Bruce Arians Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Arians usually does not talk to the media on Thursdays, but today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach met with reporters to discuss Antonio Brown’s release.

“At no point and time during that game did he (Antonio Brown) ever ask the trainer or doctor about his ankle. That’s the normal protocol, you go through protocols during the game,” said Arians regarding Brown’s ankle injury that happened ahead of their game on Sunday against the New York Jets.

While Brown alleges that Arians knew of Brown’s injury before the game, Buccaneers GM Jason Light says that Brown did not tell anyone on the Bucs medical staff that he was injured on game-day.

Arians went on to say that Brown was very agitated that he was not seeing the ball enough prior to the incident of him walking off the field last weekend.

“He refused to go back into the game, that’s when I look back and saw him basically wave off the coach,” said Arians.

Arians then was told by Brown that he wasn’t going back in because he wasn’t getting the ball.

“That’s when I said you’re done, get the F out of here and that’s the end of it,” said Arians. “We’re working on playing Carolina, that’s the end of the story and hopefully it ends today.”

Another wrinkle to the Antonio Brown story is the bonuses that Antonio Brown was close to receiving for achieving some of the goals that were in his contract.

Brown only needed 8 more catches, 55 more receiving yards, and 1 touchdown to receive over $1 million in bonuses, which will now obviously not be met.

A report by Adam Schefter this afternoon detailed that Antonio Brown and his agent asked the Buccaneers last week for his incentive money to be guaranteed this season, but the Buccaneers declined.

[Dov Kleiman]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.