Antonio Brown, Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle have fight on Twitter

When Antonio Brown declared his NFL playing days over last weekend, he went full scorched-earth and followed the initial post with since-deleted shots at the league and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The aggressive tweeting continued Thursday evening. Brown reeled off a series of tweets that began with him saying “I’m still the best why stop now” and ended with the wide receiver in a standoff with Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle. “The game needs me I’m like test answers,” Brown tweeted between all of that. New York Giants receiver Golden Tate quote tweeted that statement, which caught the attention of Weddle, who replied “Def don’t.” When someone responded that he couldn’t guard Brown, Weddle said “Dont (sic) need to. Isnt on a team.” Eventually, Brown saw the tweet and the exchange between the two began. Among the highlights between the two include Brown insisting Weddle not call him “AB” because that’s his “NFL nickname,” and Weddle telling Brown “When are u gonna learn this isnt about you.” The two were AFC North rivals for years, while Brown was with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Weddle was playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Weddle was not the only individual on the receiving end of Brown’s Twitter ire. Before his Weddle spat, Brown tweeted “sports illustrated reporter who got assault on his record will say AB thinks the game needs him then 50 analyst will sprinkle (salt emoji)” and took a shot at his former sponsor, Nike. Brown is currently facing alleged sexual assault and rape charges in a civil suit filed in Florida. Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko authored two stories last week detailing Brown’s various misdeeds that range from sexual assault to refusing to pay for services. Klemko’s reporting that Brown sent threatening text messages to a woman after the first story came out appeared to be the final straw for the Patriots that led to his release. Nike ended its relationship with Brown last week.