“Tampa Bay Didn’t Want Me At All, Tom Brady Didn’t Want Me”| Another Day, Another Cry For Help From Antonio Brown

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown is back in the news. The uber-talented but mercurial pass catcher has made a history of being vocal in the media, and it’s usually for the wrong reasons.

His erratic and inconsistent takes concerning his relationship with Brady — since Brown stormed off the field and out of the NFL in the middle of a game — continue.

This time he’s once again changing his tune.

Brown recently called Brady his “brother” after originally throwing him under the bus following his meltdown against the Jets that led to his subsequent release.

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Brown, who has launched his new music career and album to very mixed reviews, appeared on April 20 “Off The Record” podcast with DJ Akademiks to shed some light on his relationship with The GOAT.

AB mentioned how he’s only been in Brady’s house once, and Brady has never been to his house.

 “I don’t go to guys’ houses … some of these guys never been in my house. Some of these guys you know, Tom Brady, never, you know, I’ve never been in his house. … I was one time, but he never came to my house.”

Brown even mentioned that genuine friendships don’t happen, because the NFL is all about business

 “It ain’t about love, it’s just business. We got a job like, you probably go to your station, and go to your show, you work with a lot of people, that don’t mean they are your friends.”

 

Brown Says He’s Only Been To Brady’s House Once

This seems very odd and a bit unbelievable because it was widely reported that Brown lived with Brady during his brief 11-day stint with the Patriots back in 2019.

 At the time of the move TB12 even confirmed it via the media.

 “Antonio is a good friend of mine and, again, we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the years. So, he’s just getting settled and I know he’s looking for places, but it’s nice to be able to have him around. And we’re getting to work and he likes to be integrated into what we’re doing, big transition for him moving across the state really not knowing anyone. So, you know, again, just trying to be a great teammate, and help someone out who’s a great friend.”

 

Brady helped bring AB to New England, and then Tampa Bay, even when it was apparent that Bruce Arians wasn’t really a fan of the move.

Arians at the time in an interview with Tiki and Tierney basically said he was uninterested in AB’s services and the baggage that comes with it.

“It’s not gonna happen. There’s no room. It’s just not gonna happen. It’s just not a fit there.”

Brown ended up playing a big role on the Bucs 2020-21 Super Bowl-winning team.

Brown Meltdown, Throwing Brady Under Bus, Then Apology

In a 2021 Week 17 game against the New York Jets, Brown undressed and left the field after refusing to re-enter at coach Bruce Arians’ request.

Arians then told Brown, who said he was injured, to leave the field. Brown obliged but in a way that no one expected.

He was immediately cut and would never play another down in Tampa. Brown told his side of the story, and said Brady wasn’t a friend in an interview with “Full Send Podcast.”

 He said Brady lied to him.

“Tom said he would throw it if I came to play hurt, I came. He didn’t throw it, imagine being hurt, having to play through this and being lied to.”

A few weeks later AB was telling folks he loves Tom, that’s his guy. He even considers Brady the GOAT, a great player and teammate.

Antonio Brown loves the attention he’s getting from the media. With his music career being guided by Kanye West, Brown knows he needs to stay relevant and promote himself. So take what he says with a grain of salt.