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CHASE SwAyZe
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"ANTONIO BROWN: "Coach cut me and ran his finger across his throat...""
Wed Jan-05-22 11:15 PM by CHASE SwAyZe

  

          

Brown's statement in its entirety:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33002723/antonio-brown-releases-lengthy-statement-tells-side-story-days-leaving-tampa-bay-buccaneers-game

"First of all, I'd like to express my gratitude to the Bucs, fans, and my teammates. The Bucs helped me return to productive football after I had difficulties that could have ended my career. We worked together to resolve those difficulties, and I will always appreciate that. Being part of a Super Bowl champion team and then a contender is a dream come true.

"I make mistakes. I'm working on myself and I have positive influences around me. But one thing I don't do is shy away from playing hard on the field. No one can accuse me of not giving it my all every play.

"Because of my commitment to the game, I relented to pressure directly from my coach to play injured. Despite the pain, I suited up, the staff injected me with what I now know was a powerful and sometimes dangerous painkiller that the NFLPA has warned against using, and I gave it my all for the team. I played until it was clear that I could not use my ankle to safely perform my playing responsibilities. On top of that, the pain was extreme. I took a seat on the sideline and my coach came up to me, very upset, and shouted, 'What's wrong with you? What's wrong with you?' I told him, 'It's my ankle.' But he knew that. It was well-documented and we had discussed it. He then ordered me to get on the field. I said, 'Coach, I can't.' He didn't call for medical attention. Instead, he shouted at me, 'YOU'RE DONE!' while he ran his finger across his throat. Coach was telling me that if I didn't play hurt, then I was done with the Bucs.

"I didn't quit. I was cut. I didn't walk away from my brothers. I was thrown out. Being fired on the sideline for having a painful injury was bad enough. Then came their 'spin.' Coach denied on national television that he knew about my ankle. That's 100% inaccurate. Not only did he know I missed several games with the injury, he and I exchanged texts days before the game where he clearly acknowledged my injury. He obviously knew I was on the injury list. And the GM acknowledged after the game in text messages to my camp that I did tell coach about my ankle pain on Sunday.

"I know we were losing to the Jets and that was frustrating for all of us. But I could not make football plays on that ankle. Yes, I walked off the field. But there's a major difference between launching from the line and taking hits, compared to jogging off the field with a rush of emotions going through your mind. I am reflecting on my reaction, but there was a trigger. The trigger was someone telling me that I'm not allowed to feel pain. I acknowledge my past. But my past does not make me a second class citizen. My past does not forfeit my right to be heard when I am in pain.

"First they cut me. Now they cage me. Instead of asking how I felt or getting to the bottom of it, the team texted my camp promoting a totally false narrative that I randomly acted out without any explanation. They even told us in writing 'don't spin this' any other way. I have stress, I have things I need to work on. But the worst part of this has been the Bucs' repeated effort to portray this as a random outburst. They are telling people that first I walked off, then I was cut. No. No. No. I was cut first and then I went home. They threw me out like an animal and I refused to wear their brand on my body, so I took my jersey off.

"As part of their ongoing cover-up, they are acting like I wasn't cut and now demanding that I see a doctor of their choice to examine my ankle. What they did not know until now is that on Monday morning I had an urgent MRI on my ankle. It shows broken bone fragments stuck in my ankle, the ligament torn from the bone, and cartilage loss, which are beyond painful. You can see the bone bulging from the outside. But that must and can be repaired. The MRI has been read by two top orthopedic surgeons in NYC, including Dr. Martin O'Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery. Not realizing that I had already scheduled a surgery at HSS, the Bucs 'ordered' me under penalty of discipline and with a few hours' notice to show up to a more junior doctor at HSS for another opinion. What a joke. They're playing like I wasn't cut, giving me a surprise attack 'order' to show up to another doctor with no reasonable notice, and setting this whole thing up as a basis to cut me because what they did on Sunday was not legitimate. Sorry, GM. I already received a confirming opinion from the Top Doc at the hospital you 'ordered' me to go to.

"I love the Bucs fans. I really do. I love my teammates and everyone who showed me grace and believed in me. I gave the Bucs everything I had on the field. What the organization is doing now needs to get cleaned up. I do not understand how people publicly claiming to be concerned about my mental health can do these things to me in private.

"Once my surgery is complete, I'll be back to 100% and looking forward to next season. Business gonna be BOOMIN!"

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ANTONIO BROWN: "Coach cut me and ran his finger across his throat..." [View all] , CHASE SwAyZe, Wed Jan-05-22 11:12 PM
 
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"I refused to wear their brand on my body."
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BA just spoke.....
Jan 06th 2022
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Good Lord. You guys are worse than the media itself.
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she got an antonio brown impersonator to leave her voice notes
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      Please STOP.
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Jan 07th 2022
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wait.. yall believe this woman
Jan 07th 2022
22
      I believe they met up the night before the game
Jan 07th 2022
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           I believe AB sneaks girls up.. but I don’t believe it was her.. lol
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                I need photo or video evidence
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                     Exactly.
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                          You didn’t click on the link above did you
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           You believe?
Jan 07th 2022
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                Your celebrity worship knows no bounds lol nm
Jan 07th 2022
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                I believe that AB does have mental health issues that help explain why
Jan 07th 2022
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                     faking a vaxx card isn’t a mental health thing tho
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RE: AB requested his incentive money be guarenteed, Bucs said no (swipe)
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he hurt his ankle before the suspension
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      He hurt his ankle in Week 6
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lol indeed
Jan 07th 2022
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ab blames brady for not getting him paid.
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full interview/podcast:
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*facepalm* when you're not wrong, but you're wrong
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35
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Jan 22nd 2022
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Jan 22nd 2022
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i wanted to laugh. i wanted to cry
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beat is hard as hell, I want to hear Freddie Gibbs over it.
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