Antonio Brown Leaves Field Shirtless Mid-Game, Coach Says He’s ‘No Longer a Buc’

by Samantha Whidden
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Following an outburst on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ sidelines that involved wide receiver Antonio Brown ripping off his jersey and pads, it was reported by head coach Bruce Arians that the football player is officially no longer a Buccaneer. 

Antonio Brown grew visibly frustrated during the third quarter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets game. He was notably seen with fellow wide receive Mike Evans, who was attempting to calm him down. Unfortunately, Evans’s efforts failed, as Brown continued to show his frustration to the point where he was stripping off his gear and walking off the field. He was seen giving the peace sign as he walked towards the locker room. 

Despite the tough game, the Buccaneers came back and won the game 28-24. But afterward, head coach Bruce Arians had no problem with reporting that Antonio Brown was officially no longer on the team. “I’ve never seen a guy leave a field like that. This is the last strike for him. He’s no longer a Buc. Alright, that’s the end of the story.”

Brown signed with the Buccaneers in October 2020. During his first year with the team, he recorded 482 cards on 45 receptions during eight games. During the 2021 season, Brown had 42 catches and 545 yards in six games. 

This Isn’t the First Incident Antonio Brown Has Had This Season

Unfortunately for Antonio Brown, this isn’t the first incident he has had during the 2021 NFL season. As previously reported, the wide receiver was thrown out of practice. He reportedly punched Tennessee Titans player Chris Jackson in the face. 

The situation occurred when both Brown and Jackson didn’t take kindly to each other during a passing drill. “Don’t hold me out here,” Brown reportedly told the Titans player, according to Tampa Bay Times. Jackson responded with, “Don’t push me in my face.”

Photojournalist for the Tennessee Titans George Walker managed to snap a few pics of the scuffle. The images showed that Brown managed to land at least one punch into Jackson’s right jaw before the two NFL players were separated. Brown was then escorted out of practice. He eventually returned to the field later on. 

When asked about the incident, Arians declared, “Fighting? I didn’t see any fighting. A lot of pushing and shoving. But I didn’t see any fists…”

Also speaking about the incident between Brown and Jackson, Buccaneers cornerback, Jamel Dean shared with the media outlet, “It’s hot, it’s intense, and we’re just competitors. That’s just part of the game.”

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