The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have formally launched Antonio Brown … and in asserting the information, the staff known as its former star a liar.
The Bucs stated in an announcement after formally reducing the wideout that he by no means indicated to their medical personnel that his ankle was too harm to play in Sunday’s sport towards the Jets.
Brown, after all, stated the alternative in a prolonged assertion Wednesday evening … claiming he did inform the staff he was too injured — and that head coach Bruce Arians nonetheless needed him within the sport nonetheless.
“Whereas Antonio did obtain remedy on his ankle and was listed on the harm report the week main as much as final Sunday’s sport, he was cleared to play by our medical staff previous to the beginning of the sport,” the Bucs stated Thursday.
“And at no level through the sport did he point out to our medical personnel that he couldn’t play.”
The Bucs went on to say that they’ve requested Antonio a number of occasions this week to be evaluated by “an out of doors orthopedic specialist” … however say Antonio “has not complied.”
“Sustaining the well being and wellness of our gamers is of the utmost significance to our group,” the Bucs stated.
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As we beforehand reported, Brown melted down on the sidelines of the Bucs’ sport towards the Jets at MetLife Stadium, stripping off his pads and shirt earlier than working into the locker room.
After the blowup, Arians steered that Brown had stop on the staff … telling Jay Glazer that he tried to get the wideout to enter the sport a number of occasions, however AB refused after which left.
Brown, although, stated Wednesday that is not the way in which issues went down … writing in an announcement, “I took a seat on the sideline and my coach got here as much as me, very upset, and shouted, ‘What’s incorrect with you? What’s incorrect with you?’ I informed him, ‘It is my ankle.’ However he knew that.”
“He did not name for medical consideration,” Brown added. “As an alternative, he shouted at me, ‘YOU’RE DONE!’ whereas he ran his finger throughout his throat. Coach was telling me that if I did not play harm, then I used to be carried out with the Bucs.”
Arians beforehand stated this week that Brown didn’t point out to him that he was harm.
“I did not stop,” Brown insisted in his assertion. “I used to be reduce. I did not stroll away from my brothers. I used to be thrown out.”