Antonio Brown Implies That He’s Retiring From Football ‘The Risk Is Greater That The Reward’

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Is Antonio Brown done with football?

On Monday afternoon, the troubled wide receiver who has been plagued with several off-the-field issues in the past year is implying on Twitter that he’s done with football because “the risk is greater than the reward.”

Brown’s announcement comes about a week after he was paid $5 million for settling his compensation grievance with the New England Patriots


The New England Patriots have settled compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez over the past week, which creates notable salary-cap space for the team, league sources told ESPN.

The Patriots had owed wide receiver Brown $9 million, and as part of the settlement he will instead receive $5 million, per sources.

The settlement is notable, as some experts viewed the Patriots’ chances of recouping any money as low. The Patriots gave Brown a $9 million signing bonus on Sept. 7, and half of it was to be paid on Sept. 23, three days after they cut him. The other half was to be paid in January.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Brown has hinted at retirement. Back in September Brown vowed that he was done with the NFL only to change his stance about a week later. Unfortunately it’s hard to tell if Brown is being sincere about not wanting to play anymore or if he’s just putting on a show for publicity.