Bryson DeChambeau Concerned About Antonio Brown’s Mental Health Amid His Fallout With the Bucs

Published 01/03/2022, 1:10 PM EST


It is not a sight that you witness every day in sports programs that a player takes off his jersey and walks off from the field. While the actual reason for Antonio Brown’s meltdown is yet to be revealed, Bryson DeChambeau took to Twitter to react to the news.

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After a three-game suspension, Brown returned to his team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 26th. But things took a turn when he came on for the game against the New York Jets last night.

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Antonio Brown took his jersey and pads off and walked out of the ground. With many citing mental health reasons for his walk-off, Bryson took to Twitter, speaking about the same.

Bryson DeChambeau speaks in favor of Antonio Brown

As he walked off, Antonio took off his jersey, glove, and shirt, and threw them into the stands. Sadly, following his actions, he lost his place on the team.

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Now, Bryson DeChambeau tweeted, wishing the player receives all the help he needs.

Bryson’s post was sympathetic towards Brown, and it seemed he was concerned about the athlete. However, many commented on DeChambeau’s tweet, taking a stance against the footballer.

Although many commented against Bryson’s post, some supported him for being optimistic, like this one fan, Jim Ryan.

But why did Bryson DeChambeau show sympathy towards Brown while the others thought he was wrong about leaving the stadium in the middle of a game? Maybe it reminded Bryson of the time he wanted to do the same.

Bryson once wanted to quit golf!

Bryson DeChambeau had a good start in 2021 since he qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But sadly, a positive Covid test meant he could not take part in the Olympic Games.

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Even though not his fault, fans criticized the young golfer. Pressurized by the same, Bryson talked about how he felt like quitting the sport.

Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts after missing a putt on the third playoff hole of the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

“There was a point in time — I’m not kidding — where I just felt like I wanted to leave the game,” said Bryson. “I just felt like, ‘I don’t need any of this. Why? Why put myself through all this torture?’”

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He further added, “I was like, ‘I really don’t need this. I can walk away and be totally fine the rest of my life, be happy and go and hit the long ball and call it a day.’”

Although he struggled with mental issues at the time, the support from his good friends and his love for golf kept him from walking away from the sport.

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Since Bryson knows how it feels to deal with criticisms, it is natural that he empathizes with the footballer. That is why even when fans criticized Brown for his behavior, DeChambeau supported him with the kind tweet.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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