Bucs ends Antonio Brown’s contract after exit during last game

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  •  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday that it has terminated his contract, effective immediately, the team announced Thursday.
  • The move comes four days after Brown’s bizarre exit in the middle of a game against the New York Jets.
  • The wide receiver continues to take shots at the team, calling out Tom Brady, Bruce Arians and Brady’s trainer Alex Guerrero.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown continues to take shots at the team following his bizarre exit from Sunday’s game. Brown released text messages Thursday in which he called out Tom Brady, Bruce Arians and Brady’s trainer Alex Guerrero.

The team released Brown on Thursday.

The Bucs said they tried to get Brown to undergo an evaluation on his injured ankle, but he did not comply.

Brown posted various text exchanges on Instagram and Twitter. The main one accused Guerrero of charging Brown $100,000 and then not working with him. Brown added a message to his IG story directed at Brady.

Brown also sent out an exchange purportedly with Arians. In the text exchange, the two discuss playing in Week 17. Brown mentioned his ankle injury in the message. Following Sunday’s game, Arians claimed he did not know about Brown’s injury.

Brown also posted a photoshopped image of the “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” movie cover. In the image, Brown’s head is photoshopped on Macaulay Culkin’s head. Arians and Brady portray the Sticky Bandits in the image. 

After all that, Brown released a tweet saying his teammates, including Brady, have been good to him.

Brown created a stir Sunday when he took off his uniform, threw items into the stands and walked off the field during the Buccaneers’ game against the New York Jets. Arians claimed Brown was no longer a member of the team afterward. 

A day after the game, Brown reportedly claimed he was too injured to play, but the Buccaneers tried to force him back onto the field. Arians said he was not aware of Brown’s injury.

Brown escalated the situation Wednesday, releasing a lengthy statement through his agent alleging the Bucs injected him with a “dangerous” painkiller. Brown also claimed a coach said Brown would be cut if he didn’t play.

Brown reportedly asked for his $2 million in incentives to be guaranteed prior to Week 17. The Buccaneers declined, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Arians approached Brown after he refused to enter the game. Arians claimed Brown was angry because he wasn’t getting the ball. That’s when Arians told Brown to “get the F out of here,” which led to Brown taking off his uniform and walking off the field.

Source: Yahoo!

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