Antonio Brown No Longer With Tampa Bay Buccaneers After Leaving Game Shirtless While Teams Play

Antonio Brown States Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offered Him ‘$200K to Go to the Crazy House’

Antonio Brown States Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offered Him ‘$200K to Go to the Crazy House’

The saga of NFL wide receiver, formerly of the just-eliminated Tampa Bay Bucaneers, has added another twist to the never-ending tale of Antonio Brown. He has stated in a recent interview that the team he just left had offered him “$200,000 to go to the crazy house” in an attempt to make the Buccaneers “look like they know what they’re talking about.”

According to Sporting News, the temperamental Super Bowl winner appeared on a recent episode, along with his attorney, Sean Burstyn of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel to discuss his recent release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the episode, Brown said that the Bucs weren’t being honest about the last interaction he had on the football field in the last game he appeared in. The team and coach have stated that the reason Brown had an outburst on the field is that he was complaining to coach Bruce Arians about not getting even passes thrown to him.

Brown also revealed that the Bucs offered him $200,000 to go to a mental health institute so the team can spin the narrative that his mental health was the cause of any disruptions. Brown claimed that he told the team about a foot injury that wasn’t completely healed and the head coach rejected that diagnosis.

“These guys at the Tampa Bay Bucs tried to make an agreement with me to give me $200,000 to go to the crazy house so these guys could look like they know what they’re talking about,” Brown said. “These guys are unprofessional, they treated me wrong.”

His attorney chimed in about the incident as well.

“We actually have in the medical records that we’ve reviewed, evidence that the team regularly injected Antonio with Toradol so he couldn’t feel the damage he was doing to his ankle until it got to that threshold point where he told his coach I can’t play and the coach’s response was ‘Get the F— off the field,'” Burstyn said.

The attorney has added, “We were specifically told, in writing, by the general manager [Jason Licht], ‘don’t spin this any other way.’ To the extent any of that is coming from the spin that Antonio had a spontaneous mental episode– it’s resentful, it’s hurtful and it’s a disservice to people who do suffer from mental health challenges.”

Antonio Brown States Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offered Him ‘$200K to Go to the Crazy House’

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