Tampa Bay Buccaneers head mentor Bruce Arians denied that former receiver Antonio Brown indicated that he could not enjoy Sunday since of an ankle injuries prior to he walked off the subject shirtless for the duration of the video game versus the New York Jets.
“I never know that he was (injured),” Arians claimed Monday. “It was quite noticeable what happened. He still left the industry and that was it. We had a discussion and he still left the field.”
NFL Network reported Monday that Arians and Tampa’s offensive coaches told Brown to enter the game in the third quarter. Brown declined to do so, citing an ankle harm that was bothering him, according to the report. When Brown would not enter the game, Arians instructed Brown to leave the field, the report mentioned.
As he did on Sunday, Arians yet again on Monday declined a number of times to expose the content material of the discussion he had with Brown on the sideline prior to Brown’s leaving the subject. When asked if there had been any issues or times for the duration of the activity that may perhaps have prompted Brown to storm off, Arians stated “none in anyway” and explained he has not experienced any contact with Brown since.
“You would have to question him, brother,” Arians ongoing. “I will not have a clue.”
In a weird sequence, Brown remaining in the course of the middle of the quarter after he removed his jersey, shoulder pads and undershirt, tossing the undershirt and his gloves into the group. He then trotted off, executing leaping jacks and flashing the peace signal as he jogged into the tunnel. Brown still left the stadium as the video game was even now heading on. He experienced three catches for 26 yards.
The Buccaneers would finally go on to conquer the Jets 28-24 on a match-profitable touchdown generate led by Tom Brady.
Arians experienced instructed FOX Sporting activities in an interview Sunday that Brown refused to go into the activity, although Arians did not point out any injuries situation in that interview
Brown had been working with a lingering ankle situation that kept him out of exercise Thursday and Friday he was a minimal participant in Wednesday’s apply. Brown carried a questionable designation heading into Sunday, and Arians said that medical practitioners cleared him to perform.
Just after the sport, Arians said in his press conference that Brown “is no more time a Buc,” though he also declined then to get into particulars about what prompted the incident.
On Monday, Arians mentioned that immediately after Brown still left the industry, neither Brown nor his representatives attempted to contact Arians or anybody from the Buccaneers front office.
The Buccaneers signed Brown, 33, final period. Brown was a critical piece that aided Tampa Bay earn Super Bowl 55. On Monday, Arians claimed he didn’t have any regrets for bringing on Brown inspite of a background of various off-industry incidents and criminal accusations, and only wished Brown nicely.
“It was incredibly challenging,” Arians said of the selection to slash Brown. “I wish him properly. If he does require help, I hope he gets some. But it is really tough. I do treatment about him.”