Antonio Brown’s meltdown vs. Jets lead to Buc’s release

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ comeback in the second half to defeat the New York Jets was one of the main battles in a wild game Sunday afternoon in Week 17.

However, a 93-yard game-winning drive within two minutes with no timeouts to win the match 28-24 was overshadowed by veteranwide receiver Antonio Brown’s confusing jokes on the sidelines.

Down by 14 points midway through the third quarter, Brown was seen in a meltdown on the Buccaneers’ sideline before taking off his pillows, jersey and jersey and throwing some equipment into MetLife Stadium’s stands before gesturing to the crowd as he walked out through the tunnel into the dressing room.

Brown had caught three passes in 26 yards Sunday before he was reportedly benched by head coach Bruce Arians. His teammates, Mike Evans, tried to calm him down on the sidelines before Brown began to undress.

Shortly after the match, Arians took any kind of drama out of the situation and told the media that Brown “is no longer a Buc. That’s the story.”

It’s the latest disturbing development in the 33-year-old’s career that quickly derailed from a Hall-of-Fame trajectory.

A messy divorce from the Pittsburgh Steelers – which included nine seasons, seven Pro Bowls and seven 1,000 plus-yard seasons – led to a failed stay with the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots before Tom Brady fought to join the Buccaneers .

By the time Brown went into Sunday’s action, Brown had recorded 39 receptions on 519 yards and four touchdowns this season, suggesting he could have regained his former All-Pro form. In 14-plus games with the Buccaneers, he received 87 receptions for 1,028 yards and eight goals.

Now it looks like his NFL career is over after wasting another opportunity to consistently contribute to the pros.

Give a Comment