“Get Him the Help He Desperately Needs”: US Olympic Icon Michael Johnson Reacts to Antonio Brown Meltdown

Published 01/03/2022, 8:00 AM EST
TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


In a strange incident, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, Antonio Brown, left the field abruptly during the game. Moreover, the staff members and players pleaded with him to stay. However, Brown left the field as he threw his shirt into the crowd. Fans remained stunned, as questions about athletes’ mental health were raised again.

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Now, track and field legend, Michael Johnson took to Twitter, coming to Antonio’s aid. Notably, the shocking incident has marred the Buccaneers’ victory over the New York Jets.

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Michael Johnson wants help offered to Antonio Brown

As the game progressed, Brown left the field, removing his jersey, shirt, and gloves, and throwing them into the crowd. While most of the staff members looked shocked, questions about his mental health began making the headlines. Now, in a heartfelt tweet, Johnson wishes Antonio gets the help he needs.

“I hope someone close to him is able to get through to him and get him the help he so desperately needs,” said Johnson.

This incident goes back to Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after suffering from mental health issues. Gone are those days when everyone considered it to be taboo, as they now encourage others to get the help needed.

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Tom Brady reacts to the situation

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Following the incident, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady also talked about the situation and how everyone in the team is worried about the player.

“We all love him and care about him deeply. I think everyone should be compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening,” said Brady.

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It is important for the team and other members of the staff to stand by the player in these tough times. Currently, everyone awaits a statement from Brown regarding the situation. But in the meantime, they continue to extend their support to one of the games best.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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