After Antonio Brown refused to enter game, Bruce Arians told him to get out

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So why did Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown leave the field during the game? His head coach told him to.

Via Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Bruce Arians said that he was trying to get Brown to enter the game, and that Brown refused. Arians tried again, and Brown refused again. At this point, Arians told Brown to get out.

Arians said he say Brown removed his jersey, shoulder pads, T-shirt, and gloves.

“Never seen anything like it in all my years,” Arians said.

Few have ever seen anything like it before. And it’s fair to wonder whether we’ll ever see Brown again, with any NFL team.

111 responses to “After Antonio Brown refused to enter game, Bruce Arians told him to get out

  1. AB has no impulse control or filter. I don’t know if he can even help it. CTE.

  2. Great talent BUT just a wasted space in a team that gave him numerous chances even with greatest QB vouching got him….AB just won’t get another opportunity after this one…

  3. Well…. bye…. don’t let the door gir you on the way out. Obviously not a team guy.

  4. Always been nothing but trouble. He doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. Certainly had enough chances.

  5. I’m pretty sure we all assumed he ran off because he couldn’t get game time to hit his incentives but this makes this even more bizarre.

  6. Soon Antonion Brown will be in a place where he will want to get out, but he won’t be allowed to.

  7. Send him to the Giants. Refusing to go in the game would seem quite reasonable there.

  8. Can’t imagine why a player would say “no” when coach wants to send him in….I must’ve missed something

  9. Who is the bigger clown? Arians or Brown? Thumbs up for BA and thumbs down for AB

  10. Goodell cheated for Brady because Brady left the Pats. That’s why he was forced to be cut and why after committing assault in Jan 2020, Goodell allowed him to join Brady for financial reasons.

    The story of Brady winning without the Patriots is a moneymaker.

    This is also why TB received 2 free TDs before half on calls that weren’t penalties.

    Follow the money, people.

  11. That’s pretty much how things ended in Pittsburgh too, except that it was during practice the week before the final regular season game. This is one of those situations that’s shocking when in happens and then you’re shocked that you’re shocked because something like this was always going to happen.

  12. Not so sure this dude isn’t gonna be on 5150 by the end of the day. Something ain’t right

  13. It’s Arian’s fault for keeping Brown on the team after his fake vaccination card incident.

  14. So sad that Brown cant get the help he needs
    I’m fearfull of
    this becoming an Aarron Hernandez type of end.

  15. With regard to tiger sharks comment, Brown is the dumbest educated person we’ve ever seen !!!

  16. So unfortunately guaranteed that even if AB were to be given another ‘last chance’ with someone else – AB being AB will do something AB to get himself in trouble with the law between now and then.. And be in line for a significant suspension.

    Hope he gets help and stays safe.

  17. No NFL team should go near AB ever again. He needs to check himself into an institution to get the help he needs

  18. That Brady supports this guy makes question Brady more than I ever thought I would or could…..wow, just wow!!!

  19. Every time I read about AB’s drama- whether it be frozen feet, not paying his chef, threatening messages, etc- all I can think about is how patient Mike Tomlin is. What a saint.

  20. We need to remember there are two sides to every story. Of course AB won’t have anything rational or valid to say, but it will certainly be entertaining.

  21. Some stupid team will throw a boatload of money at this headcase. It’s already happened twice.

  22. Well that kind of puts a dent in Nate burrelsons spin about how Brown was mad because he wasn’t going to get his incentive pay

  23. I find it hard to feel anything for this guy after all the chances he’s already gotten, so I won’t attempt to find any and now couldn’t care less about him. You have to have a line to the sympathy, empathy allotted for those who simply believe they an move it when they want.

  24. I seem to remember Vince Young exiting a game by taking off his jersey and pads and throwing them towards the stands after being benched in 2010.

  25. I cant see why he wouldn’t play he could have easily hit his incentives Bruce’s story smells like 🐂💩

  26. What we think Arians about you is your a hypocrite and i could care less what you think about that !

  27. I hope he gets the help he needs for the sake of his six children who are also being effected by his irrational behavior.

  28. You coddled the guy Bruce. Shame you didn’t come to this conclusion about the man when real life showed he should be gone from your team. At least he refused a week later to go catch the ball so you could take the, ah, high ground? Brown is a joke, and I think he’s done. But Arians is ready for the role of Ronald McDonald too now not the greeter at Jimmy Buffets island or Sammy Haggars place like I presumed not too long ago.

  29. Almost saw it once. Freshman HS lacrosse in mid 60’s. Coach had us running laps each time we screwed up. Finally one player, Monty refused. Coach told him start running or turn in his uniform. Monty asked “you want here, or inside?” Coach said inside, as he knew Monty would have stripped to his jock right then and there.

  30. At some point the NFL needs to look past athleticism and profit and address mental health issues that are ignored.

  31. This will be soon forgotten. Now if he had streaked, thrown all equipment including strap and cup into stands, he would have been immortalized.

  32. Not sure why TB6 hates TB12 so much since is supposedly a Pats fan. Did Brady’s dog poop on his lawn and Tom didn’t pick it up??

  33. The “Burr-fect” comment was perfect. He has not been the same guy since that horrible cheap shot. He seems normal before that, at least for a football player.

  34. cnc33 says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm
    Much respect for Bruce Arians not tolerating this crap

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    Actually you should be questioning him over what has been tolerated already. This situation should never have occurred in the furst place and there were plenty of signs things were on a path for something like this to happen that Ariens could have responded to

  35. Arians gas a history if throwing players under the bus, so I read this story with skepticism.

    However, if AB isn’t on the team plane back to Tampa, what airline is stupid enough to take that risk? I can only imagine what could happen

  36. catquick says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:46 pm
    The “Burr-fect” comment was perfect. He has not been the same guy since that horrible cheap shot. He seems normal before that, at least for a football player.

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    I was thinking about that too. I think something deeper in him got damaged on that play.

  37. This is an embarrassment to the NFL and everyone associated with it, including the fans. For Arians to say he’s never seen anything like it in all his years is just plain wrong. The whole world has watched Antonio Brown demonstrate time after time that he’s mentally unstable. This is not Brown’s fault. This is the work of Bruce Arians, Jason Licht, Tom Brady, and everyone else who has encouraged Brown’s odd behavior, or at least looked the other way. I understand we’re in what Florio has accurately called post-truth America, but this is just plain crazy. For adult men to stand by while our kids watch this stuff, and do nothing but enable it, is just plain sad. I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years, and I’m talking about Bruce Arians. Not Brown. And by the way, this isn’t Mike Tomlin’s fault, and it obviously never was. Mike Tomlin was the one responsible adult who got Brown off the field.

  38. bird33 says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm
    Not sure why TB6 hates TB12 so much since is supposedly a Pats fan. Did Brady’s dog poop on his lawn and Tom didn’t pick it up??

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    Not just once or twice, it was a bunch of times.

  39. Rams on line one? Brown has issues in fitting in (lol) and is obviously a cancer to many but for 2 months when you as all in as the Rams are…? Les Snead?

  40. After Vontaze Burfict scrambled his brains in that wildcard game in Jan. 2016 Brown was never the same after that.
    He needs to see a doctor before whatever is wrong with him kills him.

  41. bird33 says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm
    Not sure why TB6 hates TB12 so much since is supposedly a Pats fan. Did Brady’s dog poop on his lawn and Tom didn’t pick it up??

    0 1 Rate This

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    I don’t like Rodgers for the same reason. I don’t subscribe to selfish primadonnas in our society. It’s ruining our society.

    Brady played a victim role via Giselle in NE towards the end of his time there and crapped on every Pats fans’ head in 2019 as BB was showing him the door because of it.

    Fact:

    1. I didn’t think Brady would ever go down this road. I was wrong about Mr. Giselle.

    2. After SB 51, Giselle said to Brady “we’re going to take advantage of this (marketing Brady as THE reason why the Pats win a lot).

    True story.

    I am thrilled BB has rid the Pats of this selfishness and drama.

    2.

  42. Bruce Arians finally got what we knew was going to happen. Next up, AB will be posting on Twitter his celebratory dance of being released.

  43. He is in the best situation he has ever been in. Playing with the best QB ever and a coach that will let some stuff go because of his talent.

    He ends it like this….

  44. Finally, gone. Hopefully from the NFL forever. Wonder what his Hall chances are. What say you, Florio? You lobbied for TO despite character concerns, so I assume you’re cool with AB going in?

  45. He’s easy to mock, but in all likelihood, he’s dealing with a bad case of CTE from all those shots to the head he took in the AFC North. Nothing will end well with him at this point.

  46. Been said before but bears repeating: Vontaze Burfict destroyed AB and the behavior that we see now began being reported following that hit. I’m not saying he was NOT nuts before the hit, but the behavior that has come to be associated with him started following that hit. If it’s CTE, this could go really quickly downhill to a really dark place. I hope he has someone that can keep him from hurting himself or someone else.

  47. “On Jan. 9, 2016, Brown took a vicious hit from Cincinnati’s Vontaze Burfict, causing him to suffer from a grade 1 cranial concussion. Since then, Brown’s attitude and behavior have arguably become more unusual.”

    This hit changed AB forever. I believe he has CTE.

  48. touchback6 says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:23 pm
    Goodell cheated for Brady because Brady left the Pats. That’s why he was forced to be cut and why after committing assault in Jan 2020, Goodell allowed him to join Brady for financial reasons.

    The story of Brady winning without the Patriots is a moneymaker.

    This is also why TB received 2 free TDs before half on calls that weren’t penalties.

    Follow the money, people.

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    touchback6 says:
    November 27, 2021 at 12:19 pm
    What a whiner! People who whine about the refs are losers!

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    These 2 posts are all you need to know about TB6.
    By his own definition, he’s a loser.

  49. This man is not well mentally. Hopefully he has people close to him that can help him see that.

  50. Not joining this bandwagon. I don’t love him but consider he a bad ankle and couldn’t cut or run the routes with any hope of a good performance. BA didn’t care, just wanted him on the field as a decoy.

  51. Just Here So I Don’t Get Fined says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:14 pm
    AB has no impulse control or filter. I don’t know if he can even help it. CTE.

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    He burned through 3 colleges and a prep school before finally landing at Central Michigan.
    His documented behavior issues go back > 15 years.

    It isn’t CTE.

  52. Arians should have shown Brown the door months before this. He’s a ticking time bomb. Possibly CTE? Don’t know,but Brown sure needs lots of help.

  53. Hah! Hah! Servers Arians right. Had much respect for Arians to keep his word and then he just showed he’s just as terrible as everyone else. Winning trumps all and promises count for nothing.

    Brown should have been gone when they found out his card was faked.

  54. Was what AB did today really that different from breaking a tablet after causing a turnover?

  55. cnc33 says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm
    Much respect for Bruce Arians not tolerating this crap
    ///////////.////////

    You do realize how ridiculous this sounds don’t you?

  56. kurtlaughlin says:
    January 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm
    Was what AB did today really that different from breaking a tablet after causing a turnover?
    _________________________________________________________

    Let me break it down for you, since you don’t seem to get it

    Smashing equipment because you were upset with how you played in a game (bad but whatever)

    Refusing to play in a game twice when your coach told you to go in (mutiny)

    You don’t see the actual difference?

  57. Bruce might be looking to sign one or two of those those Mean Machine players that are incarcerated but hella good ball players. You know, in sticking to his mantra “if you’ve been convicted of a serious crime and I can get you on my team because you can play ball, then I will”.

  58. The guy hasn’t been the same since he won Dancing with the Stars. Time to get fitted for that size 42 Long strait-jacket, Antonio.

  59. Anyone who is surprised that this happened must have been trapped on a deserted island with no internet for the past 5 years. I’m actually shocked he lasted in Tampa this long, especially after the vaccine card fiasco.

    Bye Felicia…

  60. So to all you marks out there. This still must be all Big Ben’s fault. Heaven forbid AB has issues or not possibly TB”s fault. Big Ben just trying to wind up his HOF career but will take the blame for this somehow as well.

  61. I’ve already laid a $100 prop down that Antonio and Kanye will announce their marriage within six months, and within three months after that will switch partners with BA, that’s Ben Affleck and JLo. It won’t matter who switches with who. TB will preside over both new weddings after divorcing and remarrying GB, that’s Gisele Buntchen. And you’ll all be SOOOOO Surprised!

  62. January 2, 2022 at 5:14 pm
    AB has no impulse control or filter. I don’t know if he can even help it. CTE.

    He was acting a fool long before this. Doubtful it’s cte

  63. Brown actions today was the crowning moment on how foolish Godel, league office, Arians, Tampa Bay organization and Brady along with Billicheat giving this character chance after chance.

  64. “Who is the bigger clown? Arians or Brown? Thumbs up for BA and thumbs down for AB”
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    Mr Biggest Clown obviously

    Of course, the Bucs are to blame as well for signing Big Clown in the first place

  65. So is this Brady’s fault? I would assume so since it was Ben’s fault in Pittsburgh.

  66. Don’t blame big big chest. It was Ben’s fault in Pittsburgh so it must be TB’s or BA’s fault in Tampa.

  67. This is just clear evidence that AB had a breakdown on national tv. His football career is officially over. Hope he gets the help he so desperately needs.

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