On a new episode of his “Let’s Go!” podcast on SiriusXM, Brady stated he plans to continue being a good friend and support system for Brown.
“I’ve known Antonio for a couple years now, you know, pretty closely. We’ve obviously been teammates and I would just say I love him, I care about him, and I have a lot of compassion,” Brady said. “I have a lot of empathy for the things that are happening in his life. So it’s a lot of challenges we all face from time to time.
“I think the best thing is to have a support system, even outside of football, because again, yeah, we are football players, we’re athletes, we give everything we can on the field, but we also have off-field lives too. And I’m gonna continue to do everything I can to try to be a great friend and supportive to Antonio and the things he’s going through.”
Brady then mentioned several star athletes who have dealt with mental health issues, including Calvin Ridley. The Atlanta Falcons star actually stepped away from playing football in 2021 to focus on his mental health.
“You know, we used to think that we were just all, you know, robots out there and we’d go out there and play and it’s more than that now,” Brady said. “And I think there’s a recognition of that and we’re all, there’s a humanity to everything that we’re doing out there. It’s very comforting to know that people are seeing athletes in deeper ways than just their potential on the field as well.”
As you know, Brown was seen enraged on the sides at MetLife Stadium as he stripped off his uniform, tossed gloves and a shirt in the stands as he walked through the end zone and made his way to the locker room.
The 33-year-old has been given numerous chances in the NFL despite his issues, but this may have been the final straw.
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