Antonio Brown is passing the buck.
After leaving the NFL in the infamous event at MetLife Field, Antonio Brown has finally spoken out about what led to his departure. Apparently he’s throwing a familiar name under the bus.
Watch Antonio Brown explain below:
Update: Antonio Brown opens up about what led to the end of his NFL career.
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In the third quarter of the Buccaneers’ game against the Jets in Week 17, the Pro Bowler removed his pads and jersey and left the field, never to return.
Coach Bruce Arians confirmed his release from the team shortly after.
Now, in June 2023, Brown has disclosed that he exited due to playing on an injured ankle that required surgery, though there have been no updates on whether he underwent the procedure.
Brown only played seven games in his final NFL season, tallying 545 yards and four touchdowns. Across his 12-season career with the Steelers, Buccaneers, and Patriots, he claimed 928 catches, 12,291 receiving yards, and scored 88 touchdowns, in addition to 187 punt returns for 1,761 yards.
He made seven Pro Bowls and won one championship during that time but never played more than eight games in a season following his time with Pittsburgh.
Though Brown was set to own and play for the Albany Empire team, the team was ejected from the league.