What is the meaning of APG? Tom Brady's alleged text to Antonio Brown explained

Rachael Grealish November 16, 2022
What is the meaning of APG? Tom Brady's alleged text to Antonio Brown explained
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Antonio Brown shared a text he alleged was from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate Tom Brady accusing the wide receiver of losing his “humility” and “APG,” which had people wondering about the acronym’s meaning.

The alleged beef between Brown and Brady appears to have escalated following comments about Brady’s divorce from supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Brown was accused of having a ‘dig’ at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback by posting images on social media and on Tuesday (November 15, 2022), the NFL wide receiver tweeted (and since deleted) a text he alleged was sent by Brady in May 2021 that called him “selfish,” TMZ reports.

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Antonio Brown allegedly shared Tom Brady APG text

Brown shared a text that has since been deleted in which he alleged Brady wrote: “You are demonstrating very poor decisions and poor communication to so many people who have gone above and beyond to help you. You are acting selfish and unfortunately many of those people are exhausted by the erratic and unpredictable emotional behavior.

“When I met you, you were humble, willing to learn and anxious to improve things in your life. In a short period of time, you have done those things and accomplished some great things. And very much on the path to success long term.”

According to Brown’s post, Brady continued: “You seem to have lost that humility and that APG.”

Brady has not confirmed whether he sent the message, while Brown hasn’t commented on it since.

The Focus and GRV Media have contacted Tom Brady and Antonio Brown for comment.

What’s the meaning of APG?

Many fans were left wondering what APG means after the alleged text, with The Daily Mail suggesting it could mean “All Praise God.”

However, in 2021 Fox13 reported Brown stated APG was a mantra he was living by that stands for “Appreciation, Perspective and Grateful.” At the time of his interview with the publication, Brown credited Brady for his continuation in the NFL.

He said: “I’ve just learned to appreciate the position I’m in. Keep the right perspective and stay grateful. APG. Appreciation – appreciate the opportunity I get to do what I love. Keeping the right perspective. Knowing it’s bigger than me and just being grateful. Grateful to do what I love.”

Tom Brady and Antonio Brown’s strained relationship

It’s unclear exactly when Brady and Brown’s relationship got so strained but, after Brady announced he and his wife were divorcing, Brown was accused of posting ‘digs’ at his former teammate.

Brown was called out last month when he posted an image of a T-shirt that featured a picture of him and Gisele with claims it was to raise money for “fatherless children.”

However, Brown defended himself during an interview with podcast Valuetainment host Patrick Bet-David (see above). The 34-year-old responded: “It’s a charity shirt to raise money for the fatherless kids… it’s a real moment that happened at the Super Bowl.”

The NFL player hit back at the accusations further: “I’m not smashing his girl, what do you mean? It’s a T-shirt that raised money from a real moment that happened. How is this a reach?”

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