Antonio Brown adjusts his helmet before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — We’ve talked about it many times before and we’re going to talk about it again, so gather the kids around the radio for an important life lesson—money and fame aren’t everything.
Consider the current meltdown of the career of NFL star Antonio Brown, one of the greatest wide receivers of modern times and, it seems, one of the unhappiest.
Brown is a spectacular athlete, and from a distance it looks like the world is his oyster. He’s good looking, a celebrity beyond the field who has appeared in a music video with Drake and on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Brown has made millions of dollars in his career, but it seems his money can’t buy love.
Maybe his at-best indifferent attitude towards his teammates and employers, which included the infamous broadcasting on Facebook Live of his coach’s private post-game pep talk, is an alienating factor.
He wanted out of Pittsburgh last year, so Oakland stepped in and gave him a $30 million contract, which they immediately began to regret.
He showed up at camp injured, refused to wear the same helmet everybody else wears, and has been blowing off practices and meetings, the kind of behavior that would get you or me fired on the spot.
And now, all those millions are in jeopardy after he threatened to punch out his boss.
I don’t know what Antonio Brown’s problems are, but take note—big-time money and fame just seem to be making them worse.
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