It’s no secret that the NFL doesn’t look at Antonio Brown too kindly over the past year. In fact, to say that the star wide receiver is shunned by the league could even be considered as an understatement. Fortunately for him, he has a big and loud ally on his side by the name of Floyd Mayweather.
The retired boxer is no stranger to controversy, so he can understand the controversial wide receiver’s state of mind. He thinks that the NFL could do better in terms of supporting Brown instead of shutting him out of the league. The undefeated champion believes that Brown is too talented of a wide receiver to be left out of the NFL for long.
TMZ caught up Mayweather and asked him about the current situation of Antonio Brown, and he was all out in his support:
“They need to let you play in the NFL, man. They need to stop worrying about what you do on the outside.”
“You can get arrested 40 times, 50 times,” Mayweather told AB on Friday … “Do that got something to do with you catching the ball or what you doing on the field?”
He then pointed out to Antonio Brown–who has 11,263 career receiving yards and 75 career touchdowns–that Tom Brady wouldn’t request for him to potentially join his team if he wasn’t talented enough. He simply told the man to keep his head down and keep on working on his game:
“Just stay focused, you’ll get back in the NFL. You’ll get back! There’s too much talent for them to let go down the drain! We need you with the Raiders, we need something in Vegas!”
It’s unknown whether Brown will get the chance he needs, but almost everyone can agree that a talented player like him won’t be out of a job for long.
The question now lies on which team would take a risk with Brown at this point.