The last time Antonio Brown was seen on a football field, he took off his shoulder pads and jersey and exited MetLife Stadium.
Brown’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were facing the New York Jets on January 2, 2022 and trailing by a score of 24-10 in the third quarter.
Since that incident, Brown has been out of control. He has made numerous headlines for disturbing behavior.
The notorious Antonio Brown strikes again. Speaking on Tyreek Hill’s It Needed To Be Said, he explained that Buccaneers QB Tom Brady hyped him up as he struggled with an ankle injury prior to the final game of his career.
“Tom called me like “Yo this week man the Jets man, they sweet man imma hit you with like 10 to 12 [targets]
“That’s all I need to hear like “yo you gonna throw me the ball,” this is like me saying like I got a new crib like you know me, you know what I’m saying.
“Tom Brady done hit me up like ‘yo this a big week,” so I’m like f—k it. I know my s***’s f***** up, but if he’s going to f*** with me like that, why not?”
Brown only had five targets through almost three quarters. This seemed to bring him over the edge.
“You don’t want to throw me the ball and you making me like I’m crazy, so, I was like, ‘I’m crazy? F*** all you motherf******, I’m out of here.”
Brown accused the Buccaneers organization of “treating him like a little dog.” He claimed that he was forced to play despite team personnel knowing he had a serious ankle injury.
Brown also claimed the pain was too extreme to play and this triggered a confrontation with Head Coach Bruce Arians.
Arians made a cutting gesture while mouthing “You’re done.”
Brown has been attacking and mocking Brady ever since.
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