Antonio Brown rejects Colin Kaepernick’s confrontation: “He was treated well”

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Antonio Marrone touched Colin Kaepernick in a recent podcast interview when discussing how his free agency was doing this off-season after being released from Tampa Bay Buccaneer in January.

Brown spoke to June Archer ThisIs50.com in an episode published on Wednesday.

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Antonio Brown and Tom Brady of the Buccaneers celebrate their touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on September 9, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

Antonio Brown and Tom Brady of the Buccaneers celebrate their touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on September 9, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
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When Archer tried to talk about Kaepernick and Brown’s free agency, the wide receiver dismissed any kind of confrontation between him and the quarterback who hadn’t played since 2016.

“Colin Kaepernick isn’t AB. Colin Kaepernick isn’t even from the hood. He isn’t even from Liberty City. So, I don’t even want to mention his name,” the wide-agent receiver said. “AB is a valuable football player. AB had stats last year, touchdown.”

Brown grew up in Liberty City, a Miami neighborhood. In 2019, Marrone spoke of gang violence who was around him but was determined not to be defined by the negative environment and said he was lucky enough to have a support system around him to guide him down the road to football.

Archer started talking about how Kaepernick was “treated” and Brown cut him off, saying the free agent quarterback has generally been treated well since leaving the 49ers, particularly citing the documentary he made with Netflix went into. aired last year on the streaming platform.

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Colin Kaepernick attends a launch exhibit at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022, in Ann Arbor.
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“He was treated well,” Brown said. “He’s got (a) Netflix documentary. Don’t twist it. You see it’s the wrong thing in the world. We think, ‘Oh Kaepernick was treated so badly because they didn’t let him play football.’ Yes, they didn’t let him play football, they advertised him, they gave him money. I’m not trying to tell you what ‘they’ did, I’m telling you the reality of what happened. “

Brown clarified the distinctions between him and Kaepernick.

“Kaepernick, I feel like he’s a good guy. He’s supported a great cause but he doesn’t understand. He’s not from Liberty City. He’s not even built that way. Guys like me, they banish you. They don’t even give you contracts.” They don’t even want to have anything to do with you. I’m not really an icon right now. You don’t see them writing books about me, “she said.

“Are you telling me, yo Colin Kaepernick, what did he do? What is he doing right now? Do you see it? I’m on the street right now every day – people see me. They get excited. You know why? Because I make them feel good. They can relate, they know what’s really going on, but they know I’m still smiling and walking past it.

“Colin Kaepernick created all the fuss, then went into the cut in the corner. I’m in people’s faces every day.”

Kaepernick started a firestorm during the 2016 season when he knelt down during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustices. He was let go after the season and failed to hook up with another team. He accused the NFL owners of cooperating to keep him out of the league, which was fixed.

Antonio Brown attends the Atlanta Hawks-Los Angeles Clippers game at State Farm Arena on March 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Antonio Brown attends the Atlanta Hawks-Los Angeles Clippers game at State Farm Arena on March 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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He tried to get back to a team after comparing the NFL Draft at a slave auctioncalling for its abolition of prisons and support the defund the police movement.

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Brown was released by the Buccaneers after going off the pitch in a game in January.