O.J. Simpson Slams Antonio Brown for ‘Inexcusable’ Stunt

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O.J. Simpson has chimed in on Antonio Brown’s bizarre exit from Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New York Jets.

For those keeping score, Brown removed his jersey and helmet, then stripped off his shirt and gloves before tossing them into the stands, and abruptly left the field topless in the second half of the game.

The Juice expressed confusion and called Brown’s nationally-televised meltdown “inexcusable.” 

“What Tom Brady has done for Antonio Brown, for him to pull what he pulled today, is completely inexcusable,” Simpson, a former NFL star himself, tweeted Sunday. “Playoffs are coming up and you pull this crap on a guy who really went out on a limb for you — totally B.S. Inexcusable.”

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Brady, who is the current quarterback for the Buccaneers, has had a relationship with Brown since they were teammates for a short time with the New England Patriots and then again in Tampa. 

Sporting News reported last January that Brady opened his home twice to Brown — once when he was getting settled in New England and again when he got signed to the Buccaneers. The article also reports Brady introduced Brown to motivational speaker Tony Robbins, who helped Brown resolve some mental blocks.

After Sunday’s game, Brady seemed to show more sympathy toward his teammate than Simpson did, and hinted that Brown might be going through some challenges off the field.

I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening,” Brady said in a post-game press conference. 

After the game, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians wasn’t quite as sympathetic and said Brown will no longer be part of the team.

Published reports on Monday said Brown claimed he felt an ankle injury should have prevented him from re-entering the game. Arians has not confirmed the ankle injury story as of Monday evening.

Last month, Brown and teammate Mike Edwards were suspended for three games because they were caught having fake COVID-19 vaccinations card, the New York Times reported