Antonio Brown was kicked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a bizarre, shirtless exit from the field before Tom Brady coolly led the Bucs on a 93-yard drive in the final minutes for a 28-24 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that Brown was off the team.
‘He is no longer a Buc,’ Arians said.
Brown’s mid-game meltdown came late in the third quarter with Tampa Bay trailing 24-10.
He appeared animated while talking to teammate Mike Evans when he stripped off his pads, jersey, gloves and T-shirt – tossing the gloves and T-shirt into the stands – and then walked bare-chested down the sideline and into the end zone. He then waved to fans as jogged through the end zone and into the tunnel at MetLife Stadium.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported after the game that Arians said he was trying to get Brown to go into game and that Brown refused. Arians tried again, Brown refused and Arians told him to get out.
‘Never seen anything like it in all my years,’ the veteran coach added.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Stephen M. Lepore