As you know, Antonio Brown is “no longer a Buc” after his bizarre exit during a game against the New York Jets when he was spotted stripping off his uniform on the sidelines, which marked the latest issue Brown has faced in recent years.
His meltdown led to his dismissal from the team last Thursday. In the aftermath, TMZ is now reporting that the footage of his blowup at Metlife Stadium has been turned into an NFT and will go up for auction on January 13th.
“We’re told the non-fungible token is expected to garner a bunch of bids — and, considering just how viral the video went following its posting on social media, the final price could get into 7 figures.”
The report goes on to state that the winning bidder could pay in the area of $1.5 MILLION to own the piece.
The attorney for Antonio Brown said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their former receiver after missing a doctor’s appointment “outside of normal business hours,” calling the move that led to the termination of the contract a “surprise attack.”
An MRI from last Monday revealed broken bone fragments, a ligament torn from the bone and cartilage loss, the wide receiver said in a lengthy statement released during tht same week. Brown accused the Buccaneers of mischaracterizing his outburst on the field as a “mental health issue” rather than a refusal to play due to pain.
“I took a seat on the sideline and my coach came up to me, very upset, and shouted, ‘What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with you?’ I told him, ‘It’s my ankle.’ But he knew that. It was well-documented and we had discussed it,” Brown said. “He then ordered me to get on the field. I said, ‘Coach, I can’t.’ He didn’t call for medical attention. Instead, he shouted at me, ‘YOU’RE DONE!’ while he ran his finger across his throat. Coach was telling me that if I didn’t play hurt, then I was done with the Bucs.”
He added that what happened then triggered him to leave the field.
“I know we were losing to the Jets and that was frustrating for all of us. But I could not make football plays on that ankle,” he said. “Yes, I walked off the field. But there’s a major difference between launching from the line and taking hits, compared to jogging off the field with a rush of emotions going through your mind. I am reflecting on my reaction, but there was a trigger. The trigger was someone telling me that I’m not allowed to feel pain.”
Bruce Arians responded back and stated that Brown refused to go back in the game because he wasn’t getting the ball. He then admitted to teling him he was done and to ‘get the f outta here.’
In the meantime, Brown has gone back to rapping fulltime, something he has been doing for a few years now.