‘Truly Hope He Heals’- Chicago Cubs Star Sends Prayers to Antonio Brown After NFL Meltdown

Published 01/03/2022, 7:30 AM EST
TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


The world was stunned when NFL star Antonio Brown stormed off from the pitch, mid-game. Following his meltdown, fans began drawing similarities between Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Brown’s mental health.

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Notably, many came forward to support his decision, while some criticized him for abandoning his team. Empathizing with him, MLB star Marcus Stroman extended his support too.

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Marcus Stroman pens a heartfelt message for NFL star

As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers clashed with Jets on Sunday, the NFL match took a rather dramatic turn. Their wide receiver, Antonio Brown, left the game, took off his jersey, and threw it in the stands as he walked off the pitch.

Brown’s meltdown once again brought the issue of athletes’ mental health to the forefront. Addressing the same, MLB star, Marcus Stroman, who recently joined the Chicago Cubs, took to Twitter with a special message for Antonio.

Marcus tweeted, ”I pray that AB gets the proper help he needs. He’s a legend on the field. This life can take a toll on your mental health if you don’t address it properly. Truly hoping he heals and finds the light in the darkness!”

Although many supported his decision, sadly, his future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is over.

Antonio Brown no longer a Buc

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, made a huge reveal on Brown’s future post the incident. Bruce said, “I’m not talking about it. He’s not a part of the Bucs.”

TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

NFL legend, and Tampa star, Tom Brady, also reacted to the incident. ”That’s obviously a difficult situation, and I think we all want him to, you know … I just think everybody should hopefully do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it. We all love him, we care about him deeply, we want to see him be at his best and unfortunately it won’t be with our team,” Tom said.

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In a world where Simone Biles was hugely praised for her decision to step out of the mat during the Olympic finals, prioritizing her mental health, is it fair that Antonio Brown loses his place on the team?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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