What Can Brown Do For You? Antonio Brown To Join Brady & The Bucs Thanks To Tony Robbins?

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown stands on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 because the contract had not been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Antonio Brown because Tom Brady wanted a new set of hands to target.

It surely was not for the multiple sexual misconduct and domestic violence accusations that women have levied against him. Or a battery charge from a moving-truck driver this year. Or clashes with coaches. Or fits about a helmet. Or an eight-game NFL suspension. Or lack of game action for 13 months.

But, hey, Brady had Tony Robbins talk to Brown, according to Miami talk show host Andy Slater, and invited Brown to live with his family as Patriots teammates, so there’s that.

Jason Licht must be in trouble because it seems like Brady wants to play Tampa Bay general manager too, after playing one game with Brown in New England before he was released within two weeks because of an NFL conduct investigation.

This is a guy for whom the Patriots swallowed a $9 million signing bonus to cut, who cost the Raiders two draft picks to dump, who prompted the Steelers to eat a $21 million cap charges to trade and who repeatedly posted “F— the NFL” criticisms of the league on social media over the past year. That is the league that allowed him to serve a suspension while not on a roster.

“It’s not a fit here,” Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians, Brown’s offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, told CBS Sports Radio in March. He also said that Brown was “too much of a diva” last year on an ESPN podcast.

But Brady wanted him, so sign here, Antonio. At 32 and after declaring he was done with football, Brown gets another lucrative one-year contract and will debut on Nov. 8 against New Orleans, the team he said put on a “publicity stunt” when it gave him a workout in December.

This is going to be a heck of a 30 for 30.

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