Perfect. Just perfect. I say that, without a shred of sarcasm, not as someone who thinks it's an entirely huge deal that Antonio Brown is late to the first obligation he's had on the calendar since he got shipped out of Pittsburgh due, in small part, to his tendency to...well...do whatever the hell he wants whenever the hell he wants to do it. Rather, I say it as someone who is intrigued by just how much of disaster this unholy alliance could prove to be.
Never mind the stats he'll undoubtedly put up, because a relatively directionless team that's going nowhere quick bringing aboard the ultimate 'live fast, die young'-type character has endless comedic potential. Therefore, while I don't think something as relatable and harmless as running late should be the muse for a bunch of Bay Area think pieces, I'm hoping that his tenure starting off with an unexcused absence at an event geared entirely towards his presence is a sign of the melodramatic and moronic nonsense to come. I can't think of a coach/QB combo less qualified to deal with the shenanigans of a freshly and handsomely paid AB than Jon Gruden and Derek Carr, and it seems as though he didn't want to set expectations too high on day one by saving those shenanigans for his second or third day on a new job.
UPDATE: It appears his tardiness may have been related to him getting a haircut and memorizing his patently ridiculous lines to give off the vibe to his new employer that he's not anywhere near as batshit crazy as he actually is...