Then came Brown’s official introduction in Oakland. As Steelers fans sat and waited to see/hear what Brown had to say when media were able to ask questions, we all had to wait longer…because Brown was late.
Have no fear, Brown eventually showed up, without his gold moustache and blue hair, and after General Manager Mike Mayock and Head Coach Jon Gruden both gushed over Brown as a player, Brown got to speak and answer questions.
Brown talked about things like leadership, accountability and actions. Yes, he actually talked about accountability…this after walking out on his former team in the final week of the 2018 regular season.
Well, just take a listen for yourself:
The hits kept coming for Brown. The man who slandered the entire Steelers’ organization from owner, to GM, to Head Coach to quarterback, continued to talk about accountability. When asked about his leadership methods, Brown said, “My actions speak louder than anything I could say.”
Antonio Brown told our @MJAcostaTV: “My actions speak louder than anything I could say.”
He did not elaborate further.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 13, 2019
He said plenty on his way out of Pittsburgh and forcing his way to another NFL franchise.
Oh, but wait, there’s more!
If the above video wasn’t stomach churning enough, there is another video that will certainly do the trick.
But before that, you can find video of Gruden talking about Brown coming to Oakland, and you will notice how he makes sure he names all of Brown’s children who were there at the time of the press conference.
This was a huge knock on Art Rooney II for Brown, during the ESPN interview, who Brown claimed Rooney never took the time to learn his kids’ names.
And of course the Raiders Public Relations team took Brown straight to Derek Carr’s house for an official face-to-face meeting. As the two gushed over each other, you couldn’t help but wonder if this wasn’t a little fishy too.
Oh yeah, in that same ESPN interview Brown talked about only being to Ben Roethlisberger’s house once during his 9 years in Pittsburgh. Well, I guess Roethlisberger and Carr are equal in one category now.
As Brown crossed this milestone off his bucket list, the two reportedly went out and started to work on their on-field rapport.
In the meantime, enjoy the video below, but if you just ate you might want to let you food digest before viewing.