Robert Griffin III Shows Support for Antonio Brown in His Bad Situation

Jan 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) on the field before the game against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Last night Antonio Brown revealed that he was asked to play hurt against the Jets, and a big spat with Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians led to him leaving MetLife Stadium the way he did. After that revelation, Brown found a new supporter in former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Taking to Twitter, Griffin said that he’s seen a lot of differing opinions on what led to Brown’s actions on Sunday. But he believes that the message of being forced to play hurt is being lost because of who Brown is.

“A lot of people have opinions on Antonio Brown. His Mental State. His infamous exit from the field. His complaints about good customer service. But his message of being forced to play hurt or else is being lost because of who the messenger is,” Griffin wrote.

Brown asserted in a statement that he was dealing with an injured ankle but was ordered to keep playing by Arians. When he refused, Arians effectively told him he was done, at which point Brown ripped off his pads and undershirt and dramatically left the stadium.

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SOURCE: The Spun, Tzvi Machlin