The 2019 offseason has been an eventful one for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown. Not only has he forced his way out of Pittsburgh, arrived to camp in a hot air balloon, and threatened to retire over not being able to wear a certain type of helmet, but he almost froze his feet off in a cryotherapy chamber. The nation then got to see Brown's disgusting feet post-frostbite on the first episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks," and they're just as nasty as you'd imagine.
Antonio Brown: “My feet are pretty much getting circumcised." pic.twitter.com/lmfMizEZ9k— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 14, 2019
Hope you didn't eat dinner right before you saw that. Put those socks RIGHT back on, AB!
While human quote machine Jon Gruden will soak up a lot of HBO's time this season, Brown will undoubtedly be even more of a focus this time around following his offseason transformation from All-Pro wide receiver to prima donna.
Her: Come over— I am so sad (@HayekandHockey) August 13, 2019
Antonio Brown: Can't. I'm busy
Her: My parents aren't home and I have a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet...
Antonio Brown: pic.twitter.com/UrH5taq4Jt
Brown is not afraid to do as he pleases, say what he wants to say, and let us, the viewing public, deal with the consequences. From a team chemistry point of view, and for those who threw up in their mouths after looking at his gross feet, it's a nightmare. From a ratings perspective, it's gold.
The Raiders may not be so good this year, but the HBO executives who put Brown front and center surely have dollar signs in their eyes.