Tampa Bay terminated the wide receiver’s contract after leaving the team for their match against the Jets and responding to injury allegations.
TAMPA – after four days of wide reception Antonio Brown He took off his helmet and walked off the field during the game against the New York Jets Tampa Bay Buccaneers The team announced on Thursday that they had terminated their contract, effective immediately.
“Yes good Antonio He received treatment in his country ankle And he was placed in the injury report the week before Sunday’s last game, Obtained medical clearance to play by our medical team before kick-off And at no point during the match did he tell our medical staff that he couldn’t play.
“We have, on multiple occasions during this week, attempted to schedule an external orthopedic evaluation, however, Antonio did not comply. Maintaining the health and well-being of our players is of great importance to our organization.”
Brown His attorney, Sean Burstein, noted on Wednesday that he told pirate He was so hurt that he couldn’t keep playing with ankle Injured, while the head coach bruce arian He denied knowing the nature of his actions, and he did not say so Brown I contacted him or his medical staff ankle It was bothering him.
officer pirateHowever, he said to ESPN who – which Brown He was turbulent at the end of the first half of Sunday’s game against the Gates of Do not receive the balls in the direction you expected This had to be reassured.
lawyer Brown He said the injury to ankle The receiver, not the balls in his direction, was the source of frustration Brown.
General Manager of Bucs, Jason Light, said to ESPN This Thursday what Brown His agent asked last week to guarantee the remaining $2 million in incentives from his contract for this season, and the team denied the request.
In a statement released Wednesday, Brown He indicated that he had to play with a ankle He was injured and required surgery, which is why he was unexpectedly left out of Sunday’s match in the third quarter.
An NFL spokesperson said ESPN This Thursday what Brown He will not be subject to a league sanction for his actions during Sunday’s game.
upset on the bench, Brown, who had been on the field for 26 matches, took off his jersey, equipment and jersey and threw his gloves into the stands. He then ran into the end zone while both teams were on the field and waved to the crowd as he made his way into the locker room.
accuse pirate Who wrongly described his actions on the field as a “mental problem” rather than refusing to play because of the pain.
light sign to Brown No one from the medical staff told Boss on Sunday that his ankle Annoy him before or during the match.
light He indicated that pirate Make “reasonable arrangements” to close the matter earlier in the week, if indeed Brown He sustained an injury in the match and the wide receiver refused to cooperate.
Brown On Wednesday, he said he underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed broken bones, torn ligaments, and loss of cartilage. He also said Bose’s family tried to send him to a “junior doctor,” instead of the doctors he sought in New York City, including Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he had scheduled an operation. He claims the Boss family gave him “a few hours’ notice to report” and “ordered him a punishment”.
light Referred to ESPN That the Bucs had two medical appointments in New York for Brown So I could put him in injured reserve and pay him for the rest of the year and didn’t show up for both appointments. The team could still have put him in injured reserve if Brown He sent his medical records, but he didn’t return texts or calls, he said light.
light He said the Bucs could have made those appointments in Tampa too, but they knew it Brown I was in New York. Brown His agent did not send medical information to the doctor from his visit to the doctor this week, he said lightAnd he still didn’t answer the team’s calls.
Health over wealth #barbarian pic.twitter.com/5pxjpZ6491
– AB (@AB84) January 6 2022
This Thursday morning Brown Posting screenshots on social media of purported text exchanges with Arians Thursday December 30th and Friday put on your ankleDescribing the photo in his Instagram message with “The coach said we never spoke.”
In another post, Brown He said that none of his classmates was aware of the alleged discussion with Arians.
Don’t make it crooked. My brothers have been good to me. From Tom to the coaching staff, we were a top-level unit. They were fine with me and knew nothing of my conversations with the coach last week. The team mishandled this situation. They have let me down, and most importantly, my teammates.
– AB (@AB84) January 6 2022
“My brothers have been good to me since Tom [Brady] Even the coaching team, we were a level one unit.” Brown on his Twitter account. “They were good to me and knew nothing of my conversations with the coach last week. The team handled this situation poorly. They disappointed me, and most importantly my teammates.”
He also posted a complaint Thursday about a deal with Brady coach Alex Guerrero and tagged Brady in the blogosphere, saying “Tom Brady guy Alex Guerrero charged $100,000 for never working with me. How do you work with people! So! That’s what I was in a deal with.” He posted something similar on Twitter, something he later deleted, with “…it should have been part of these people’s plans from the start.”
Brown He was injured for the first time ankle In Week 6 he missed five games. He was then suspended for three games after an NFL investigation found he had released a missing COVID-19 vaccination card.
He returned in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers, collecting 10 assists for 101 yards. But it also exacerbated the injury, and as a result, he did not participate in training on Thursday and Friday last week and doubts were officially reported before the match against the Gates.
Arians He was not in those practices because he was quarantined at home after he tested positive for COVID-19, but he has remained up to date on all practices and the condition of all players.
“Hardcore web nerd. Twitteraholic. Analyst. Reader. Coffee guru. Travel ninja. Amateur troublemaker. Zombie geek.”