Buccaneers releases Antonio Brown after putting Head Coach Bruce Arians on Blast by leaking Text MSG
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finalized their separation from Antonio Brown.
Antonio Brown officially released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers league sources tell Adam Schefter
The Buccaneers have terminated Antonio Brown's contract on Thursday, Four days after wide receiver Antonio Brown abruptly left the field during the New York Jets game.
Brown's contract was terminated effective immediately, the team said in a statement.
“While Antonio did receive treatment on his ankle and was listed on the injury report the week leading up to Sunday’s game, he was cleared to play by our medical team prior to the start of the game and at no point during the game did he indicate to our medical personnel that he could not play,” the statement said.
“We have attempted, multiple times throughout the week, to schedule an evaluation by an outside orthopedic specialist, yet Antonio has not complied. Maintaining the health and wellness of our players is of the utmost importance to our organization.”
On Wednesday following Sunday's dispute with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In a statement released via his attorney Sean Burstyn, the wide receiver explained that he took off his jersey and ran across the field during Tampa Bay's game against the New York Jets because head coach Bruce Arians had cut him.
He said Bruce Arians tried to make him play through an ankle injury
Brown said he felt like he couldn't reenter the game because of his lingering ankle injury and that Arians reacted angrily and cut him on the spot.
"I didn't quit. I was cut. I didn't walk away from my brothers. I was thrown out," Brown's statement read.
Antonio Brown leaks screenshots of his messages with Bucs head coach Bruce Arians via Twitter January 6 at 7:52 AM.
AB explained his side of the story, by sharing a photo of himself getting treatment from a trainer on his right ankle, telling Arians he “can’t get to full speed” while dealing with the injury.