Antonio Brown Calls Star Quarterback Racist Slur
Antonio Brown called a star quarterback a racist slur.
It is no secret that Brown and his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, had a complex relationship.
The two enjoyed immense success together, obviously, but it came with a lot of drama attached.
Recently, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler did a deep dive into Brown’s career. The goal was to determine whether the polarizing wide receiver would ever be able to return to the league again.
In the process, he uncovered that Brown had a tendency to use a racial slur when insulting people who he felt crossed him.
Apparently, when Roethlisberger once attempted to enforce a “no music” policy in the team locker room, Brown replied, “F**k you, cracker.”
“With him, it’s either hot or cold,” former Steelers running back Josh Harris admitted in the ESPN column.
“If he’s in a good mood, he’s in a great one, having a good time. Then you’ll see him another day, you’ll see his face and you don’t really want to say a lot because you know something has happened.”
Aside from Roethlisberger, Brown once also reportedly referred to Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock as a “cracker.”
Brown would ultimately deny using it on that occasion, but given his history of throwing the word around, it stands to reason that some would be dubious.
Will Brown’s behavior ultimately prevent him from returning to the NFL? It is hard to say for certain. The league has welcomed back far more villainous characters with far greater transgressions on their records.
But is it a lock that someone will opt to take a chance on Brown at this stage in his career? Absolutely not.