NFL Star Antonio Brown Takes Off Shirt & Leaves Field Mid-Game: Coach Says He’s ‘No Longer A Buc’

Tampa Bay star Antonio Brown created quite a dramatic scene during his game, causing quarterback Tom Brady and fans to weigh in on what went down and how it should be handled!

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When Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Brown ripped off his uniform and stormed out of the stadium during his game against the New York Jets on January 2, his teammates and fans had a lot to say about the incident — and many of the reactions were quite mixed! After the Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians stated Antonio is “no longer a Buc,” according to several reports, the team’s quarterback and legendary NFL star Tom Brady spoke out on the matter, saying, “That’s obviously a difficult situation. We all love him and care about him deeply. I think everyone should be compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things.”

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Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Brown left in the middle of his game against the New York Jets on January 2. (Adam Hunger/AP/Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, fans immediately took to social media to give their take on the controversial move, with some showing support for Antonio, saying his mental well-being needs to be taken more seriously. “We all know that Antonio Brown mental issues needs professional Help …it’s a shame that once number one receiver in the NFL is no longer in the NFL,” one user posted.

Others slammed the athlete for the display, as one Twitter follower pointed out that the drama was definitely untimely for Antonio. “Antonio Brown needed: 8 more catches to unlock a $333,333 bonus. He also needed 55 receiving yards to unlock another $333,333 bonus. He also needed just 1 receiving TD to unlock another $333,333 bonus. This was a costly outburst.”

With Antonio being known as a troublemaker in the past — he live streamed a private locker room speech back in 2017 while with the Pittsburgh Steelers — another fan wrote, “WR Antonio Brown took his uniform off along with his equipment, threw it into the stands, and left the field. Of course he did.”

And yet another fan gave an alleged play-by-play on what happened when Antonio left the stadium. “security said Antonio Brown ran out of stadium shirtless &!into a police car to be escorted to flight by himself out of town away from the buccaneers! this after he tore off his jersey during game threw his shirt in the stands freaking out”

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