Terry Bradshaw on Patriots' Antonio Brown: 'I Don't Like Him'

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Tiki and Tierney
September 09, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw after the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium

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Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw isn't a fan of the newest New England Patriot Antonio Brown.

Bradshaw played 14 seasons in Pittsburgh, bringing four Super Bowl titles to the organization. He believed Brown would be well on his way to a Hall of Fame-worthy career if he were to remain in Pittsburgh. Instead, Brown asked Pittsburgh for a trade last season. Pittsburgh obliged and traded the wide receiver to Oakland, but the 31-year old wouldn't play a snap for the Raiders. 

Now as Brown settles down with his third team in under a year, Bradshaw revealed his distaste for the former Steeler, who is second among the team's career receiving leaders, when he joined "Tiki & Tierney" on Monday. The Fox Sports analyst initially said Brown's success with New England depends on if he "minds his manners" and is a "perfect gentleman," but quickly shared his strong feelings.

"I never met him, but I don't like him," Bradshaw said. "I've done a couple of things with him, he's always late. [He's] disrespectful of authority in my opinion. Are [the Patriots] going to be lenient because of his talent? 'Oh, he's late for a meeting. Okay. Fine him.' Are they? I don't see that. I don't think they need the disruption - 'I heard he's great in the locker room.' Really? That's not what I'm hearing outside of Pittsburgh that he was great in the locker room. Why would you want to leave Ben Roethlisberger and why would Le'Veon [Bell] want to leave that if the system is so good for them? It's always about money because you may get your money but you've got to pay taxes on that money and you may not go to where you can excel like you are in Pittsburgh.

"I have some serious doubts about this guy. I don't like him. I don't like the way he acts. Look, he's a diva and he's not the kind of person I'd want to play with. I don't care what his talent is because you win with team, you don't win with "me". And he's a me-guy. I just flat out don't like him."

Bradshaw detailed that Brown's infamous video, where he reacted to the report that he was released, was the moment that got to him most throughout Brown's entire dramatic debacle. 

"When he jumped up and said "I'm free," runs out of the house. I thought "what a child," Bradshaw said. "I'm totally baffled by the whole thing. I'm almost like, "Did they already have this set up?" ... I just can't figure this out. It's confusing to me. But child-like behavior and I'm shocked they brought him in. They don't need him. They've got [Josh] Gordon, who is actually a good dude. "

Click the audio player below to listen to Bradshaw's interview in its entirety.