Antonio Brown Blasts His Own Father And Calls Him A ‘Failure’ For Granting ESPN Interview

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Antonio Brown has beef with his father, former Arena league wide receiver Eddie Brown for giving an interview with ESPN.

On Monday, ESPN released a story where Brown’s father claims AB was devastated after getting cut by the Patriots.

Via ESPN

Eddie says that Brown seemed to be realizing the truth about his precarious situation — that he had created enough wreckage around him to ruin an ideal situation in Foxborough and that he was in danger of never playing again in the NFL as sexual misconduct allegations and other legal woes piled up around him.

His sudden unemployment devastated Brown. He had loved everything about New England: the culture, the professionalism, the chance to impact Tom Brady’s final Super Bowl campaigns.

Eddie says that Brown seemed to be realizing the truth about his precarious situation — that he had created enough wreckage around him to ruin an ideal situation in Foxborough and that he was in danger of never playing again in the NFL as sexual misconduct allegations and other legal woes piled up around him.

Eddie goes on to day that Antonio admitted that he needed help to change his life and that he was seeking therapy.

Eddie is used to Antonio reacting to tribulations with bullheadedness and a steadfast refusal to change — the son inherited his stubbornness from his father, after all.

But this time, Brown seemed eager to regain what he had lost. He sat down with his father and delivered these words: Maybe I need to change what I’m doing. Brown informed his dad that he was undergoing therapy, which a source has confirmed to ESPN. Neither Eddie nor the source could confirm what kind of therapy, the frequency of his treatment or much else — but Brown himself referenced his therapist on Twitter in October.

“He understands something may be going on, and he’s going to see about it,” Eddie, a former Arena Football League star, told ESPN in the first of a series of interviews, this one in October. “If there is or isn’t, he’ll find out. But he’s not sitting around doing nothing. … That come-to-Jesus moment came home.”

Brown apparently didn’t appreciate his father talking to the press and blasted him on Twitter.

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