Stephen A. Smith was very disappointed in Antonio Brown this morning.
Antonio Brown has done a lot of stupid things throughout the course of his career, and the latest such case of this came yesterday as it was revealed that he had used a fake vaccination card to skirt NFL health and safety protocols. The league and the NFLPA decided to suspend him for three games, and while his lawyer claims he is, in fact, vaccinated, the league is standing strong on their convictions.
Today, many of the top sports news shows have been talking about the suspension, and as you can imagine, First Take was one of them. Stephen A. Smith ended up giving a very strong opinion on the topic, as he noted that AB was not just letting himself down, but Tom Brady as well. For Smith, Brady is especially relevant here as he is the one who gave AB a shot after all of his strange antics.
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"Tom Brady obviously vouched for you," Smith explained. "You would do this to him? We don't want to talk about that enough in our society. We want to talk about somebody's actions as opposed to the collateral damage they have done. When healthy, Antonio Brown was concerned a top 2 receiver in the game. He hasn't dissipated from the spotlight to some degree because of his football skills eroding. He dissipated because of his behavior."
Needless to say, Smith is not a fan of Brown's deception here. For those who may not know, two other players were suspended for the same reason, including AB's teammate Mike Edwards.
This remains a developing story so stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest updates from around the league.