Antonio Brown was out of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after taking off his jersey and all of his equipment in the third quarter of the Week 17 game against the New York Jets on Sunday, the reasons are not entirely clear, although at least we now have the perspective of the team’s head coach Bruce Arians.
Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Raised in Liberty City, Miami, Brown attended Miami Norland High School
What did Bruce Arians say to Antonio Brown to make him quit in the middle of a game?
According to words that the former coach gave to Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazier, Arians told Brown to return to the field on a first occasion, the receiver refused, tried a second time with the same result, and as a result, the head coach demanded the controversial player to leave the field.
The result was a tasteless spectacle that ended Brown’s stay with the defending Super Bowl champions in the latest of multiple scandals that have marked the career of the receiver who began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Just talked to Bruce Arians who said he was trying to get AB to go into game & AB refused. Tried again Brown refused & Arians told him to get out. On if he saw AB take his jersey off,” Glazier said.
After Arians’ words, the reporter asked the head coach who just came off the NFL’s COVID-19 list if he noticed Brown walk off the field without his jersey and with a bare torso.
What Bruce Arians had to say on the issue
“Yeah, I did. Never seen anything like it in all my years,” Arians told Glazer.
The Buccaneers ended up beating the Jets, but that was the least of it for the team, which has already secured its first NFC South title since 2007 and will seek the third Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history and a second championship without Antonio Brown “help”
Bruce Charles Arians is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Previously, he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2013 to 2017. Arians was also the interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts during the 2012 season.