The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Used A ‘Surprise Attack’ To Release Antonio Brown On Doctor’s Appointment Dispute

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Attorney of Antonio Brown said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had closed the contract of wide receiver that week. Due to failing to show up for a doctor’s appointment. He called the move by Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a surprise attack on a series of tweets.

Attorney Sean Burstyn said they were scheduling an appointment with the Bucs’ chosen surgeon. They learned via Twitter that he fired AB for not seeing the same surgeon.

The Bucs preferred an arbitrary appointment time outside of normal business hours. Also, they looked for an afternoon date at the last minute. The Bucs’ newfound interest in the health of AB was a surprise. Wasn’t it AB? ‘Not a Buc’ Sunday night?

Burstyn wrote that they attempted to reschedule and said the Buccaneers claim Brown was as justification for his release.

Burstyn said the Bucs had done that because they knew that Coach Arians’ firing of AB on the field had been degrading. Also, it was inhuman, abusive, and illegal. Therefore they tried to hide it using Tampa Bay Buccaneers tardily dirty trick of ‘surprise attack’ medical care that was never reasonably planned for AB to receive.

It was a sheer cunning activity to create a pretextual ending. All Antonio did was ask a doctor for up-to-date medical records to see him at a reasonable time. When AB spoke about his health this week, they fired him. In the field, then on Twitter.

Antonio Brown said in a statement that he was unable to play during the game time against the New York Jets (NYJ) because of an injury to the ankle. He said that an MRI had revealed that it would need broken bone fragments, a torn bone ligament, cartilage loss, and surgery.

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said that he and Brown discussed the ankle injury during the week. And that the wide receiver did not participate in practice before the game, he did participate. On tour and received clearance to play, Arians said he didn’t realize the severity of Brown’s injury during the game. The frustration on the part of Brown had to do with his lack of object.

After Brown refused to participate in the game, Arians told him, You are finished. Get the F out of here. Later, Brown stripped off his jersey and tossed the gloves jersey into the stands. Finally, he ran off the field.

Coach Arians stated that he would never ask a player to play injured.

Burstyn said that he had believed the Buccaneers were using the story of Brown. As to the story, he lost 11 games due to a suspension in the past two seasons, one arrest for assaulting a moving truck driver, besides two public sexual assault charges against him. Brown also acknowledged in a statement had about his committed mistakes the previous week. Brown and Burstyn argued in contrast that it should not stop him from feeling pain and talking when he felt too hurt to play.

Burstyn said that the Bucs had used AB’s past to get out of the predicament they got.

It was the kind of manipulation that made Antonio write as follows. He wrote that he did not understand how people who publicly claim their concern about his mental health could do those things to him in private.

The comments of Brown on the ‘Full Send Podcast’ also imply that he had grown increasingly frustrated with his salary.  Buccaneer’s general manager Jason Licht told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that an agent of Brown recently approached the team to obtain a guarantee of $ 2 million of his incentives. However, that Tampa Bay declined.

Licht also informed Schefter that the Buccaneers had made two appointments in New York. Brown was still there after leaving Sunday’s game. Therefore, they could put him on injured reserve and pay him the rest of his season salary. 

Licht said that Brown neither returned his text messages or phone calls nor sent his medical records, including the MRI that Brown had on Monday, which they requested.

Burstyn stated that they had never received a request for medical records.

Burstyn told ESPN, please show me a request for medical records. We never got one. They called and asked us to call back at night. They had not told them what the call was. They said to call back ASAP. We had an internal team discussion to review options before calling back. They went ahead at noon and took the most drastic action.

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