Antonio Brown committed career suicide when he stormed off the field during the Tampa Bay Buccanneers-New York Jets game in January. Following his exit, Kanye West came into Brown’s life as a messiah and helped him in any way he could. It appears, apart from Kanye, Floyd Mayeather also has AB’s back.

Recently, Mayweather joined The Pivot Podcast and New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez for a roundtable on athletes and business. Since retiring from boxing, Mayweather’s has been spending his time as a promoter, so he took the opportunity to advocate for the former Pittsburgh Steelers star who remains a free agent.

Mayweather said, “AB, he’s still young, so I feel like, AB, he’s got a lot left in football; at least four more years,” He added, “Super fast, he works out on the regular.” Mayweather wants teams to know that not only is his friend still in football shape, but he’s also betting on Brown behaving himself wherever he might wind up.

“I think AB is really misunderstood and he just wanna be treated fair, This is for any team that’s watching right now: We’ll make them a deal. If they sign AB and AB go through the whole season, no problems at all, they gotta give us $20 million. But if he mess up, we gotta give them $20 million. If any team wanna match that, y’know, reach out to us.”

Since being dropped by the Bucs on January 6, Brown has been getting many words of encouragement from celebrity athletes like Mayweather and the two appear to have a budding relationship. Mayweather said while discussing his relationship with Brown that, “AB was shocked at how fast I was,” He further shared,

“I’m fast as any other receiver at my age because I took care of my body, and I push him to be better. I push him to be great. What we talk about is real.”

However, it should be noted that plenty of friends and family have pushed Brown to “be better” in the past, but it hasn’t stuck from a professional behavior standpoint. Only time will tell how many chances will the NFL give Antonio Brown. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.

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