Deion Sanders counsels Antonio Brown, ‘elucidates’ pain behind suicide attempt

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Deion Sanders schools Brown. 

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MIAMI — After breakin’ a sweat, Deion Sanders sat down with embattled wideout Antonio Brown to offer counseling while expounding upon life lessons. In doing so, the first ballot Hall-of-Famer recounted his automotive attempt to commit suicide. Deion, 52, said he became so “intoxicated” with his “Prime Time” facade, the hyperbole asphyxiated his mental health; causing severe depression. “I was suicidal, dog,” Deion told Antonio in a Bleacher Report video. “I almost did that thing. I tried to do that thing, because I couldn’t handle that. I got to an emotional low, a devastation of personal things going on, and I couldn’t handle it. I’m glad and thankful you ain’t never tried to check out.”

Deion, if you recall, drove his car 40-feet off a cliff in 1997. At the time, he was going through a messy divorce and he clearly hit rock bottom. Deion transcribed the traumatic incident in his autobiography “Power, Money & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life.” His testimony definitely hit home with Antonio whose off-field deportment became must-see TV the past couple of seasons.

In 2018, the 31-year-old receiver almost killed a child after he hurled furniture out of a 14-story window. A year later, as a member of the Oakland Raiders, Antonio called general manager Mike Mayock a “cracker” and a “devil” during practice before threatening to kick his ass in front of the entire team.

Shortly after that, he was accused of raping Britney Taylor.

His vexation with women continued when he threw his baby mama out in the street.

Then, two weeks ago, Antonio was sentenced to two years of probation for beating the sh*t out of a moving truck driver. To call Antonio mischievous would be a vast understatement. Dude was batsh*t crazy. Antonio did, however, thank Deion for the chinwag, saying, “It definitely helped.”

Deion is trying to get Antonio back into the NFL.

Does he deserve another shot?

Has he burned all his bridges?

Do you think he has CTE?

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48 comments

  1. Most wide receivers are prima donnas and drama queens. My theory is that they’re the ones that people see scoring so they get recognized more and it gets to their heads.

  2. Brown is a head case. He’ll last 2 games.

  3. Dion is a GOAT

  4. AB is a bum 😂 excuses excuses

  5. I really wish the best for AB. He overcame a lot to get to the NFL. I would to see him get his act together and be a star in the NFL again

  6. Hopefully AB is maturing and not giving a bunch of lip service because his bank account is dwindling. Actions will speak louder than words. Guess we will see….

  7. This may be the turning point in this guys life. No one wanted to see AB go Down that Crazy road because of how great he was and what a waste of talent. Hope Deon can get this guy back in the league and rebuild his image. He has to deserve it and truly change though.

  8. Sorry Brown but your 15 mins are up and so is your career in the NFL. You got what you wanted.

  9. He needs a doctor’s help. More head injuries playing football won’t help.

  10. Maurice Beverley

    Good work, Dion. I respect you trying to salvage something good from this guy. But be careful not to let him drag you down.

  11. Antonio Brown has a LONG way to go before he’s even eligible to return the NFL. By the time the smoke clears, he’ll be past his prime. Someone will give him a shot at the league minimum.

  12. ChiefsFan4Life

    Come to the Chiefs Mr. Brown! Patrick Mahomes will revive your career.

  13. AB had his chance(s) and he blew them all…he is out and some of the new athletes will emerge and everyone will forget how talented AB once was…

  14. Both are real deep thinkers..

  15. I’m sorry but AB doesn’t deserve a 10th chance

  16. he has CTE

  17. @Fried Baloney: This guy doesn’t have CTE. He’s a narcissist. He has no empathy, blames everybody for his shortcomings except himself, and makes everything about him.

  18. It took a lot of guts for Sanders to not speak openly about his struggles but to also acknowledge that he had a problem and sought help instead of hiding in some false sense of masculinity about mental health as a sign of weakness. Hopefully, it will inspire Brown and others to see that reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness.

  19. Who cares! Let him go bankrupt

  20. If Deion can’t help AB get back in the league nobody can!!!

  21. Anybody notice AB hasn’t lashed out in a few months..I feel like he’s really getting his shit straight,and if so that’s wassup💯

  22. Deion is definitely the GOAT

  23. Anthony Thomas Sr

    AB is a disaster waiting to happen unless he has gotten some serious metal health it is going to happen again I wish AB luck but any team who does take a chance will be taking a huge risk

  24. I love Deion. I dislike AB

  25. The dirt bag should be working at Mickey D’s.

  26. AB deserves no more chances. He should be in an insane asylum.

  27. I didn’t think blacks could make it in white America. Dion probably got sick of listening to himself bragging about himself.

  28. These are role models for our youth????

  29. Patrick Mahomes has white privilege.

  30. Deion has a lot of demons. Not a nice guy

  31. I would or ever think about killing myself. Maybe somebody else not me

  32. Samual Peterson

    AB is gonna end up broke and lost, sad.

  33. I want…..a spiritually “grounded”, mentally stable, Antonio Brown, BACK IN THE LEAGUE, PERIOD. 🤔✊👍

  34. Ima real black so ive never felt AB shouldn’t get another chance he aint did nothing that bad for this another nfl racist tactic so white players are perfect right they never get kicked out of football man fuck the nfl

  35. King Rabbitatl

    Why do these guys always speak up for these selfish bums like Antonio Brown….Smh…… Shame on Prime and Russell Wilson

  36. If I saw Deon talking to a tree, it would make more sense to me, than see him talking to AB. AB is horrible without being on drugs or alcohol. This is what he is. A walking and talking cancer. People, not everyone is going to make it, so let’s believe AB when he showed us what he is.

  37. chaz Whitfield

    I think AB may have a tramatic brain injury.

  38. Lol AB fooling everyone who ever believes his fake ass stories

  39. Adelras Johnson

    “Prime Time” was/is the BEST NFL football player EVER!!

  40. It’s called CTE guys, they never ever mention that on this show. Brain damage changes who you are. It’s not as simple as, “Stop acting up!”.

  41. Reach one teach one we need more black brothers talking to black brothers like this they just got to listen

  42. BLACK LIFE STOP 6

    DAM …..THX GOD SOMEBODY TOOK, TIMEOUT TO TALK SOME SENSE INTO THIS FOOL.

  43. 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 THANK you DEION for talking to AB. 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

  44. Antonio Brown needs to wake up and realize that he’s replaceable and nobody is going to put up with his shenanigans anymore

  45. 2 Birds1 Stone

    The perfect man to talk to about it.

  46. AB needs to prepare for life with CTE. That Burfict hit changed his life man. Really a shame nobody wants to address the true issue.

  47. I personally don’t want to see this. Just put this out in a tweet or something. We all got to see Antonio Brown at his worst. And if you a true fan of the man, you want him to not only find peace, but to want to find peace. Entertaining us cool and all, but if the man isn’t healthy when he’s in the spotlight so be it. But if he can get back to the NFL and showcase his gifts, i’m all for that as well. Shout out the Deion for being who he is also.

  48. AB respects Deion and it seems Deion was really getting through to him. I hope AB keeps getting the help and support he needs.

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