The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ former wide receiver Antonio Brown, the NFL, and the team overall are all enduring much drama currently. So far, the wide receiver hasn’t given reporters any specifics regarding his dramatic exit from the field Sunday. However, one of Brown’s cryptic messages from last week has us wondering what exactly is going on behind the scenes.
Provided by The SPUN by Sports Illustrated, Antonio Brown told the media last week, “You guys is all about drama. This is all about football.”
Unfortunately, when it comes to the media, there’s always going to be a potential for drama. It’s how the news makes headlines. However, for Brown to make that claim has to mean things are going on that we don’t know about.
That said, following Sunday’s antics at the Buccs/Jets game, we can’t be sure Brown isn’t all about the drama either. Nevertheless, it promises to be a growing story both in terms of information and intrigue. With that, we’ll be sure to keep you updated with the latest developments Outsiders.
Buccaneers Coach Explains Cause for Antonio Brown’s Exit
Antonio Brown’s latest antics have definitely left the media, NFL fans, and Outsiders overall wondering what the heck actually happened.
From the perspective of Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, we have insight as to what potentially led to Brown’s exit on Sunday. Whether it’s the whole story or not, we can’t be sure. However, it’s at least one piece of the strange puzzle added to our arsenal.
In speaking with FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer, Arians said he’d been trying to get Brown to head into the game. However, the wide receiver refused. The coach tried a second time to get the player to head out onto the field and again, Brown refused. That seemed to be the breaking point for the wide receiver as Arians told him to get out.
From there comes the now-viral clip that has been viewed and shared on social media numerous times throughout the evening. However, despite the oddity of the incident, another football star has shared his concern regarding Brown’s actions.
Tom Brady Shares Concern for Former Teammate
Following Antonio Brown’s display Sunday, one fellow Buccaneers player has shown concern regarding the former wide receiver’s welfare.
Antonio Brown has been known to make headlines for reasons off the field in the past. However, quarterback Tom Brady has spoken out about his worry for the NFL star’s wellbeing nonetheless.
As NBC Sports‘ Warren Sharp highlighted following the strange display, Antonio Brown “literally quit” on both his quarterback (Tom Brady) and his team. While it’s caused great controversy within the NFL and across the media in general, Brady was nevertheless sympathetic toward Brown’s situation, whatever it might be.
“I think everyone should find,” he began, “hopefully do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it.” Brady continued, “You know, we all love him. We care about him deeply. We want to see him be at his best.”
Overall, the Buccaneers player summed, “I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic towards some very difficult things that are happening.”