First, Brown seemingly took shots at his former teammate after he shared a picture of himself with Brady’s now ex-wife Gisele Bündchen prior to them announcing their divorce. A few weeks after Brown shared the photo of him and Bündchen from the Super Bowl, the former NFL wide receiver decided to sell t-shirts with that same photo.
Brown was recently asked what happened between him and Brady and why he is seemingly taking digs at him, to which, the former wide receiver then made himself out as the victim, saying that he is selling the T-shirts to raise money for fatherless children. “This is a charity shirt to raise money for the fatherless kids,” Brown told entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David. “I don’t know his girl. It’s a T-shirt to raise money from a real moment that happened. How is this a reach? Because they’re going through a divorce? People go through stuff every day, man.”
“What about me when I’m on the news for … I’m crazy, something happened,” Brown continued.
“It is what it is, man.”
Now, Brown is leaking text messages between him and Brady from a 2021 conversation.
Tom Brady Calls Antonio Brown “Selfish”
Antonio Brown shared a private text from his former teammate and friend Tom Brady to his social media this week.
“You are demonstrating very poor decisions and poor communication to so many people who have gone above and beyond to help you,” the text began. “You are acting selfish and unfortunately many of those people are exhausted by the erratic and unpredictable emotional behavior.”
Brady continued to say, “When I met you, you were humble, willing to learn and anxious to improve things in your life. In a short period of time, you have done those things an accomplished some great things. And very much on the path to success long term.”
“Unfortunately, you have reverted very much back to a young immature man that is selfish, self serving, irrational, and irresponsible. I for one, am disappointed in many behaviors over the past few months. You have seemed to have lost the humility and that APG,” the text continued to read. “You have gone from hanging around good quality people that had genuine interest in seeing you succeed, to seeing others whose live are erratic and out of control and leading you down a negative path.”
Antonio Brown’s Time With the NFL
Antonio Brown played for the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to changing teams and playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, alongside quarterback Tom Brady.
Fans of the NFL began to worry about Brown’s mental health when the seven-time Pro Bowler ran shirtless through the end zone during a January 2020 game and directly into the locker room after what many assumed was a disagreement between him and the coaching staff over whether or not he was healthy enough to play.
Shortly after the incident, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Antonio Brown from the team. Mental health help is something Brown’s former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, offered to get him after Brown’s outburst during a January 2020 game, but the NFL wide receiver refused.