The news of Antonio Brown quitting on the Buccaneers mid-game went viral recently, shocking fans and the NFL world alike. In addition, the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) community caught up by turning his infamous shirt-throwing antics into a piece of art.
Disaster for @James54641571 !
— Miller (@mmmmillah) January 2, 2022
A recent report suggests that Brown’s meltdown at MetLife stadium could fetch up to a ridiculous amount up to 7 figures. The NFT is set to up for auction on January 13.
Brown, a celebrity of his caliber, is certain to get some attention as the viral video hits auction with over 11.5 million views alone. A winning bidder could potentially pay in the area of $1.5 Million to own the 1-of-1 piece of NFL history.
The reason behind Brown’s meltdown hasn’t been entirely disclosed, but according to circulating reports. The 33-year-old wide receiver allegedly felt frustrated due to his ankle hurting him, preventing him from playing. Some rumors also suggest that it’s a built-up frustration following not getting enough targets as he approached the incentives of his contract.
The Buccaneers are releasing Antonio Brown, per @AdamSchefter pic.twitter.com/r5OvZ8PITK
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 6, 2022
Nonetheless, the incident instantly became a reason for the organization to end-ties with Brown. It is, unfortunately, making him an NFL outcast. Brown’s recent comments suggest his regrets following the gravity and consequence of his actions.
Antonio Brown commented on his exit from the Bucs game on Jan. 2. pic.twitter.com/LhO0ibmEHL
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 12, 2022