Antonio Brown Announces He’s President of Kanye West’s Donda Sports With $2.2 Million Super Bowl Suite Purchase
“This is for the people who counted us out, for everyone who said we can’t— we say WE WILL!”
Antonio Brown is kicking off his post-NFL career with a surprising new gig–as president of Kanye West’s newly-founded Donda Sports organization.
Brown, who was released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after dramatically exiting a New York Jets game while shirtless in January, announced his new position on Instagram alongside an invoice for $2.2 million in Super Bowl LVI tickets.
“WE THE OWNERS NOW ! Donda is about ownership, empowerment, and discovering the next superheroes. This is for the people who counted us out, for everyone who said we can’t— we say WE WILL,” Brown wrote, per the New York Post.
The accompanying image shows he booked a 18-person owners suite for $2 million and six VIP seats for $195,000.
“As President, it was important to me to book the Donda Suite for this years SUPERBOWL LVI,” Brown continued. “This is a game meant to be watched together. This is the love and unity we need to push. THIS IS FOR THE KIDS, OUR NEXT GENERATION!!!”
After adding that Donda Sports would be “hosting community events” for “kids and their families,” Brown signed off with, “It’s a family affair.”
The ex-Buc was previously announced as a partner who would “bring an athlete’s perspective” to the Donda Sports Brand in a press release published by Hollywood Unlocked.
“Donda Sports was founded with the vision of providing holistic support to athletes during and beyond their sport’s career when the game is done Donda Sports is not done with you.”
Speaking with Complex about his spot on the Donda Sports team, Brown said, “I don’t think there’s a lot of fashion lines for athletes, wearing fashionable and comfortable clothes.”
“So with a guy like Kanye West, being able to partner with him and work with him to provide more creative, genius ideas for fashion looks for athletes in general…I’m just grateful for the opportunity here soon, to share what we’ve got with the world.”
In the days following his NFL exit, Brown posted video and images of his LA hangout with West while the Bucs were preparing for their playoff run.
But during that same time period, he also told hosts of the Full Send Podcast that his NFL career may not be over.
“Of course I’m planning on playing football next season. You see what I’ve been able to do on a hurt ankle? I’m looking forward to getting my ankle cleaned up, I’m looking forward to reigniting my career.’’