Antonio Brown opens up during lengthy radio interview
Antonio Brown addressed myriad topics Friday during a lengthy interview on New York 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” program, and the 40-minute sit-down showcased how the exiled wide receiver is completely committed to his ongoing apology tour.
Brown continued his efforts to make amends to former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger, a frequent target of alarming and inflammatory barbs since the wideout controversially parted ways with the organization in 2019.
Building on the sentiments expressed in an Instagram post earlier in the week in which he apologized to Roethlisberger, Brown said during the interview that he “can’t make excuses for what I did” and “could’ve handled myself better” during their time as teammates and afterward.
Brown also weighed in on how he would like to play again with Tom Brady — a “special quarterback” — and how he would never join the XFL, which he calls “lower-class football.”
As far as currently residing in NFL purgatory due to numerous allegations, incidents and legal entanglements that remain under league investigation, Brown simply hopes for the opportunity to resurrect his career.
“I just want to be on a team that protects my well-being,” Brown said.
Does #AntonioBrown accept accountability for his recent behavior?? Full interview is up now! pic.twitter.com/CWonVI8hqo— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) February 14, 2020
More than anything he specifically addressed concerning his countless mistakes and transgressions over the past year, Brown stressed during the interview that he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.
While the sentiments expressed by Brown during the interview are indeed encouraging, he has gone down this road before in previous months, only to quickly eliminate any generated goodwill. These self-destructive acts typically come in the form of a Twitter meltdown or an engagement in some other kind of untoward behavior or antics.
In other words, when it comes to Brown, the NFL world will simply wait for the other shoe to drop until he proves capable of otherwise.