The final time we noticed Antonio “AB” Brown, the previous Tampa Bay large receiver was leaving the sphere throughout the center of a recreation in opposition to the New York Jets. Brown took off his jersey and tossed his gloves into the stands, doing a mixture of high-knees and leaping jacks as he mentioned goodbye to the group and headed to the locker room.
There is a risk we’ll by no means see Brown on a soccer area once more, however he nonetheless has not less than one one that believes in him: boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Talking on “The Pivot Podcast” with visitor Alex Rodriguez, Mayweather talked about Brown’s work ethic.
“AB, he is nonetheless younger, so I really feel like, AB, he is received quite a bit left in soccer; not less than 4 extra years. Tremendous quick, he works out on the common,” he mentioned. “I am comfortable for guys like Alex, AB, nice individuals, nice households. I had the possibility to satisfy AB’s mother, an incredible girl, and I feel AB is simply misunderstood, and he simply need to be handled honest.”
Mayweather then supplied a dedication to any NFL workforce that may take an opportunity on Brown:
“That is for any workforce that is watching proper now; we’ll make them a deal. In the event that they signal AB and AB undergo the entire season [with] no issues in any respect, then they received to provide us $20 million. But when he mess up, then we have to provide them $20 million. So if any workforce need to match that then attain out to us.”
Brown’s one-year contract with the Bucs final yr was for as much as $6.25 million, so this might be fairly the pay enhance. We have gone over Brown’s earlier points and challenges earlier than, and it is cost him quite a bit of money over the years.
Is a deal on a podcast legally binding? Definitely not, although Mayweather, Brown, and an NFL workforce may doubtlessly hash out language within the contract that stipulates these phrases. Nonetheless, there’d need to be a transparent definition of what “issues” and a “mess up” would appear to be.
Since leaving the Bucs, Brown has partnered with Kanye West’s Donda Sports activities. Now, Mayweather is making an attempt to get him again on the soccer area.
We’ll see if a workforce finally ends up taking an opportunity on the receiver. If this occurs the best way Mayweather envisions, it might go down as probably the most weird contracts in sports activities historical past.