The whole Antonio Brown saga just got a lot weirder.
In the past few days, Brown has taken to Twitter to fuel the drama surrounding his relationship with the Steelers, from ranting about Bruce Arians' comments toward him, to straight up unfollowing the team and removing them from his bio, and now it appears as if he's using a burner account to help support himself in his online tirades. There's no hard evidence, but there are some very bizarre similarities.
The account @michael57692394, otherwise known as mikey G 45, was just created the other day and is suspiciously passionate about how Brown is perceived. Shoutout to Twitter user @YurekJason who pointed this out.
@AB84 funny how they quick to forget hardest working player in the nfl let alone at your position what ever comes of all the bs silence the haters with the hard work and production as per usual ..... pic.twitter.com/bAdJzq20IJ— mikey G 45 (@michael57692394) January 16, 2019
The account only has one follower, and three total tweets including the one above and this gem:
becuase its a two way street it takes 2 to tango and ben takes zero criticism to himself ever theres always the quiet before the storm now the storm happened and ppl wanna criticize opinons are like assholes every1 has 1 keep it to youself— mikey G 45 (@michael57692394) January 17, 2019
Which was in response to this:
immature or standing ground to prove a point 樂 every1 thinks its a one way street someone please let me know what qb is constantly throwing they wr and rbs under the bus .... leveon and his contract james washington the rookie and now the best wr in league .... all publicly— mikey G 45 (@michael57692394) January 17, 2019
The account also follows just 26 accounts, including mostly Steelers players and two NBA players in Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, with the former being notorious for his burner account incident.
Mikey G 45 also has tagged Brown in nearly every tweet and used #callgod, a hashtag Brown has been frequently using. But what else? Both Brown and Mikey G 45 have some pretty weird tendencies, with both using "every1" and "silence the haters."
On top of that, who in the WORLD is Brown retweeting today??
Who in the WORLD is Antonio Brown retweeting?? pic.twitter.com/mYQ15Mhz2J— Thomas Carannante (@TurkeyTom17) January 17, 2019
While none of this is hard proof that this account belongs to Brown, all of the information about the account seems to point in that direction, and if this is true, it's just sad to see how much he has fallen from grace.