PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Antonio Brown posted a long apology on Instagram Friday.
In the apology, the former Steelers/Raiders/Patriots receiver admits to not being able to handle all of the challenge that have come his way with fame.
He also talks about how he has had weeks to reflect on his behavior since being cut by the Patriots earlier this season.
He says he is working everyday toward an NFL return and hopes everyone he has wronged will forgive him.
The apology is accompanied by a photo of him while still with the Steelers.
Read the entire apology below.
First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.
Patriots QB Tom Brady, Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco, Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo are just some of the over 115,000 who have liked the post so far.
Pittsburgh traded Brown to Oakland in the offseason but Brown never played a regular season game with the Raiders after multiple bizarre incidents including a shouting match with the team’s general manager.
Oakland released Brown and was soon picked up by the Patriots. He played in one game catching a touchdown pass before being released after reports of a second woman came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.
An NFL investigation is still ongoing.