Fans Wonder If Ben Affleck Was Drunk During Bill Simmons Rant

Actor previously entered rehab for alcohol

Last Updated: June 23, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Bill Simmons’ new show certainly got off to an explosive start Wednesday night thanks to a rant by Ben Affleck that had some fans speculating about whether he is drinking again.

Affleck, who previously went to rehab for alcohol, joined the Boston Sports Guy on the premiere episode of HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday” to talk about the New England Patriots and Deflategate.

Affleck’s reps did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

“Deflategate is the ultimate bulls–t, f–king outrage of sports ever … it’s so f–king stupid,” Affleck raged on the show.

Comparing Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension going into next season to a baseball player being benched for 40 days after being busted for steroids, Affleck said: “If the NFL really knew how to test for steroids, there’d be no f–king NFL.

Many on Twitter speculated the “Batman” actor was inebriated. Some people offered jokes, and others concern.

“Whether you like Ben Affleck or not, the guy’s been waging a war against alcohol for years. Today, he’s losing. It’s NOT funny. It’s tragic,” tweeted television writer Jose Molina.

Simmons tweeted that they taped the segment in the morning and Affleck “got fired up about DeflateGate during the convo, that’s it.”

Here are some of the tweets.

Affleck’s flood of profanities even appeared to leave Simmons speechless at times.

Watch the NSFW video above.

“Any Given Wednesday” airs Wednesdays on HBO at 10 p.m.

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