Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seems on towards the New York Jets throughout the sport at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 2, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Antonio Brown is now not a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, says head coach Bruce Arians, after the vast receiver left the sector throughout Sunday’s 28-24 win towards the New York Jets.
Brown eliminated his shoulder pads and jersey, ran throughout the top zone and headed to the staff’s locker room halfway via the third quarter of Sunday’s sport at MetLife Stadium.
The Buccaneers trailed 24-10 on the time and had been driving downfield on offence, however Brown was not among the many gamers within the sport.
Requested about Brown in his post-match information convention, Arians stated: “He’s now not a Buc. That is the top of the story.”
In line with the FOX broadcast, Brown “boiled over” about one thing and couldn’t be satisfied to stick with the staff on the sideline.
Fellow receiver Mike Evans tried to maintain Brown from taking off his shoulder pads, however to no avail.
Brown was seen standing in the long run zone, making a “peace out” gesture to the gang, whereas the groups had been enjoying on the opposite aspect of the sector.
Brown had three receptions on 5 targets for 26 yards on the time he left. He has 42 catches for 545 yards and 4 touchdowns in seven video games this season.
The 33-year-old has a path of off-the-field incidents, distractions and authorized hassle relationship to the beginning of his profession with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most lately, Brown was suspended for 3 video games by the NFL this season for falsifying a COVID-19 vaccine card.
Brown spent the primary half of the 2020 season suspended for a number of violations of the NFL’s private conduct coverage. He turned himself in to police in Florida in January 2020 resulting from prices of battery, housebreaking of an unoccupied conveyance and felony mischief.
He was launched by the New England Patriots after one sport in 2019 resulting from allegations of sexual misconduct and threatening textual content messages despatched to his accuser. New England picked up Brown after he was launched by the then-Oakland Raiders earlier than he performed in a sport resulting from a number of controversies.