Antonio Brown has taken over social media news feeds everywhere for many reasons.
Amid his dismissal from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the march to the postseason, Brown’s epic meltdown at MetLife Stadium is becoming an NFT.
The NFT Turn
According to reports, the non-fungible token expects to garner many bids at a January 13 auction held by Viral Heir. Brown’s moment went viral and is one of the most polarizing sports and pop culture incidents. NFT enthusiasts believe Brown’s NFT could fetch seven figures.
The tweet of a shirtless Brown has garnered over 11.5 million views. The popularity of NFTs is at an all-time high, and football players have fully integrated crypto and NFTs into their revenue potential. Turning an incident like AB’s meltdown into a financial opportunity could be an example of turning life gaffes into economic opportunities.
The expectation for Brown’s meltdown NFT is that the winning bidder could pay upwards of $1.5 million to own the piece.
Other NFL stars like Odell Beckham Jr. are also prominent in the NFT space, purchasing high-value tokens or being affiliated with NFT producing companies.
Making Lemonade From Lemons
Brown’s disrobing jaunt around the field has gone from infamous to potentially profitable. The timing is fitting, since Brown needs a job now that he has been cut from the Super Bowl-winning team.
The Jan. 2 incident tested Brown’s commitment to the team, as it is a cardinal sin in team sports to leave your teammates in the heat of battle. In the second half of the game, Brown left the field after playing during the first stanza.
Many believed that Brown was displaying the effects of poor mental health with his decision-making. Some commentators even said he could possibly be affected by CTE from his NFL career. However, Brown went on the offense to defend his actions and his physiology from the public.
Clearing The Air
Brown went on the “Full Send” podcast to address claims about his mental state, and in the days leading up to the interview he exposed what he purported to be interactions between himself and the Tampa Bay Buccs to showcase his side of the story.
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