The drama surrounding Antonio Brown’s start with the Oakland Raiders took another bizarre turn on Friday night after the star wide receiver posted a video that included a call with head coach Jon Gruden to YouTube.
After exchanging greetings, Gruden can be heard first empathizing with Brown’s situation and then asking him what exactly is going on.
“What the hell is going on man?” Gruden asks Brown.
“Just a villain all over the news, man,” Brown replies.
With orchestral music playing in the background, news clips of reporters asking about Brown’s tenuous start with the Raiders begins to play.
“You’re not a villain,” Gruden says. “You’re just … You’re the most misunderstood f—ing human being in my entire life that I’ve ever met,”