Former Sports Illustrated stalwart and current NBC Sports analyst Peter King revealed Friday morning he removed Antonio Brown from his All-Pro ballot due to the ongoing situation between the receiver and the Steelers.
Peter King says he took Antonio Brown off of his All-Pro ballot because of his situation with the Steelers. pic.twitter.com/v4GwPmi0Ey
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“I thought about it, and I said, ‘I can’t in good conscience put a guy who took the equivalent of six percent of the season, and flushed it down the toilet when the Steelers were in a playoff implication game.’ And so Mike [Florio], I ended up voting for Michael Thomas and I took Antonio Brown off my All-Pro ballot,” King said on Pro Football Talk Live. “I’m very, very serious about these votes, and they mean a lot to me. But if a guy takes six percent of his season and purposefully flushes it down the toilet … I can’t vote for him for anything. He wouldn’t be among my top 10 or 20 receivers for the season.”
King said he initially placed Brown on his All-Pro ballot before emailing the Associated Press, telling the publication he wanted to switch his vote.
He felt Brown, who led the NFL in receiving touchdowns (15), wasn’t fit to be on the list because of how he handled himself at the end of the season.
Not the first time King has been involved in some controversy.
He was caught saying Darren Sharper, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple rape and drug-related charges, should be in the conversation for the Hall of Fame.
Re all Sharper questions: My stance is a simple one. I believe all players should be considered for HoF based on football careers only.
— Peter King (@peter_king) April 14, 2015
King has picked his side in this debate.
I wonder if he’ll vote AB into the Hall one day, or is this late season activity too much for him to handle?
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