On Sunday, Antonio Brown had the internet going crazy. This was due to him getting heated on the sidelines, in the middle of a game between his Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.
Fellow Tampa Bay Wide Receiver Mike Evans tried to calm AB down, but he soon decided to take off his jersey and shoulder pads, and trotted off the field. AB also threw some of his on-field gear to fans in the stands. AB soon went on to be pictured outside of MetLife Stadium, waiting for his driver.
There has since been speculation about what started AB to want to randomly leave the game. There are reports that Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians wanted to put him in the game, despite going through an alleged injury. In the end though, Arians told Brown to “get out.”
— Meteorologist Thomas (@tmstormchaser) January 2, 2022
Brown Attends Brooklyn Nets Game
Antonio Brown definitely seems to be care-free about the random moment that went down, during the Bucs’ 28-24 win over the Jets. He is currently in the process of being released from the team.
AB went on to attend a Brooklyn Nets game on Monday night. The NFL star was court side to check out the Nets, as they went on to lose 118-104 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
AB was sporting an all-black Balenciaga tracksuit, black sunglasses, and his signature bee chain. He also wore a black Brooklyn Nets facemask.
Antonio Brown is courtside at the Nets game. pic.twitter.com/YIM1KkOsOo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 4, 2022
Fans React To AB’s Appearance In Brooklyn
AB’s appearance at the Barclays Center has since been another viral moment for him as well. Fans were shocked that Brown is casually attending an NBA game, a day after he essentially quit on the Buccaneers. They’re also surprised that he is still in New York City, amid the ongoing drama he created with his own team.
No way is this dude at an NBA game the day after he quit football mid game, ain’t no way
— The NBA Expert (@RealNBAExpert) January 4, 2022
Bros still in New York LMFAO
— 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒛 (6-10) (@Plazuhbtw) January 4, 2022
AB Was Also Suspended For Three Games This Season
The on-field incident by Brown on Sunday wasn’t the only significant drama he’s been involved in this season. He was also suspended for three games, for turning in fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.
These vaccine cards were revealed by a former chef of AB’s, Steven Ruiz, who was being withheld payments for his services, by the NFL star. In late December though, TMZ Sports reported that Ruiz claimed that AB finally paid off his debt to him.
“Both parties were satisfied,” said a rep close to Ruiz, to TMZ. “After two months of being slandered in the press, Mr. Ruiz felt it was in his best interest to move forward and attend to his clients’ needs for their Christmas parties this week. He wished the best to AB and the Bucs as they head toward the playoffs.”