Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith didn’t bite his tongue while discussing NFL Diva Antonio Brown on ESPN on Monday.
When asked what he makes of Brown joining the New England Patriots, Smith responded, “What I make of it is that he’s a disgrace. There’s no way to slice that. I can’t excuse the kind of behavior that he has exhibited. It’s absolutely positively embarrassing.”
Smith went on to say Brown should be ashamed of himself and his family and friends should be ashamed of him.
“Nobody should condone this kind of behavior,” he added. “Because when you look at it, you can talk about whether it was orchestrated or not or whatever, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.”
Brown, 31, reportedly forced his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization only to be picked up by the Oakland Raiders.
While still in training camp, Brown threw one diva tantrum after another until the Raiders showed him the door on Saturday.
According to published reports, Brown’s exit from the Raiders was orchestrated so he could sign with the Patriots for a one-year deal worth $15 million. That’s $15 million less than he would have earned if he’d behaved himself with the Raiders.