Last Sunday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown had the internet in a frenzy. This is after he went viral due to taking his shoulder pads and jersey off, and leaving the game.
AB was seen trotting past the end zone, all while throwing some of his game day gear into fans in the stands. Prior to that, he had an outburst on the sideline, as he was trying to get calmed down by fellow teammate Mike Evans.
Following the game, Tampa Bay Head Coach Bruce Arians stated that AB is “no longer a Buc.”
— Meteorologist Thomas (@tmstormchaser) January 2, 2022
Brown Was Dealing With Apparent Ankle Injury
Many have since wondered why AB exploded the way he did, and decided to suddenly leave his teammates. Now, it appears that the star wide receiver was dealing with an ankle injury, and didn’t want to take any chances in this game, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Head Coach Bruce Arians reportedly insisted that AB go into the game, but that didn’t end up being the case. AB was told to leave, and that’s what ultimately ended up happening. The Bucs went on to come back and win in New York against the Jets, 28-24.
AB reportedly recently visited a “top surgeon” and an MRI concluded that he has “serious pain” in his ankle. It got to a point where it was revealed that AB “probably should’ve never been on the field to begin with on Sunday.”
Brown didn’t practice in the days leading up to the game vs the Jets, and ended up being questionable to play. Brown supposedly didn’t mention the ankle when he was asked to come into the game, though.
Brown Attended Brooklyn Nets Game
Brown ended up going viral in the aftermath of the dismissal of him from the Bucs’ game as well. He was pictured waiting for his driver outside of MetLife Stadium, and even decided to stay in New York City a bit longer.
On Monday, Brown was seen courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game, where they fell to the Memphis Grizzlies. Brown was sporting a black Balenciaga tracksuit, black sunglasses, and also his signature bee chai.
Antonio Brown is at the Brooklyn Nets game tonight: pic.twitter.com/xw613NbXlf
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 4, 2022
Brown Also Released A New Song
What many fans also forget is that Brown is a part-time rapper as well. He’s collaborated with stars such as fellow Miami native Rick Ross in the past. In the aftermath of the situation in Sunday’s game, Brown went on to release a new song titled “Pit Not The Palace.”
This is a very short song, but AB still delivered some solid bars overall. Music may be another alternative for AB for sure, should his NFL career be over at this point.