Antonio Brown is "No Longer a Buc" After Refusing to Enter the Game and Then Taking Off

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Antonio Brown is “No Longer a Buc” After Refusing to Enter the Game and Then Taking Off

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If you missed today’s particularly wild moment in the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, mid-game, took off his gear, chucked it, and then jogged off the field. You never know what exactly is going on with Brown, who immediately left the stadium to look for a ride. To somewhere?

As for what the heck happened and what the heck happens now, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians explained after the game that he was simply trying to put Brown in, and Brown refused multiple times. That was that:

And while Brown hasn’t officially been released yet, Arians didn’t mince words about what happens after Brown simply took off:

Arians would not elaborate beyond that after the game (ESPN): “I’m not talking about him. He’s no longer part of the Bucs.”

The Bucs came back to win the game against the Jets, by the way, and they’ll have to figure out how to replace the production of both Brown and Chris Godwin, who was already lost for the year to an ACL injury.

There will be more fallout for sure, including the question on whether another team takes a chance on a guy who does the ridiculous, unethical, and allegedly horrible things that Brown may have done. Brown’s now-twice-former quarterback Tom Brady asks for compassion and empathy:

For his part, Brown posted on Twitter and Instagram without much in the way of explanation or context:

 

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.