In his first network news interview since being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Antonio Brown is speaking out about his departure from the team.
Speaking with CBS This Morning, the Pro Bowl wide receiver said his on-field incident, during which he stripped off his uniform and walked out of the stadium during the Bucs’ regular season game against the New York Jets, was triggered by an ankle injury that wasn’t taken seriously by his coach.
The incident led to speculation that Brown had suffered mental health issues, possibly from playing football. Brown is pushing back on that.
"I never had a mental health diagnosis," Brown said. "I never had a issue or problem. I don’t take pills. I just got a high IQ."
Additionally, Brown says he’s tried therapy, but didn’t find a connection with a therapist.
"I tried it through the NFL, but I don’t really got [sic] time to consult with random people, I don’t know about my mental space or how I look at things," Brown said. "Most of the people from different forms of the world. Like, I’m from the pit. Most of the people we talk to, they from the palace. So how your lenses look at life is not how mines [sic] is."
Brown told CBS he’s considering legal action against the Buccaneers, stemming from the incident that led to his release from the team.
Watch the full interview segment below.