Antonio Clown

Turner Keck, Staff Writer

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Antonio Brown was recently traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders after a falling out with his former team and teammates. Ever since the trade, AB has dominated the headlines with his foolish behavior off the field. From refusing to wear a new helmet and attacking former teammates on social media to filing grievances against the NFL, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about AB. He has now found himself in hot water after an altercation with his General Manager.

Most people have heard about his previous incidents, but you may not know the real situations. After being traded, he attacked one of the public’s favorite players and his former teammate, JuJu Smith-Schuster, on social media. On Twitter, AB had a busy day on April 7th, 2019. He posted some ambiguous tweets that would come back to haunt him after a heckler showed him an image of Smith-Schuster winning the Steelers’ 2018 MVP. AB commented on JuJu’s poor performance in the playoffs, to which JuJu responded by saying he had shown nothing but respect and love to AB. The second incident was the helmet.  In short, the league deemed his current helmet unsafe and forced him to wear a new one, which he did not take to kindly. After much arguing, he chose to file a grievance which he lost. He has since given in and worn the new helmet.

After all of this trouble, AB should have learned his lesson, but he hasn’t and that could cost him the start of his Raiders career. Some say that the Raiders may be in talks with the NFL of terminating his $50 million, three-year contract. Yesterday, it was announced that Brown had to be physically restrained after a screaming match with Raiders’ GM Mike Mayock. This wouldn’t be his first time getting punished by the Raiders, who have already fined him for missing practice. It is very unlikely that AB will remain with the Raiders for much longer after this instance, as his head coach, John Gruden, has already expressed his displeasure with Brown’s behavior.

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