Antonio Brown seems to love to burn bridges, even for teams he has never played for.
A few days ago, the controversial WR received a workout from the New Orleans Saints, but they still elected to not sign him due to his ongoing investigation from the NFL.
On Tuesday, Brown took to Instagram Live and stated the Saints used him as a ‘publicity stunt.’
“I know I got a really crusty tone lately,” Brown says. “But really I’m at peace. I just don’t like the lack of respect in the world. You know, everyone has deadlines. I guess the NFL don’t have a deadline for me, so. I appreciate Sean Payton and them guys for supporting me and bringing me out to work out. But I think it was a publicity stunt for them. Sean Payton know[s] the feeling of being left behind, not being able to interact with his team. I don’t have a team. But it is what it is. We don’t seek comfort. We don’t make excuses. I’m [going to] just keep committing to be the difference. ‘Cause I know I’m the difference.”
Not exactly sure what Brown is getting at, but no team is going to risk signing him knowing the league would just step in and put him on the Commissioner’s exempt list and effectively end his season. He’s going to have to wait until 2020.