Antonio Brown continued to take shots at the Tampa Bay Bucs, head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady after his bizarre actions of leaving the game on Sunday against the Jets.
This afternoon, Arians has responded to Brown, telling his side of the situation and giving more context to the Brown meltdown.
“He was very upset at halftime about who was getting targeted. Got that calmed down, players took care of that,” Arians said. “It started again on the sideline. We called for the personnel group that he had played in the entire game. He refused to go in the game,” Arians told reporters. “That’s when I looked back and saw him basically wave off the coach. I then went back, approached him about what was going on. ‘I ain’t playing.’ What’s going on? ‘I ain’t getting the ball.’ That’s when I said, ‘You’re done, get the eff out of here.'”
#Bucs coach Bruce Arians’ opening statement today on WR Antonio Brown, who alleged last night he was cut because he refused to play hurt and said he will undergo ankle surgery: pic.twitter.com/dfgFLd5x38
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 6, 2022
Brown has officially been released by the Bucs.