Antonio Brown says his recent sideline outburst that resulted in his dismissal from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and previous incidents he has been involved in, have been falsely labeled as "mental health issues."
In a preview of an episode of "I Am Athlete" that will be posted in full on Jan. 24, Brown tells Brandon Marshall that he's not suffering from mental health issues.
"Everyone in the world got a different form of reactions of what happened to me. And it's all based upon where you from, how you feel, and no one really gonna know that regardless of who you is," Brown said.
"The thing with football players, mental health and CTE is this: These guys are willing to do whatever it take to make some obligated gain. But in the midst of those gains, along that journey, they're being mistreated, there's a lot of stuff that went on that may not have been handled right.
"And then you started your career on a high. It's like a roller coaster. You go up, and then as soon as it 'bout to go down, everyone leave. ... If we all players and we all saying we care about mental health, why every time something happens bad or someone reacts, 'Aw, he's crazy, there's something wrong with his mental health,'" Brown asked. "There's nothing wrong with my mental health. Someone told me, 'Get the f--- out of here.' I'm not passive-aggressive."