Antonio Brown Hires Agent

Antonio Brown has hired new representation as he looks to make his NFL return. The free agent wide receiver has hired agent Ed Wasielewski of EMG Sports, as ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter tweets

[RELATED: Antonio Brown Facing Three Criminal Charges]

Wasielewski will have the unenviable task of trying to talk teams into signing the controversial wide receiver as he remains in league limbo. Just last week, Brown’s list of legal trouble grew even longer – he’s now facing three formal charges stemming from an alleged January assault. The timetable for Florida authorities to dig into the matter is unclear given the current climate and the NFL has bigger fish to fry before finally resolving Brown’s status.

There was lots of talk about Brown reuniting with Tom Brady in Tampa, but GM Jason Licht says that won’t be happening.

We feel like there’s a lot of teams that are struggling to find one really good receiver. And we have two really outstanding receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin,” Licht said recently. “Right now, there is only so much money that can go around. There are no plans to sign any other receiver at this time.

“Antonio is somebody that Bruce has come out and had some words about, and Bruce knows him better than all of us. So right now, I would just say that we’re focused on other areas of our team.”

Ditto for head coach Bruce Arians. “Yeah,” Arians said. “It’s not going to happen.”

Despite his seven Pro Bowl nods and 11,000+ career receiving yards, Brown is going to be a tough sell for any team at this juncture.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    Somewhere at Valley Ranch a red light flashes on Jerrah’s desk phone, he picks up…
    “Mr Jones” says his secretary, “there’s a Mr. Wasielewski on the line for you”.
    Imagine the possibilities….

    • CowboysRangers4

      Well if he calls Valley Ranch he’s not likely to get a contract with anybody, because no NFL team uses that facility anymore.

        • jkoms57

          You think Dez was an issue but now think AB will slide right in?

          I think they tried this before with T.O. as well and didnt accomplish much.
          The fact is guys like this become a sideshow at this point in their career.

    • highplainsdriftr

      He will. But it’s going to be a lot of work for a league minimum salary. I bet this dude was like an intern who was willing to take him on lmao

  2. TJECK109

    Is this new representation for his criminal problems? Hard or believe anyone would want this joke as a sports client

  3. zpgreen

    I wonder if there is some sort of unique compensation structure for this new agent? I would imagine any agent taking on AB might want an upfront retainer like a lawyer or something given the uphill battle the agent will be facing.

    With that being said, if Aldon Smith can get a deal after being out of the league for over 3 years, having the legal issues he has had, and not currently being reinstated by the NFL, I would imagine that AB can get a deal even if it has to be heavily incentivized.

    • TJECK109

      Aldon Smith didn’t go nuclear week after week after week just to remain in the news cycle either. Brown has burned so many bridges

  4. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    You can function with a low IQ.

    You can function with CTE.

    You can’t function with a low IQ and CTE on top.

    Mix in fame and money and you get…

  5. Yep it is

    Hey with an agent at least he will have someone to call when he needs bail $$$

  6. crosseyedlemon

    I can’t decide if I’m more excited about this news or Rob Gronkowski winning a wrestling belt.

    • fredziffel78

      Finally “axed” from “ The Masked Singer”, tho. Up to that point, the show’s voting audiences were partying with Josh Gordon.

  7. Ed "The Mythical One"

    Antonio Brown continuing to do things to prove that his head needs to be examined. He thinks the NFL is so close to letting him back in that he actually hired an agent….

  8. turbosmith9

    Dear Antonio,

    Instead of trying for a return to the NFL, start looking into getting an education, counseling, and hopefully psychiatric help. The path your on isn’t laughable; It is truly SAD. From the number 1 wideout in the NFL to the laughing stock of it? Enough is enough. Go fix your life and STOP being a headline.

    • crosseyedlemon

      He was the top WR for a few seasons but from an overall career perspective, I’d give the nod to Larry Fitzgerald.

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