Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown revealed he and musician Kanye West (now known as Ye) are "extremely serious" about purchasing the Denver Broncos. Last month, the Broncos were officially put up for sale.
Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen died in 2019 and per ESPN's Jeff Legwold, the Broncos are valued at nearly $4 billion. Also, their sale is expected to break the record for the highest price in the history of American sports.
“Tell [NFL commissioner] Roger [Goodell] to call me. We’re working on it … We’re working towards getting it done," Brown told TMZ Sports.
Brown had a messy exit from the Buccaneers
Brown signed with the Buccaneers two years ago and won his first Super Bowl ring after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl.
Brown was looking to win back-to-back titles with the Buccaneers but he was released from the team after taking off his pads and storming off the field in the Week 17 game against the New York Giants. Some suggested that Brown was dealing with some sort of mental health problems and that it played a part in his Week 17 meltdown.
However, Brown has denied those claims, insisting his mental health is perfectly fine. "Everyone in the world got a different form of reactions of what happened to me. And it's all based upon where you from, how you feel, and no one really gonna know that regardless of who you is," Brown said on the I Am Athlete podcast.
"The thing with football players, mental health and CTE is this: These guys are willing to do whatever it take to make some obligated gain. But in the midst of those gains, along that journey, they're being mistreated, there's a lot of stuff that went on that may not have been handled right.
"And then you started your career on a high. It's like a roller coaster. You go up, and then as soon as it 'bout to go down, everyone leave. ... If we all players and we all saying we care about mental health, why every time something happens bad or someone reacts, 'Aw, he's crazy, there's something wrong with his mental health,'" Brown asked.
"There's nothing wrong with my mental health. Someone told me, 'Get the f--- out of here.' I'm not passive-aggressive."