Antonio Brown continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The former NFL player turned rapper turned professional football owner just can’t stay out of the drama.
Most recently, his AFL team saw a number of players, as well as the head coach, leave due to payroll issues. He posted an ironic tweet on Thursday following the departures.
Ever since Brown’s bizarre exit from the NFL, chaos has seemingly to surrounded him.
He’s been issued an arrest warrant, been seen exposing himself in a hotel pool, blasted former teammate Tom Brady, and faked a return to the National Football League.
It seems the drama has trickled over into his latest professional venture.
AB recently purchased the Albany Empire, the Arena League’s two-time defending champions. That run of titles is likely done with Brown at the helm.
Not only did he get kicked out by security in his first on-field appearance as owner, but now, he’s without his head coach, top passer, top receiver, and a pair of defensive captains.
Reports surfaced last weekend of Albany players and coaches not being paid. The Empire’s management team chalked it up to an issue with their payroll processor.
Antonio Brown posted a message on Twitter after the fact, which his followers quickly bashed him for.
The tweet read, “They bring the pain, I bring the payment.”
The comments section was not kind.
— Robbie Chops (@ChopsRobinsonM) May 4, 2023
One person wrote, “Bro you ain’t paying anyone though,” while another said, “He indeed did not bring the payment.”
This fan posted, “Lmfao perfectly timed tweet.” The irony is undeniable.
Antonio Brown just can’t seem to get out of his own way. We’ll see how the saga in Albany unfolds this season. The Empire currently sit at 1-2 and have rehired head coach Tom Menas, who the team fired a week before the 2023 season.