Antonio Brown said during an Instagram video this week that he thinks his workout with the New Orleans Saints was a “publicity stunt.”
The Saints brought the wide receiver in for a workout last Friday. It was his first visit with a team since the New England Patriots released him on Sept. 20.
It’s unclear when Brown will be eligible to play again since he is still being investigated by the NFL under its personal conduct policy for allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
“I really am at peace. I just don’t like the lack of respect in the world,” Brown said in the video. “Everyone has deadlines, but I guess the NFL don’t have a deadline for me. So I appreciate [Saints coach] Sean Payton and them guys for supporting me to bring me out to work out. But I think it was a publicity stunt for them. Sean Payton knows the feeling of being left behind.
“But it is what it is. … I’m not gonna make excuses. I’m just gonna keep competing to be the difference, ‘cuz I know I’m the difference.”