Antonio Brown’s exit from the NFL came quickly and largely unexpectedly. Although he seemed destined for a memorable start at times, no one could have imagined Brown removing his jersey and shoulder pads and leaving the field during the game.
The idea that Brown quit was quickly offset by the fact that former Bucs coach Bruce Arians finally told Brown to leave. Regardless, Brown’s final act in the NFL was to run from the Tampa Bay sideline to the locker room on January 2, 2022.
He continues to make periodic headlines, but none for NFL football or anything close to it. (The latest AB story comes from the arena league team he owns being kicked out of the league.) Brown recently appeared on Tyreek Hill’s podcast, It had to be saidfor a long and revealing discussion on various topics.
During the episode, Brown airs various grievances regarding the Buccaneers from his second and final season with the team. He suggests, for example, that the team tried to bring him to the facility during his four-game suspension for having a falsified COVID vaccine card. Beyond the shuddering suggestion that the Bucs actually wanted him to show up at the training center while on suspension, he refused to do so because he wasn’t being paid.
He seems to think the Bucs at the time were there to get him, to scare him off despite Brown having a torn ankle ligament that prevented him from planting his foot and cutting himself.