JLC On AB: "There's No Reason To Even Think About Football"

Antonio Brown's primary concern isn't the NFL; it's staying out of jail

Tiki and Tierney
January 23, 2020 - 5:47 pm

A warrant has been issued for Antonio Brown’s arrest, this after an alleged battery and burglary at his home Tuesday, which resulted in the arrest of his trainer, Glenn Holt. The 31-year-old Brown faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and criminal mischief less than $1,000.

For a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro, Brown doesn’t seem too interested in playing in the NFL. Is his career finished?

“Until [he gets help], there’s probably no reason to even think about football,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on Tiki & Tierney. “There’s a long time between now and when training camp starts. If he continues on the trajectory he’s on, this will be a moot point because he’ll be incarcerated. He just keeps outdoing himself in the worst way possible with one incident after the next. With what’s going on between him and law enforcement, it’s hard to see this not continuing in a negative direction unless he does make some serious changes in his life.”

Brown’s legal woes are, in a word, extensive. In September, he was accused of rape by a former trainer. The mother of Brown’s three sons, meanwhile, is seeking custody of their children. Even agent Drew Rosenhaus cut ties with Brown.

“He is self-destructing,” La Canfora said. “It does seem like he needs to talk to somebody and get evaluated, but I don’t know where that support system is. There does not really seem to be one or any group of individuals, small or large, that can get through to him. And I’m not sure how many are really trying right now. He seems pretty cut off from a lot of people right now. You hope for the best, but sitting here and trying to project where Antonio Brown will be come next September is a difficult task. I hope he can get himself together.”