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  1. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    I thought the obvious assumption is that he would be suspended immediately anyway and not be reinstated until he clears multiple hurdles.



    This is what blackballed looks like (this was in December; teams still would sign him but clearly are being ordered not to.)
    NFL rumors: Antonio Brown drawing interest from 'at least 20' NFL teams
     
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  2. Biffins

    Biffins In the Starting Line-Up

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    Because you can have an All-Pro talent for free? Remember we signed Moss to a 1 yr $3m deal when no other team would touch him.
     
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  3. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    That is most definitely not what blackballing is. They made the point that they can't place him on the exempt list while he's a free agent, and also that any teams considering signing him should be aware that the investigation is ongoing.
     
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    He's demonstrably unfit and unsafe to be on a team roster now. In a more perfect world the league office and NFLPA would intervene quickly and offer a disturbed player a "rehab" treatment deal that upon successful completion would allow teams to solicit his services.
     
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  5. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    Did you expect this letter to state they are blackballing him in those terms?
     
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  6. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Well, I recognize a lost cause when I see one.
     
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    He deserves credit for showing up in shape after his holdout ready to go. Got ****ed over by the end of the CBA.
     
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    I agree with your post. Mankins was a great player but struggled in some big games which is hard to overlook but to write him off because he never won a ring is just plain stupid. I think part of the reason he got a big deal is he was one of the leaders in the locker room and a tone setter for the rest of the offensive line. Also back then it seems like the deals were much longer than the average deal is now and it probably should've been a couple years shorter.

    I guess in the end of the day there will always be some idiots that diminish his accomplishments because he didn't win a Super Bowl.
     
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    You keep missing the word "risk".

    When was the last time this guy actually provided something of a positive value overall to an employer?

    He is a negative. And you are completely blind if you see no risk with this guy and his cellphone in your team's lockerroom.

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    I saw the Delonte west videos for the first time, i get the sad feeling ab might end up like that. Really hope someone is able to get him help, i dont know the extent to which his family/friends have tried to help or if he just doesn’t accept it but he has to get behavioral treatment immediately, before it's too late.
     
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    God that was tough to watch. Poor guy. If I prayed I’d be praying for Delonte.
     
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  12. PATSYLICIOUS

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    Absolutely heartbreaking man
     
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    How do you know that some of that hasn't gone on? My suspicion is that AB burns bridges as fast as the league builds them.
     
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    It’s certainly possible.
     
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    Bipolar disorder is one of the most frustrating things to witness. One day someone can feel like they can take on the world and they start making impulsive and sometimes irrational decisions. They stop sleeping because their brain is going a mile a minute and feel a natural high. Without even knowing it that same person slips into a depressive state where they can’t face the outside world, sleep all day and stop eating. It’s a vicious cycle I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy and it’s heartbreaking to watch.
     
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    Pretty much all behavioral/neurological disorders scare the crap out of me. Had a childhood neighbor that passed away recently after suffering with dementia. Brutal on him and the family
     
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    If AB was not cut, he'd have put up career numbers, helped us win a Super Bowl and not descended into this state. He was already crazy but he would have been reigned in just long enough. But nope. Choir boys only says Krusty Bob.

    Dynasty destroying move. :(
     
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    He's going to run out of money really fast.

    I think the reasonable among us would agree that AB will not be in the NFL next season. So the next most realistic time for him to step foot on an NFL field would be just around his 33rd birthday.

    And his contract will not be large.

    What are the chances that he will then sign a huge final contract just before he turns 34? Slim to none.

    He is the poster boy for short term thinking NFL players. Unless he had more lucid moments early in his career or turned over his finances to someone who isn't insane then it's easy to see a situation where he's going to end up bankrupt sooner rather than later. And then what is he? Some deadbeat former NFL player with severe emotional issues shacking up with whatever poor woman think she can fix him while he spends his days alternating between having arguments with her cat that end in bottles being thrown at the wall or watching replays of that one Super Bowl.

    I wouldn't trade places with Antonio Brown and he's a ****ing super bowl champion WR who is still probably a top 10 WR.
     
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    Turned himself in. No cop shooting scenario. No drama.
     
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    He was a rookie during the year they went (2010), but they lost to Rodgers and the Packers. Either way, I get what you’re saying. I kind of feel bad for the guy, as big of an idiot as he is. It doesn’t look like he’ll be designing any buildings or saving any lives when his football career is finished.
     
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