Antonio Brown: Vontaze Burfict is an ‘idiot’ who tried to kill me
Antonio Brown was held out of the Steelers’ playoff game against the Broncos with a concussion that he sustained after an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict, and it does not sound like the Steelers wide receiver has gotten over it.
On Thursday, Brown told “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that Burfict wanted to do a lot more than just take him down.
“Guys don’t want to stop me anymore. They want to take me out,” Brown said, as transcribed by CBS Pittsburgh. “They want to kill me,” Brown said. “They want to steal my dreams. They want to ruin me. They want to end me, but we’re not gonna let them. What we are gonna do is win more.”
Brown said he has no issue with trash talk and even physical threats, but he considers Burfict’s style of play to be dangerous.
“Every guy talks, but when you do something like that, when you hit a defenseless guy in the helmet, a lot of things, not right about that position,” he explained.
Brown later went on “The Dan Patrick Show” and doubled-down on his criticism of Burfict.
"He's an idiot." – Antonio Brown on Vontaze Burfict. @dpshow
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) February 4, 2016
Can anyone blame the guy? Burfict led with his helmet and went for the knockout blow, and you can clearly see that in this video. Brown said he had “no chance” of being cleared by doctors to play against Denver, despite Pacman Jones insisting he was faking an injury.
While Jones later apologized in a video he posted on Instagram, Brown said he has not made amends with the veteran cornerback.
“No the guy text me, no reply, I don’t even know why people him a platform to say something, ridiculous,” Brown said.
The Steelers-Bengals rivalry should be even better in 2016.