Antonio Brown is no longer a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he threw his equipment and walked off field while shirtless halfway through a game.
Reports were that Arians asked Brown to go into the game while they talked on the sidelines and that Brown refused.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 2, 2022
“He is no longer a Buc,” team head coach Brue Arians said after the game. “That’s the end of the story. Let’s talk about the guys who went out there and won the game.”
Brown’s meltdown is just weeks after he got into hot water over an alleged fake vaccination card. The Buccaneers had been standing by Brown since he joined the team in 2020. The player was hit with an eight-game suspension but Brown’s NFL career could be over once and for all.
Arians did not want to sign Brown initially but was pressured by Tom Brady.
“That’s obviously a difficult situation. I think we all want him to – I think everybody should find – hopefully do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it,” Brady said on Sunday. “We all love him and care about him deeply. We want to see him be at his best. Unfortunately it won’t be on our team. We have a lot of friendships that will last … I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening.”
Antonio Brown literally quit on Tom Brady in the middle of a game
I absolutely didn’t expect this reaction of immediate sympathy
who knows what AB is going thru but credit to Brady, this level of empathy & humanity in the moment is impressive pic.twitter.com/jl3sL8sCqL
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 2, 2022
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