Antonio Brown says Bucs offered him $200K to seek mental health treatment, posts photo in Ravens uniform

Lena Weib

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is back in the news after being interviewed by Bryant Gumbel in a new edition of “Real Sports” on HBO Max.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a catch and goes the distance for the score during the regular season game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 10, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. 
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Brown, who participated in his first TV interview since being cut by the Bucs, says that the organization offered him $200,000 to seek mental health treatment. The former All-Pro wideout has given several interviews across multiple media outlets, but this is the first time he’s mentioned that the Bucs offered him money. It’s unclear if Brown took it as an insult, but the Bucs appeared to try and help him out.

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Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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It’s unclear if any other teams are interested in Brown’s services, but he made it clear who he’d like to play with and for next. Brown recently joined ex-wide receiver Brandon Marshall on the “I Am Athlete” podcast and was asked by Marshall about who is the one signal-caller he’d like to play with next.

“Lamar Jackson,” Brown said. “Action Jackson. Let’s give Lamar Jackson his flowers. … Shout out Lamar Jackson. That’s it. Lamar Jackson is a great quarterback. Not only him throwing the ball, the dynamic of him playing, the excitement.”

Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.
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A day after the interview with “I Am Athlete” was released, Brown decided to post a photo of himself in a Baltimore Ravens uniform.

It still isn’t official whether Brown will be joining Jackson in Baltimore, but he’s made it clear where he wants to play next.

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