Antonio Brown faces an uncertain future after his on-field outburst during Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New York Jets. Brown threw a tantrum mid-game where he took off his shirt and walked away from the team. Coach Bruce Arians said he was done with the wide receiver.
Bucs fans were left wondering what exactly happened. Arians said he had no idea what caused Brown to behave the way he did. Antonio hasn’t had much to say about it until now.
Pro Football Talk has reported that AB may have been suffering from a serious ankle injury. Brown visited a specialist on his own to have the injury evaluated. The doctor told him he should’ve never been allowed on the field that day.
It should be noted that this was a private doctor hired by Antonio Brown himself. It is highly unlikely that Bucs team doctors would miss such a severe injury. The receiver was held out of practice in the days leading up to the game, but the Tampa Bay medical staff didn’t believe it was severe enough to keep him out of action on gameday.
Brown also seemed just fine when he jogged to the locker room. He also jumped up and down in the endzone on his way there. There was no indication of a serious injury.
Antonio Brown refused to re-enter the game when Arians instructed him to do so. The team knew that he was playing hurt but didn’t think it was bad enough for Brown to sit out. It will now become a war of differing medical opinions, as AB says he shouldn’t have been in uniform in the first place.
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