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Antonio Brown’s outburst on Sunday not only cost him his career with the Buccaneers, but also a massive bonus. The star wide receiver lost up to $1 million in contract incentives now that his…
Antonio Brown’s meltdown could cost him $1 million
January 3, 2022 9:12am
Antonio Brown took off jersey and gear, threw it into crowd, then ran to the locker room
Antonio Brown’s outburst on Sunday not only cost him his career with the Buccaneers, but also a massive bonus.
The star wide receiver lost up to $1 million in contract incentives now that his season is prematurely over.
During Tampa Bay’s win over the Jets, Brown refused to re-enter the game after head coach Bruce Arians asked him to twice. He took off his jersey, shoulder pads, shirt and gloves and threw them into the stands, then waved goodbye to the crowd. NFL Network reported on Monday morning that Brown had told coaches he was too hurt to re-enter the game, though Arians previously told Fox Sports that was not the case.
“He is no longer a Buc,” Arians said about Brown after Tampa Bay’s 28-24 comeback victory.
Antonio Brows runs off the field during the Buccaneers’ win over the Jets.AP
According to Spotrac, Brown had three separate bonuses he could receive, each totaling $333,000. He needed eight more receptions, 55 more receiving yards and one more touchdown for his big payday. Brown had another game and a half — the Buccaneers play the Panthers in Week 18 — to reach those marks.
Antonio Brown throws his gloves into the MetLife Stadium crowd.AP
The 33-year-old signed a one-year, $3.1 million guaranteed contract with the Bucs in April.
The receiver only played six games this season after sitting out with numerous injuries and serving a three-game suspension for using a fake vaccine card.
Arians had defended Brown over the course of the season, but this is looking like it will be a clean split between Brown and the franchise.
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