Antonio Brown has emerged from a humble young WR into one of the most diva, baggage-carrying players in the NFL. Could it be the stardom that’s brought it on? One fan thinks he can point it to one certain play.
Reddit user DemonSlyr007 noticed that almost all of Brown’s asinine off-the-field issues took place after the brutal hit that he sustained at the hand of then Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the Steelers Wildcard game on 1/9/16.
Interestingly enough, Burfict is now Brown’s teammate on the Raiders.
It took a few years but these are the effects from that vontaze burfict hit pic.twitter.com/xJCFBCzAZx
— Wil Merritt (@Wil_da_beast_) August 9, 2019
The source notes that Brown has been in this league since 2010 and yet the large issues didn’t start until after December of 2016.
With the increased talk about concussions and CTE, it’s not clear if any early onset health issues have actually been the cause of some of the behavior that have lead to these issues, but it is interesting nonetheless.