With his talent, he became one of the NFL’s brightest star, but his off-the-field behavior has placed him in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Sending out apologies, former WR Antonio Brown began reaching out to the NFL and the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department for his outrageous and various outbursts of disrespect that he was engaged in over the past few months.
Last Friday, Brown took to Instagram to apologize to the Hollywood police. Just a week after being arrested and charged with felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief on Jan 21.
Stating: “To everyone who I may have offended or Disrespected at the @hollywoodflpd Of the state of Florida, I would like to sincerely give you all my apology from the top and bottom of my heart, And as a human being and a professional athlete I can honestly say that my emotions did cloud my better Judgment, When you all were only there to help me.?”
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To everyone who I may have offended or Disrespected at the @hollywoodflpd Of the state of Florida, I would like to sincerely give you all my apology from the top and bottom of my heart, And as a human being and an professional athlete ￼I can honestly say that my emotions truly did cloud my better Judgment, When you all were only there to help me. Thanks to you all who sincerely accept my Sincere apology￼. And we must all know that God is a Forgiving God. P.S The “PAL”Youth League, I’m looking to working with you all again in the near future.
Before his incident on Jan 21, police responded to a domestic disturbance where Brown is heard calling the officers and the mother of his children, who was also involved, explicit names as he took to Instagram live.
Along with his apology to the Hollywood Police Department, Brown also expressed his remorse towards the NFL. Sitting down in an interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Feb 1., Brown discusses the troubles that surround his life and career.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 1, 2020
“I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior.” he went on to say, “Just been the cancer of the NFL. The problem child, the guy who gets in trouble, the kind of guy who has a bad narrative about him.”
Their conversation occurs two days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated his concerns for Brown’s overall health and troubles over the last year. Assuring the public that the NFL is committed to helping Brown get back on “the right track.”
Becoming one of football’s most prolific offensive players with the Pittsburgh Steelers, AB was traded to Oakland last March but signed a contract with New England in September after he left the Raiders. Brown recorded 686 catches and 9,145 receiving yards over his last six seasons with the Steelers, the highest totals for a receiver over six years in NFL history.