Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Antonio Brown is “no longer a Buc” after the vast receiver’s weird exit from the crew’s sport Sunday. Trailing the New York Jets by two touchdowns within the third quarter, Brown eliminated his shoulder pads, jersey and undershirt on the sidelines and jogged into the locker room.
Brown appeared to gesture for the gang to cheer on his means into the tunnel, regardless of being in the midst of a highway sport on the Jets’ dwelling stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
At his postgame press convention, Arians mentioned Brown was “no longer a Buc,” however did not have any additional remark. About an hour after the sport ended, Arians instructed Jay Glazer of “Fox NFL Sunday” that he tried to get Brown to return into the sport on two separate events however Brown refused. Arians then instructed him to depart. Referring to the way in which Brown exited, the 69-year-old coach instructed Glazer that he had “never seen anything like it in all my years.”
Quarterback Tom Brady in his postgame press convention referred to as it a “difficult situation,” and mentioned that he hopes folks “do what they can to help him in way that he really needs.”
“We all love him,” Brady added. “We care about him deeply. We want to see him be at his best. Unfortunately, it won’t be with our team, but we have a lot of frienships that will last. … I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening.”
Brown, previously one of many premiere receivers within the NFL, has had points each on and off the sphere lately. The 33-year-old spent 9 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, however finally his relationship with the crew and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger deteriorated to the purpose that Brown requested a commerce.
Brown was traded to the then-Oakland Raiders in 2019, however a weird preseason harm, a combat with the league over the kind of helmet he needed to put on and a gathering with common supervisor Mike Mayock that reportedly grew to become extraordinarily contentious all culminated in Brown being launched by the crew earlier than enjoying a single sport with them.
The similar day he was launched by the Raiders, Brown signed a one-year cope with the New England Patriots, then quarterbacked by Brady. Brown was then accused of sexual assault and sued over the incidents, which allegedly passed off in 2017 and 2018. Brown was launched after enjoying one sport with the Patriots.
During the 2020 offseason, Brown was suspended by the NFL for eight weeks for violating the league’s private conduct coverage. On April 8, 2020, Brown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, now quarterbacked by Brady. He made his debut in week 9 of the 2020 season following his suspension. The Bucs would go on to win Super Bowl LV that season.
Earlier this 12 months, Brown wasthree video games after he and two different teammates “misrepresented their vaccination status.”