Antonio Brown Reveals New Details on 'Being Cut' by the Buccaneers

Antonio Brown was cut, he didn't quit, this according to the veteran wide receiver who has certainly kept his receipts in the matter.

Brown took to social media with screenshots of how things have gone down the past couple of weeks between him and Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. Turns out the ankle injury was a thing and something that's come up multiple times in the past couple of weeks between the wide out and Arians.

Brown provided a lengthy explanation of his recollection of what exactly happened and from the sounds of it, Arians was the one who pushed him out of the door. Take a look:

Brown Releases Statement Detailing Timelines

Not only did Brown take to Twitter to show the world his recent text messages with his head coach, he released the following statement:
I took a seat on the sideline and my coach came up to me, very upset, and shouted, 'What's wrong with you? What's wrong with you?' I told him, 'It's my ankle.' But he knew that. It was well-documented, and we had discussed it. He then ordered me to get on the field. I said 'Coach, I can't. He didn't call for medical attention. Instead, he shouted at me, 'YOU'RE DONE!' while he ran his finger across his throat. Coach was telling me that if I didn't play hurt, then I was done with the Bucs. I didn't quit. I was cut. I didn't walk away from my brothers. I was thrown out. First, they cut me. Now, they cage me. Instead of asking how I felt or getting to the bottom of it, the team texted my camp promoting a totally false narrative that I randomly acted out without any explanation. They threw me out like an animal, and I refused to wear their brand on my body, so I took my jersey off. I gave the Bucs everything I had on the field. What the organization is doing now needs to get cleaned up. I do not understand how people publicly claiming to be concerned about my mental health can do these things to me in private. Once my surgery is complete, I'll be back to 100% and looking forward to next season.

Will Brown be signed in the offseason? Don't rule it out, that's for sure.

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