You’d probably believe any story about Antonio Brown right now, no matter how crazy it sounds.The Oakland Raiders receiver has had more drama in the past year than just about any other football player has had in their lifetime. Going back to the Facebook Live controversy in the playoffs two years ago, when he broadcast live from the team’s locker room after a win, there have been plenty of signs that Brown is a handful. It all came to a head on Friday when there were reports about Brown throwing a fit over not being able to wear his old helmet anymore, due to NFL safety rules, and even threatening to sit out over the issue.[Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football league for free today]The Raiders had to know they were in for some crazy moments when they traded for Brown in March. Somewhere, Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers are nodding knowingly.Here’s a look at what has gone down with Brown over the last year:November: Antonio Brown cited for driving 100 mphBrown was cited for reckless driving after going more than 100 miles per hour in his Porsche through a Pittsburgh-area neighborhood. In February, he was found guilty after failing to show up for his trial.There were plenty more headlines to come.December: Brown goes AWOL, shows up expecting to playIn Week 17, Brown was inactive for a must-win game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It seems a knee injury was the reason. That wasn’t it.Brown actually had a dust-up of some kind with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the Wednesday practice before the game. Then Brown skipped practices through the week, didn’t show up for a team meeting or walkthrough on Saturday, and still came to the stadium Sunday expecting to play according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tomlin decided to deactivate him.Brown wouldn’t play for the Steelers again.January: Brown goes silent, ‘The Masked Singer,’ a blonde mustacheA few days after the season ended in controversy, Brown showed up as a contestant on “The Masked Singer.” He was voted off the show right away. He wore a hippo mask. The show was filmed before the NFL season, but the timing of the airing of the episode wasn’t ideal.After the Week 17 fiasco, Steelers owner Art Rooney II said he couldn’t envision Brown being back with the team.Meanwhile, Brown went on vacation, didn’t contact any of his Steelers teammates (coach Mike Tomlin wasn’t happy he couldn’t get a hold of Brown) and dyed his mustache blonde.February: Trade request, shots at Ben, meeting with Steelers ownershipIn February, Brown requested a trade. It seemed like that was going to happen had he requested it or not. Brown’s future with the Steelers, or lack thereof, seemed pretty clear when he held a Twitter Q&A and ripped Roethlisberger and Tomlin.Brown also posted an Instagram video in which he expressed a desire to be known as “Mr. Big Chest,” and that’s not even close to the top 10 weirdest things from his 2019.He also met with Steelers owner Art Rooney II, took a smiling picture, but said that he was ready to move on.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 18: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers hands the ball off to Antonio Brown #84 against the Seattle Seahawks during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers smiles as he looks to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 30, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 24-10. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 17 : Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a touchdown with Ben Roethlisberger #7 during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #84 and Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate their third quarter touchdown play against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field on December 8, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 on the sideline during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 30-20. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 7: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is congratulated by Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers after scoring during the fourth quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 42-21. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 2: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks to wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on November 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Ravens 43-23. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 speaks with Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA – AUGUST 26: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 after a touchdown during the first half of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammate wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 after a fourth quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 24: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers react after the pair connected for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 24: Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26), Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrate a victory after the NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts on November 24, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 04: Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) discusses the play with Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (84) during the NFL Football game between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 4, 2016, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 01: Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (84), both inactive for the game, on the field prior to the National Football League game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers on January 1, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a touchdown with Antonio Brown #84 in the first half during the Wild Card Playoff game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field on January 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 22: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 after a touchdown by DeAngelo Williams #34 (not pictured) during the second quarter against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up with Antonio Brown #84 before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field on September 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 15: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) before a week 6 NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on October 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Steelers won 19-13. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 04: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers has a discussion with teammate Antonio Brown #84 during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Steeler defeated the Bengals 23-20. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 14: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands in the huddle during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jaguars defeat Pittsburgh 45-42. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 and wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walk onto the field in the third quarter of a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 9, 2018 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The game ended in a tie 21-21. (Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Antonio Brown #84 during warmups before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on September 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH – OCTOBER 14: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Ben Roethlisberger #7 during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field on November 8, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 24: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is congratulated by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) after a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 24, 2018, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 09: Antonio Brown #84 and Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 9, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA -DECEMBER 16: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) talk with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 16, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace before the game between between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers at TIAA Bank Field on November 18, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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March: Brown nixes trade to Bills, goes to RaidersBrown began the month by joining a website called Cameo, and for $500 he’d film a message for fans, celebrating an anniversary or whatever else.It looked like the Buffalo Bills had landed Brown in a trade, but he basically blocked it by threatening to not report. He called a report he was almost traded to Buffalo “fake news.” The Bills might be thankful now.A trade to the Raiders did happen. Oakland sent a third- and fifth-round pick to Pittsburgh, then gave Brown a raise. He has a three-year deal worth more than $50 million. That instantly was one of the biggest trades in NFL history, and it’s looking like it might become infamous.

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown holds his son Apollo prior to an NFL football news conference, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, center, holds his jersey beside coach Jon Gruden, left, and general manager Mike Mayock during an NFL football news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown smiles during the NFL football team’s news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden, left, and wide receiver Antonio Brown listen to questions from the media during an NFL football news conference, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, center, holds his son Apollo beside coach Jon Gruden, left, after an NFL news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, right, holds his jersey beside coach Jon Gruden during an NFL football news conference, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown smiles during an NFL football news conference, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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April: Brown has Twitter feud with JuJu Smith-SchusterSmith-Schuster was named Steelers MVP last season, and Brown didn’t seem to like it. That led to an exchange between the two ex-teammates on Twitter.Brown took a random shot at Smith-Schuster for a fumble at the end of a loss to the Saints last season, and Smith-Schuster seemed confused why Brown would be ripping him on social media.May: Ben says sorry, AB has curious responseRoethlisberger, in a television interview, apologized to Brown. He regretted criticizing Brown on a radio show after a loss to Denver.It seemed like Roethlisberger was taking the high road. Brown did not. He tweeted this right after news broke that Roethlisberger had apologized in an interview:Summer: A cryotherapy mishap and a retirement threat over a helmetBrown arrived to training camp in a hot air balloon. That might be the most normal thing surrounding Brown in recent weeks.Brown acknowledged in July he’d settled a lawsuit from a 2018 incident in which he was accused of throwing furniture off a balcony (Brown apologized on Twitter, then deleted the tweet). Right after that Brown was sued by a personal trainer for unpaid services.And then it started to get really weird.If you thought the story of Brown hurting his feet by not wearing proper footwear in a cryotherapy session was the weirdest one you’d hear about him this week, you were wrong.Michael Silver of NFL Media posted a long thread on Twitter regarding Brown’s bizarre behavior, including Brown spending time during team meetings preoccupied with checking his bank account and liking pictures on Instagram. But the enduring part of that thread was Brown throwing a fit over the NFL making all players change out an old, unsafe model of helmet that he prefers. Brown even tried sneaking his old helmet into practices over the offseason. Brown has reportedly left the team’s training camp in Napa, Calif. over the issue.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Brown is even threatening sitting out and not playing if he can’t wear his old helmet. He reportedly had a two-hour meeting with league officials about the helmet issue.For most athletes, even a fraction of the timeline above is enough drama for a full career. We still have about a month before the NFL regular season starts, and nobody knows what will happen next with Brown. And just think, we have most of the Raiders’ “Hard Knocks” season still to come.– – – – – – –Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwabMore from Yahoo Sports:



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