By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has been known to do things for attention. At least since he has been out of the league.
Brown announced on Monday that he was moving on from football. He claims to be retired.
“Is it time to walk away,” Brown asked. “I done. Everything in the game. I came, I saw, I conquered. Mission complete. Call God.”
The former talented wide receiver, who has had a lot of issues the start of the 2019 season, said that the risk is greater than the reward. There has been concerns that playing in the league for too long will do damage to a player’s head.
“At this point, the risk is greater than the reward,” he said. “Thank you everyone, who been part of this journey. I sincerely thank you for everything! Life goes on 84!”
If this is a true retirement, he will have to sign payment with the league. He could claim a retirement, like Rob Gronkowski, who never signed paperwork with the league, despite saying in multiple interviews that he would be retired.
He came back this off-season after one-year away to be traded from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brown is facing discipline from the league for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Many believe that he’s facing a multiple game suspension.
He was accused of sexual assaulting a woman — who his attorney claimed to be extorting money from him.
Brown was released by the New England Patriots in 2019 after just one game. He did work out with the New Orleans Saints later in the season, but was not signed by another team after his September release.
There has been interest in his services this off-season. Two of the front-runners were the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks before this retirement announcement — if it’s true. Brown recently worked out with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, too.