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Antonio Brown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says he wishes wide reciever well

Antonio Brown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says he wishes wide reciever well
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“I wish him well,” Arianes said at his weekly remote press conference Monday. “I hope he gets some help if he needs…it’s really hard because I care about him.”

While Brown’s future remains unclear, he was not released by the pirates on Monday, according to an NFL transaction report.

On Sunday, the seven-time Pro Bowler left the game against the New York Jets late in the third quarter. After the Buccaneers’ victory over the Jets, Arianes said Brown was “no longer a booker”.

The broadcast showed that the 33-year-old appeared upset with the touchline, as he removed his shirt and towels while his teammates pleaded with him to stay. A shirtless Brown was seen throwing his undershirt into the stands as he made his way into the stadium tunnel, waving a peace sign.

Arianes will not share the nature of the conversation he had with Brown and said the last time he saw the receiver was when Brown left the field. Boss’ coach also said he had not heard from Brown or his representative.

When asked if there was any mental health assessment done on Brown before he left the field, Arianes said he had no idea.

Arians said he has no regrets about including Brown in the team and “hopes for the best for him”.

Brown looks at the New York Jets during the match.

Before exiting the game, Brown had three receptions for 26 yards.

After the match, Brown tweeted a photo of himself with the ambiguous caption “Super Gremlin.” He also tweeted a link to his new single “Pit Not The Palace” and posted a series of teaser photos showing him dressed as Fashion Nova on Instagram.

The incident comes weeks after Brown announced he was suspended in December for three games without pay after a league investigation determined he had breached Covid-19 protocols.

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He drafted the Pittsburgh Steelers Browns in 2010, playing with them for the first nine seasons of his career. Brown was traded to the then-Oakland Raiders prior to the 2019 season but was released prior to playing the regular season game.

Brown then signed with the New England Patriots and played one game before being released again, days after one of his former off-season athletic coaches filed a lawsuit accusing him of rape and assault in 2017 and 2018. Brown denied the allegations and said he would fight to have his name cleared. The NFL said at the time that there was an ongoing investigation into Brown’s behavior.

Brown signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers in October 2020 and was part of the Bucs team that won the Super Bowl last season.

CNN’s Amir Vera, Homero de la Fuente and Jacob Leaf contributed to this report.


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