Antonio Brown credits Tom Brady, Tony Robbins with helping him 'see the light'

Liz Roscher
·2 min read

Antonio Brown’s eight-game suspension is over. The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver will make his 2020 debut on Sunday, and spoke to the media about his journey back to the NFL on Wednesday.

Not surprisingly, his teammate and Bucs quarterback Tom Brady came up a lot.

Tom Brady introduced AB to Tony Robbins

Brown lived with Brady during his short stint with the New England Patriots in 2019, and is reportedly now staying with Brady at his lavish Tampa mansion as he restarts his NFL career. Brady has done more than give Brown a place to crash as he gets set up in Tampa, though. He’s taken a personal interest in helping Brown mentally prepare for being back in football by organizing a chat between Brown and motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

Brown says he’s now working on his “self within,” and credits Robbins with helping him realize that his future will be affected by what he does now.

‘One of the greatest leaders to be around’

Brown’s gratitude toward Brady goes beyond what Brady has specifically done for him. Brown said he personally gets a lot out of just being around Brady and seeing how he works and trains every day.

Brown and Brady both found success in the NFL as “sixth-round late bloomers,” and Brown believes that has a lot to do with their connection as teammates.

The Buccaneers, who are 6-2 and have the second best record in the NFC, have been doing just fine without Brown so far. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when they add Brown, a brand new receiver, into the mix — especially when things have been going so well.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 23:  NFL wide reciever Antonio Brown looks on courtside during the second half between the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Arena on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown credits Tom Brady and motivational speaker Tony Robbins for helping him over the past few months. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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