The NFL is already struggling with viewer rating and stadium attendance due to widespread anthem protesting NFL players, which was initiated by disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Between that and the players off the field conduct like with domestic violence and violating the league’s drug policy, the NFL can’t afford any more mishaps or may face a danger of losing more fans.
And that’s exactly what’s happening right now because of this massive conspiracy in the NFL.
The timeline of star wide receiver Antonio Brown over the last couple of months is one of the wildest things to ever happen in NFL history. If you thought Terrell Owens was the most insufferable diva of all time, think again. Brown’s antics makes Owens’ look like mild-mannered NBA star Kawhi Leonard.
In late January 2017, Brown was reportedly fined $10,000 for secretly taping Pittsburg Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressing the team in the locker room and showed it on Facebook Live.
In December 2018, Brown seemed like he was already on his way out even though the Steelers had a shot at making the playoffs. He was displeased with everybody in the organization but especially his quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
In February 2019, after the season concluded, Brown announced it was time for him to move on from Pittsburgh. A month later the Oakland Raiders traded a 3rd and 5th round pick for Brown.
In May/late July/early August 29, Brown had two problems; he threatened retirement if he couldn’t use the helmet he’s used his whole career and he also burned the bottoms of his feet in a cryotherapy chamber. It took a while but both of those things eventually worked itself out and was a key storyline in HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
On Tuesday, Brown posts on Instagram his contempt for the Raiders fining him for not showing up for two practices. On Wednesday, Brown blew up at Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock, threatened to punch him in the face and allegedly called him a “cracker.” He was told to stay home on Thursday. On Friday morning, Brown gave a heartfelt emotional apology. On Friday night, Brown finds out his guaranteed money is no longer fully guaranteed due to the fines he’s accrued.
Saturday morning, Brown asks to be released. An hour later, the Raiders release Brown. Several hours later, the best wide receiver in the league signed with the defending Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots.
Does any of this sound like there was tampering or collusion on behalf of the New England Patriots? If you know anything about player contracts, they don’t take just a few hours to put together. It’s quite possible they had been talking during that particular week about manipulating Oakland into releasing him so he can sign with the Patriots.
To be fair, Brown could just be an impulsive child with a volatile temperament.
Regardless if you do or don’t think there was at the very least tampering or a massive conspiracy, the New England Patriots basically just became the Golden State Warriors. This is eerily similar to when Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Warriors, isn’t it?
It’s already a foregone conclusion the Patriots will win the Super Bowl again.
Look at the beat down the Patriots put on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Antonio Brown didn’t even play and they still looked like Super Bowl favorites.
This will turn millions of fans off of the NFL. Why watch when we all already know how it will end up?