- Antonio Brown is not on the Bucs after storming off the sector mid-game on Sunday.
- Alluding to “very troublesome issues,” Tom Brady stated Brown wanted “assist” and deserves compassion.
- Brown had been signed by the Bucs largely as a result of Brady supported the troubled receiver.
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Tom Brady referred to as Antonio Brown’s mid-game exit throughout the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ win over the New York Jets on Sunday a “troublesome state of affairs.”
Brown, for causes which can be nonetheless unclear, took off his jersey, pads, and shirt mid-game and stormed off the sector, giving followers at MetLife Stadium the peace signal as he walked off.
Teammates had been making an attempt to calm Brown down on the sideline to no avail earlier than he left the sector.
After the sport, Bucs coach Bruce Arians stated Brown was not a part of the group, thus ending an up-and-down tenure for the gifted extensive receiver over the past two seasons.
Speaking to reporters after the sport, Brady stated Brown deserves compassion and that he hopes Brown will get assist.
“I believe all people ought to … hopefully do what they’ll to assist him in ways in which he actually wants it,” Brady stated.
“We all love him. We care about him deeply. We wanna see him be his finest, and sadly, he will not be with our group … I believe everybody ought to be very compassionate and empathetic in direction of some very troublesome issues which can be occurring.”
Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seems to be on previous to the sport in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Brown was in his second sport again with the Bucs after serving a three-game suspension for misrepresenting his vaccination standing. Brown’s former private chef had accused Brown of utilizing a pretend vaccine card early within the season, which the NFL investigated earlier than suspending him.
Brown has had a rocky few years, starting along with his commerce from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders in 2019. Brown was ultimately reduce by the Raiders after a number of incidents, together with a weird holdout over his helmet kind and an altercation with GM Mike Mayock. He landed on the New England Patriots alongside Brady however was later reduce after being accused of sexual assault by his former coach. Brown has denied the accusations.
Brown was out of soccer for a number of months earlier than touchdown on the Buccaneers in 2020, largely as a result of Brady vouched for him. It had been reported that Brady was hands-on in ensuring Brown behaved whereas with the Buccaneers.
Arians advised reporters that Brown wasn’t going to obtain any second possibilities with the Bucs if he misbehaved. However, after his suspension for misrepresenting his vaccination standing, Arians admitted the Bucs wanted to maintain Brown following a season-ending harm to prime extensive receiver Chris Godwin.
Sunday’s mid-game meltdown, nevertheless, appeared to be the ultimate straw for the Bucs, probably ending Brown’s profession.