Antonio Brown is finally speaking on the events that happened before that fateful game in MetLife Field that would see him play his final game in the league.
In the third quarter of the Buccaneers’ Week 17 game against the Jets, the seven-time Pro Bowler removed his jersey and pads, jogged to the locker room, and never returned to the field. Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians told reporters Brown would no longer be a member of the team, and the Bucs made Brown’s release official a few days after the game.
He hasn’t been signed or played in the league ever since.
Fast forward to June 2023 and we are now hearing from Brown on what happened that led to that moment.
In January 2022, Brown said he was forced to play on an injured ankle that would require surgery, which is why he exited so abruptly. To date, there has been no word on him having surgery.
Brown had 545 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games during his last NFL season.
Antonio Brown played 12 seasons for the Steelers, Buccaneers, and Patriots. He had 928 catches for 12,291 yards and scored 88 touchdowns, along with 187 punt returns for 1,761 yards. He was selected to play in 7 Pro Bowls and won 1 championship.
Since leaving the Steelers in 2019, Brown has had stops in Las Vegas, New England, and Tampa Bay, never playing more than eight games in a season.
He was supposed to play in a game for his Albany Empire team that he is the owner of, but the team has since been kicked out of the league.
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