A.J. Brown suggests he feels unsafe amid harassment from bitter fans

By , Audacy Sports

New Eagles wide receiver has indicated that he has been the target of online abuse after the recent blockbuster trade that sent him from Tennessee to Philadelphia.

The star wideout took to Twitter on Friday to explain that he felt compelled to cancel a scheduled appearance at a football camp for kids in Tennessee due to the backlash.

"I'm so sorry I let down your kids and many others but I will not put myself in a place where my peace is going to be threatened by adults who feel a way because I was traded," Brown said. "Im every bad word it is for taking care of 'MY FAMILY!' If you're not aware just look on social media."

Brown was dealt by the Titans amid an impasse on a contract extension, which he promptly received after joining the Eagles. Despite falling to the late second round of the draft in 2019, the former Ole Miss standout has evolved into one of the more dynamic receivers in the league, and apparently he wished to be compensated as such.

Unfortunately the fraught episode seemed to leave some Titans fans with hard feelings.

"People can disrespect me on social media and that's fine but being disrespectful to my face is whole another thing and I'm not tolerating it on any level. So forgive me for not putting myself in a place where my peace could be threatened because if something happens and I react, I'm the one who has everything to lose and not willing to risk my peace, my family, or my job.

"I would love to make everyone children's day but not if I'm putting my own at risk. Please don't say nothing is going to happen because nobody knows that. ..."

Brown was acquired by the Eagles in a draft-night blockbuster in exchange for first- and third-round picks. The Titans used the first-rounder, 18th overall, to select former Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks, who is widely seen as a potential replacement for Brown.

Brown then signed a four-year, $100 million extension with the Eagles.

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