Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Antonio Brown Has Proved His Character

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Antonio Brown Has Proved His Character

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Narcissism is an undue fascination with oneself. The saga of Antonio Brown this past season has been a classic portrayal of this character trait.

Mr. Brown is arguably the best wide receiver in the National Football League. Yet, his excellence on the gridiron was often eclipsed by his lack of character on and off the field. We witnessed outbursts of anger when things did not go his way. Players often lose their cool, but narcissists, who can never be wrong, have to find others to blame for their behavior. Mr. Brown found his coach and quarterback to scapegoat. Were Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger perfect? No, who is? Yet, Mr. Brown played the victim card better than a blackjack dealer at a local casino.

If we allow a prima donna to go unrestrained, no matter how talented, we create a culture of self-centeredness like a well that has no bottom. …

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