Randy Moss does not see a future for Antonio Brown in the National Football League after his actions.
On ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown,” host Suzy Kolber asked the Hall-of-Fame wideout if he thought Brown deserved another shot with an NFL team and Moss did not mince one word in his explanation.
“No I don’t, Suzy,” Moss said, per NFL on ESPN. “I’ve said this time and time again about the code, the brotherhood, and let me say it again. We don’t care as players what you do during the week. We care about the three hours that we come together as one. I know that there are a lot of people that are going to be talking about the mental health issues. If it’s a mental health issue for Antonio Brown, so be it, let it be serious. But the way that we’re taking mental health issues in our country is very serious, so I don’t want it to be a cop-out where you’re taking mental health over here versus stupidity. You look at some of the things that Antonio Brown did yesterday, that was stupid.
“One thing that really stood out to me that I was just shaking my head ‘oh no,’ I know what kind of teammate, I know what type of person Mike Evans is. I know what he stands for. And for Mike Evans to go over there and try to calm Antonio Brown because ‘you need to fight with me, we’re here to play football’ but Antonio Brown took it upon himself, ‘you know what, the heck with all you guys.’ So to answer your question, Suzy, will he be on another team? The question is, who would want to play with Antonio Brown?”
NFL insider Adam Schefter answered Moss with an even harsher response: “Let me answer that for you, he’s not going to play in the NFL ever again,” Schefter added. “That was the ultimate walk-off.”
Head coach Bruce Arians said he does not regret bringing Brown into the organization.
“I have no regrets. I just hope the best for him,” Arians said Monday.
Brown took off his jersey and pads, threw his gloves and undershirt into the stands, and jogged across the end zone shirtless while both teams were on the field. MetLife security initially thought he was a fan and almost tackled him.
“It was very hard,” Arians said. “I wish him well. If he needs help, I hope he gets some. It’s very hard. Because I do care about him.”
An NFL Network report said that Brown was upset because he didn’t feel he could continue playing on his ankle, which he injured in Week 6. Brown was cleared to play last week and recorded a 10-catch, 101-yard performance against the Carolina Panthers, but he also tweaked the ankle again.
Arians indicated that he would never force a player to play through injury. So far, Brown has not really commented on the situation.
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