Buccaneers: Antonio Brown is clearly not well

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

It’s past time that the conversation is had about the mental health of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown. This is bigger than football.

Mental health is a real issue. For everyone. Sometimes that’s easy to forget, especially when it comes to professional athletes due to the perception that they’re superhuman. Luckily, both the league, and society as a whole, are putting more effort into helping everyone they can when it comes to mental health.

Brown has had his fair share of shenanigans, with the majority being brushed off as him being a “diva”, or just crazy. There is much more to this story however.

AB certainly has shown signs of being bipolar, and we’re not doctors obviously, but this goes beyond anything we’ve ever seen. If that is what’s going on, unfortunately there isn’t much that can be done. You just have to deal with it as you can and roll with the punches that come with the ups and downs.

That is essentially the ending for the movie Slapshot. If you know you know. According to reports, Mike Evans tried to calm him down, but to clearly no avail.

There’s also been an increased emphasis on head trauma with NFL players, with “CTE” becoming a household term. The possibilities of what’s going on are honestly endless, but the exact reason isn’t the main point.

Antonio Brown is clearly not well when it comes to his mental well-being. He is one of the most talent wide receivers ever to lace up a pair of cleats, but none of that is what matters at the moment. It’s clear he needs some help, and stepping away from football may he what’s best. Due to his talent, it may not be what fans want to hear, but as fellow humans, it’s clearly the right thing to do. He is not well, and it’s time we acknowledge and respect that.