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Episode 859

Antonio Brown
Mon, 2019-Sep-09 01:28 UTC
Length - 2:55

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With 300,629 views on Sunday, 8 September 2019 our article of the day is Antonio Brown.

Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Raised in Liberty City, Miami, Brown attended Miami Norland High School where he competed in both football and track. He played college football at Central Michigan University, where he earned All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 as a punt returner. A sixth round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, no player has amassed more receptions and receiving yards than Brown since he entered the league. During his first season with the Steelers, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. He finished his rookie season with 16 receptions for 167 yards in ten games. During his second season, Brown became the first player in NFL history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning in the same year. For his efforts, Brown was selected as a punt returner for the 2012 Pro Bowl. In 2013, Brown became the only receiver in NFL history to record five receptions and at least 50 yards in every single game of an NFL season. Although his on-the-field productivity continued over the next several seasons, including leading the league in receiving yards in 2014 and 2017, Brown's relationship with the Steelers, especially with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, soured and in 2019 he requested a trade.

He was eventually dealt to the Oakland Raiders, who then made him the highest-paid receiver in the league. His time in Oakland was short-lived, however, and following several off-the-field incidents, including a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock, the team released Brown without him ever playing a regular season game. He verbally agreed to terms with the New England Patriots later that same day.

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