Antonio Brown's legal professional blasts Bucs for releasing vast receiver, facets to ankle injury challenge - Fox information

Antonio Brown's legal professional went on the offensive Sunday in a collection of tweets aimed at the fallout of the wide receiver's situation with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one week after Brown abandoned the group within the middle of a online game.

Sean Burstyn, Brown's attorney, wrote in a Twitter thread that the chief subject was the timing of the Buccaneers' resolution to liberate the large receiver while Brown become planning to see a team-informed doctor for his ankle problem.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers large receiver Antonio Brown wipes his face as he leaves the box after throwing his device into the stands all through the third quarter against the ny Jets, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (Andrew Mills/NJ increase Media by the use of AP)

"We had been in the midst of scheduling an appointment with the Bucs' chosen surgeon after we learned, by means of Twitter, that they terminated AB on Thursday for now not due to the fact that very same surgeon. On Wednesday nighttime, the Bucs had concocted their bogus scheme to engineer a method to reduce AB," Burstyn wrote.

"The Bucs picked an arbitrary appointment time outdoor of common enterprise hours early Thursday morning. They additionally fumbled round with a Wednesday afternoon appt on the closing minute. (Bucs' new activity in AB's health was a shock. Wasn't AB 'now not a Buc' on Sunday evening?)."

Burstyn tweeted that the medical professional they have been seeing requested no matter if Brown and his camp might reschedule because the doctor hadn't considered an MRI or CT scans.

"realizing they could't stand by means of Bruce Arians' decision to reduce AB for refusing to play through an damage, the Bucs formally declare to have fired AB for refusing to show up to a physician's appointment. however that's misleading since the appt turned into being rescheduled to later the equal day," Burstyn added.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers huge receiver Antonio Brown (81) makes a trap and goes the distance for a score all through a video game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 10, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.  (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire by means of Getty images)

"Most americans schedule medical professional's appointments for curative. In our view, it's unusually perverse for the Bucs to make use of clinical care as a setup to fire someone. doctors are heroes, now not pawns.

"The Bucs did this as a result of they comprehend that teach Arians' on-the-box termination of AB was degrading, inhumane, abusive, and unlawful. so they tried overlaying it up the usage of their latest dirty trick: 'surprise assault' medical care that they [did not] moderately [plan] for AB to get hold of."

Burstyn claimed the situation turned into "gamesmanship to create a pretextual termination."

"All Antonio did became ask to be seen at a reasonable hour by means of a doctor with latest clinical statistics. When AB spoke up about his health this week, he became fired. On the field, then on Twitter.

"The Bucs have used AB's past to get out of the jam they put themselves in ultimate Sunday. It's the kind of manipulation that made Antonio write 'I do not be mindful how individuals publicly claiming to be anxious about my intellectual fitness can do these items to me in deepest.'"

Burstyn's remarks came days after Brown turned into formally released with the aid of Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay regular manager Jason Licht told ESPN Thursday that Brown didn't inform any individual on the Buccaneers' workforce about any ankle concerns on the day of the game against the big apple Jets or all through it. Licht introduced the crew made "most economical accommodations" to convey the problem to an conclusion however alleged Brown didn't wish to cooperate.

Licht observed he believed the group was attempting to "oblige him" and alleged the receiver and his agent didn't ship the team any clinical counsel.

Brown became requested on the "Full send Podcast" no matter if he may have handled the outburst more suitable.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers large receiver Antonio Brown arrives courtside right through the second half of a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Jan. three, 2022, in new york. (AP image/Adam starvation)

"Bro, I'm Antonio Brown. were you aware what it's like to be on the football field? imagine you enjoying a online game, soccer game … think about the guys you came to battle with while they understand your fricking ankle is f---ed, you barely might run, and the guy you believe acquired your again, this your crew, this the guy you flew hear with … They knew about my situation earlier than we even got here," Brown observed. 

"I communicated with the teach, the trainers. every person is aware of and to get there and be scuffling with them and the man let you know because you can't go to warfare with them get the f— outta here. What do you desire me to do? sit down there like … Bro, I'm an alpha man. You say f--- me … I'm now not gonna react bro since it don't truly rely what you say. that you can't affect me. but when you discriminate on my public photo and my name, bro it's like f—you too, professionally.

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"They centered hate on me. Why would you do a guy like that? You cut me within the press convention after the game. These guys comprehend my accidents, my MRIs. They recognize what I acquired occurring. but you understand, maybe I make everything seem to be too respectable. every person see what I does. They don't see what … (the different facet does) exactly. They make me get to that element. You'd think tremendous disrespected if teach woulda told you 'get the f--- outta right here.'"

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