaneers and will probably never play another snap in the NFL. For those who choose to vote for him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, do so at your own discretion.
Here is Brown pretty much saying he and Brady are no longer friends.
“To me, a friend is someone who’s got your back,” said Brown on the Full Send Podcast Friday. “Not everybody in sports is going to be your friend. Tom Brady’s my friend, why? Because I’m a good football player. He needs me to play football. People have different meanings of what friendship is.”
Antonio Brown goes scorched earth armageddon to burn his Tom Brady bridge
“You can’t really expect anyone to be your friend in the business of football,” said Brown. “In the business of football, our business is winning. Brady and I like winning. We have that in common. That’s what makes me want to be around him, makes us jell, makes us great. I’m out here getting prove-it contracts, you say you’re my friend, I shouldn’t be playing on that type of deal when I came here and we won a Super Bowl.”
Ultimately, nobody is going to side with Brown over this. He made a complete mockery of the game of football with his over-the-top theatrics at MetLife. It was sadder than an obese fan streaking onto the field in a blowout game. Brown might have an injured ankle, but he is going about this in the absolute worst way possible. He does not give a damn about his bad reputation.
Even if there are people out there claiming that Brown needs help, he also needs to treat people better. Nothing he has done over the last decade leads us to any indication that he is a superb human being. Actions speak louder than words. While he is comfortable enough to rip Brady on a podcast, everybody knows Brown’s career was over before Brady tried to save him from himself.
At this point, why would Brady want to admit he is friends with Brown? There is nothing to gain.