New Details Emerge on Why Antonio Brown Left the Game

The craziness continues as Antonio Brown pulled off one of the most bizarre exits in all of sports history on Sunday as he stripped down and left the field mid-game. He was quickly released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but some feel like he released himself. Turns out some more details are being released on what exactly happened.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Brown refused to re-enter the game against the New York Jets because of an ankle injury. The 33-year-old wide out had been dealing with the alignment for a few weeks and was unable to continue to play. Some are wondering why he was then able to jump around in the end zone and hop off the field in what appeared to be no pain. After the game he was seen waiting for an Uber and there was no wrap on his apparent injured ankle.

According to Rapoport, Brown told the Bucs' coaching staff that he would not take the field because he did not feel he was healthy enough to do so. Head coach Bruce Arians asked Brown to go back into the game with 3:30 left in the third quarter but that's why Brown informed his coach he won't. 

Arians and Mike Evans both tried to stop Brown from stripping down and leaving but Arians mentioned Brown had a crazy look in his eye that he hasn't seen in a very long time. 

The Buccaneers ended up coming back and winning the game thanks to the heroics of Tom Brady. Brady was a big advocate for getting Brown on the Bucs so the team will collectively move forward as a group without A.B and look to repeat as Super Bowl Champions next month. As for Brown, who really knows at this point.

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