Colts punter Pat McAfee to Antonio Brown: ‘Don’t cleat me in the face’

antonio-brown-cleats-faceIt was a memorable moment in NFL history.

On September 7, 2014, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked Cleveland Browns ex-punter Spencer Lanning in the face with his cleats during a kick return.

Punters have been avoiding the Steelers wideout ever since.

On Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee tweeted to Brown asking for mercy as the two teams square off on Thanksgiving day.

Hey @AntonioBrown.. it’s gonna be Thanksgiving.. my mom’s gonna be there.. once again, none of this.. please.. thanks in advance

Brown seemed to take it in stride, advising that McAfee should just kick the ball out of bounds.

Maybe McAfee should just sit this one out.

Andre Johnson to retire from NFL

andre-johnsonIt’s official.

Andre Johnson is retiring.  The veteran NFL wide receiver informed his teammates on Monday morning.

The longtime Houston Texan joined the Tennessee Titans on July 30 and played in eight games this season. The 35-year-old has had nine catches for 85 yards and two TDs in eight games.

“Going back to his days at the University of Miami, Andre was one of the most impressive wide receivers I’ve scouted,” Titans GM Jon Robinson said in a statement. “He had a professional approach to the game both on and off the field and in my opinion is one of the best to have played the game. I enjoyed getting to know and work with him in his time with our team. He certainly contributed to this team – making the game-winning catch at Detroit and his daily interaction with the young wide receivers. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward in whatever endeavors he chooses.”

Johnson notched 1,012 receptions for a total of 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns with the Texans.

The seven-time Pro Bowler will close out his NFL career with 1,062 catches for 14,185 yards and 70 TDs.