Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown when asked about those who claim he is suffering from CTE. Brown made all the headlines after he took off his uniform and stormed off the field during the third quarter of the Buccaneers and the New York Jets game.
Former New England Patriots star Rodney Harrison stated this week Brown could be suffering from a brain trauma. Also, Harrison talked about the hit-to-the-head Brown received from former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in 2016.
“I think he’s suffering from CTE,” Harrison explained. “I think he’s definitely got some symptoms. He’s snappy, mood swings. I mean, you look at this hit from Vontaze Burfict. You look at this hit, and he was completely out.
I played 15 years in the league. I was never completely out like that. He’s completely out. That is a concussion. That is something that is going to stick with you for the rest of your life”.
Brown goes on a rant, mentions the late Vincent Jackson
Jackson, a former Buccaneers wide receiver who was found dead at the age of 38 in early 2021, suffered from CTE.
“CTE, you can’t scan a person for CTE ’til they’re dead, first off,” Brown responded. “When you frickin’ die they test for CTE! So how you going to say a player that’s living in real time, who putting up real stats, who’s standing for real purposes, who’s doing real things, got CTE? “Bro, I’m a wide receiver!
What wide receiver you know has CTE?! Vincent Jackson? “Did you hear the Tampa Bay Bucs talking about Vincent Jackson’s CTE?!” “I played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl last year and they had a player who died from what, Bob?!” “I’m guessing you mean CTE,” the host replied.
“No, don’t guess I mean, it’s factual!” Brown shot back. “You only contact CTE when you die, bro. So what are you asking me what I got when I’m living? “Vincent Jackson, he used to play for the Bucs.
He died from CTE. And the Bucs, on the other hand, say AB’s crazy, he may have CTE, he needs to get some help. “You think these people care if I got CTE? Did you see them do anything for Vincent Jackson like they did for Demaryius Thomas? Did they put his number on the field?”