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NFL World Reacts to Resurfaced Clip of Antonio Brown Shows Steelers WR Moments Before The Misfortunate Hit By Vontaze Burfict

Published 07/27/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

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Antonio Brown appeared to be fine before his concussion in the Steelers vs Bengals game. However, popular opinion in the NFL community suggests that Brown’s demeanor changed after the tackle hit his head. Although the WR did not confirm this, a new video surfacing on social media might stir some interest in the matter.

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Antonio Brown’s life changed completely after the hit. It seems like the WR was suffering from CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, as per the claims in the latest video. Moreover, Vontaze Burfict’s hit changed the way Brown played the game.


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Vontaze Burfict attempted to sack Brown in the game as he received the ball for a potential touchdown. This attempt led to a head injury and, later, a concussion. In the latest video, the former Steelers’ WR can be seen talking differently compared to his current style.

Burfict didn’t react much to the mishap, but the NFL board has repeatedly suspended the linebacker for his violent gameplay. The Twitter post made a wild claim that there’s an 80% chance Brown had CTE. Moreover, the post also mentions how he talked before Burfict’s hit.

The NFL world reacts to the claim that Antonio Brown spoke differently before the hit

Multiple fans reacted to the video surfacing on Twitter. Brown had a tumultuous career in the NFL before leaving the Buccaneers last season. However, this video seems to make a case for his prolonged concussion.

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One man posted a sarcastic comment on the video claiming that Brown did indeed sustain CTE.


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Another Twitter user claims that if you get to hit the way Burfict hit Brown, a catastrophic injury is bound to happen.

Another user said that CTE comes from repeated head trauma, as per the official medical definition. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Brown did suffer from it.


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The NFL fans had their say on the video and if it showcased a different version of Brown before the hit.

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There is no official report if Brown suffers from CTE caused by repeated concussions, which is prominent in football players. However, his initial scans did confirm that he had a concussion. In addition, what transpired after the hit was not what many expected from AB.


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Written by:

Ayush Jha


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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial