- Sportsbooks are offering a prop wager listing odds of -500 against Antonio Brown being on an NFL roster to start the 2020 season
- Brown live-streamed a profanity-laced video on Instagram about the mother of his three children and Florida police
- The former All-Pro wide receiver hasn’t played in the NFL since he was released by the New England Patriots on Sept. 20th
Is the NFL career of Antonio Brown finally down for the count? It would appear so.
The likelihood of Brown getting another chance with an NFL club was at best remote. But that was before he opted to live-stream a profanity-laced tirade directed toward the mother his three children and Florida police on his Instagram account on Monday.
Following the outburst, sportsbooks are offering a prop wager with odds of -500 favoring that Brown won’t be on a team’s roster to start the 2020 NFL season.
Odds Antonio Brown is on an NFL Roster in Week 1 of 2020
Odds taken Jan. 14th
The 31-year-old wide receiver, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, hasn’t played in the NFL since he was released by the New England Patriots on Sept. 20th
Brown Goes Ballistic
In the video, Brown is heard accusing his former girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss of trying to steal a Bentley that was parked in his driveway. Kyriss was at Brown’s home to pick up their three kids.
I respect authority with police the injustice just so unfair I had the biggest cop chase at @FIU ask Mario Cristobal in 2007 about the police how they had me gun point no reason then kicked me out school; pittsburgh police pulled me over before a game 2018 vs Carolina y us y me
— AB (@AB84) January 14, 2020
After police responded and were questioning Brown regarding the vehicle, his anger only escalated. He then launches into a profanity-laced tirade, directing his ire at the officers on the scene in front of his home.
On Tuesday, the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department issued a statement that they would be cutting all ties with him.
“Antonio Brown had a relationship with the Hollywood Police Department Athletic League for a number of years. He was helpful monetarily and with his personal time that he shared with the children. Recently, Mr. Brown has had incidents which necessitated police intervention.” pic.twitter.com/iNXY0nwGgC
— Katherine Redmond (@kathyredmond) January 14, 2020
He’d sponsored a seven-on-seven youth football league run by the department’s Police Athletic League and would work out on the PAL field.
The department returned Brown’s donation. It was their officers who’d been the target of his Monday tirade.
Just the Latest Episode
Brown’s steady decline from a wideout who twice led the NFL in receptions and receiving yardage into an unemployed football player is the epitome of downward spiral. Sadly, it’s also been mostly self-inflicted.
Acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers by the Oakland Raiders in the offseason, he didn’t play a game for Oakland. The Raiders released Brown shortly after a public altercation with GM Mike Mayock.
Just saw the Antonio Brown Instagram Live video from today. Really disturbing. As if we didn’t already know, the guy should be nowhere near a football field and needs serious psychiatric help.
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) January 14, 2020
He lasted just 11 days and one game for the Patriots. New England opted to cut ties with Brown following two separate accusations of sexual misconduct made against him. Brown sent intimidating messages to one of his accusers.
At the time of his release by the Patriots, sportsbooks were offering -300 odds that he’d be on an NFL roster to start the 2020 season.
The NFL Is Done With Brown . . . For Now
Brown is completely toxic. Even Colin Kaepernick probably doesn’t think Brown will get another shot with an NFL team by the start of next season.
He’s already burned his bridges with the Raiders and Patriots, the two NFL teams best known for turning malcontents into reclamation projects.
There isn’t a team in the league that’s going to be willing to sign him. Well, not right away, anyway.
Somehow, I went the whole day without watching the Antonio Brown video – until now.
Oh. My. God.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) January 14, 2020
When the Patriots cut Brown, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton stated he’d no interest in giving him a look.
Later in the season, although they ultimately opted not to sign him, the Saints worked Brown out.
He won’t get offers leading into next season. But at some point during the campaign , a desperate NFL team, its receiving corps riddled by injury, will get in touch with Brown’s agent.
Pick: No (-500).
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