The Buccaneers and coach Bruce Arians officially cut ties with Antonio Brown after he went on a tirade on the sidelines following a dispute either over his ankle injury or getting the ball, whichever one you choose to believe.
The fallout between Antonio Brown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued for days after that incident at MetLife Stadium in Week 17. The wide receiver stripped his jersey and pads, threw his gear aside, did jumping jacks and waved to fans as he headed to the locker room during the third quarter.
Despite how he felt at the time, he is now seeing the error of his ways.
“It probably wasn’t necessary or professional,” Brown told TMZ Monday in Los Angeles.
The NFL Players Association plans to investigate Brown’s allegations that Arians and the organization are trying to cover up incidents of mismanagement.
While on the “Full Send Podcast” last week, Brown explained his side to the story.
“Imagine the guys you came to battle with while you know your ankle is f—-d … You barely can run. And the guy that you think got your back… They knew about my situation before we even came. I communicated with the coaches, the trainers — everyone knows… And the guy tells you because you can’t go to war with them, ‘Get the f–k out of here,’” Brown explained. “… At that point it’s like f–k you too bro, professionally.”
Brown was not claimed off waivers, and no one truly knos if another team will give him another shot after his last three stops have ended terribly.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport recently announced that Brown will undergo ankle surgery on Jan. 18th.