Antonio Brown said the painfully obvious about his exit from MetLife Stadium during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 17 game.
Antonio Brown was in the news for more than a week after he walked out of MetLife Stadium wearing no shirt. He was reportedly upset with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coaching staff and took off his shirt to walk away.
Talking with TMZ Monday, Brown said that the way he exited the Buccaneers’ game against the New York Jets “probably wasn’t necessary or professional.”
Antonio Brown says exit ‘probably wasn’t necessary or professional’
Brown removed his jersey and shoulder pads during the tirade from the sidelines and then threw his shirt and gloves in the stands. That is when he ran in the end zone while Tampa Bay’s offense was on the field. Following the game, head coach Bruce Arians said that Brown was “no longer a Buc.”
Browns’ release from the Buccaneers was not immediate, as the team was figuring out what to do before placing him on waivers. The Buccaneers made the official release after Browns, a wide receiver, posted texts claiming to be from Arians. Brown claimed that he was forced into playing due to an ankle injury. The team later denied this claim in a statement.
The NFL did not fine him for his actions in the Week 17 game.
The Buccaneers wide receiver had a great season. He caught 42 of 62 targets, 545 yards, and four touchdowns.
Brown was fired by the Buccaneers. It is not known if Brown will get another shot with an NFL team.