As if there wasn’t enough of Antonio Brown on social media for the day, the former Pro Bowl receiver had more Twitter drama to add.
Just hours after declaring over Twitter that the NFL “needs” him and that he’s still the “best,” AB took to Twitter again — but this time to get into a battle with a fellow Pro Bowler.
As Los Angeles Rams defensive back Eric Weddle responded to Brown’s tweet that the NFL needs him, the veteran wide receiver wasn’t one to back down and responded with his own tweet. In fact, it wasn’t just one tweet — it was three tweets thus far.
Brown not only calls the 33-year-old defensive back “Lil Weedle,” while referring to a random stiff arm he gave Weddle when the two were AFC North rivals, he then proceeds to take a page out of The Rock’s book by calling him a “jabroni.”
As Terrell Owens once proclaimed, get your popcorn ready.
It’s pretty clear at this point that Brown is pulling no punches, and appears uninterested in avoiding social media drama.
Eric Weddle Has Ripped Antonio Brown Before
This isn’t the first time that the veteran safety has ripped on Antonio Brown. Weddle previously criticized Brown after the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver took some jabs at his former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster earlier this year.
For those who need a reminder, Brown took an unsolicited shot at his former teammate for fumbling the football in a key Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints — months after it had happened. The loss would crush the Steelers’ playoff hopes and lead to them missing the postseason for the first time in five years.
Weddle, who had played on the Baltimore Ravens as Brown and Smith-Schuster’s rival over the prior two seasons, quickly jumped to the latter’s defense.
Needless to say, the latest tweets by Brown and his current Twitter battle with Weddle probably hasn’t made the veteran safety think any better of his fellow NFL player.
Antonio Brown Still Has Other Legal Issues
Brown is also dealing with additional off-field situations, including the sexual assault allegations from Britney Taylor, which the NFL is investigating. He also was recently released by the New England Patriots shortly after additional allegations were made public.
Although Brown and Weddle probably won’t be seeing each other on an NFL field any time soon — Brown remains a free agent after being cut by the New England Patriots last Friday — maybe we could see them in a boxing ring or in the octagon down the road?
Hey, we can dream, right?
For the time being, Brown’s NFL future remains very much up in the air, and we’ll have wait and see how things play out and where his next potential landing spot could be. As things stand, there have been no major rumblings which point to a specific team having major interest in signing the former Steelers/Raiders/Patriot wideout.