Since Antonio Brown’s release from the New England Patriots, fans and critics have become increasingly annoyed and downright worried at his antics on social media, with many of them telling him to seek help for his obvious mental problems.
A recent report by ESPN has now revealed that Brown has been going to therapy in recent months, per his father, Eddie.
“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.”
Therapy or not, Brown has continued to pile up tweets that don’t help his case for employment. In his rare public comments, all on social media, Brown has bounced from being apologetic to antagonistic, sometimes in the same day.”
He did allude to having a therapist back in October.
“If he’s truly going to therapy it ain’t working. He still has his non sensical twitter rants,” one person wrote in response to the report.
That same ESPN report goes on to state the different aspects of Brown’s personality that changes depending on the day.
“Even with the relaxed barricades around him, Brown often welcomed conflict, which many teammates noticed in his love-hate relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. If Brown had a problem, he wouldn’t hold back in voicing his frustration, including once when Roethlisberger tried to enforce his no-music policy in the locker room. “F— you, cracker,” Brown responded, according to one Steeler. The two usually hashed things out, but Brown’s in-your-face, confrontational style became exhausting to some players who just wanted to come to work without issue.”