Antonio Brown Kicked Off The Tampa Bay Buccaneers After Bizarre, Shirtless Exit

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Antonio Brown was kicked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a bizarre, shirtless exit from the field before Tom Brady coolly led the Bucs on a 93-yard drive in the final minutes for a 28-24 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday, Jan 2.

Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that Brown was off the team.

Brown’s mid-game meltdown came late in the third quarter with Tampa Bay trailing 24-10.

New York Jets’ Bryce Hall, left, tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown. (Credit: AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

He appeared animated while talking to teammate Mike Evans when he stripped off his pads, jersey, gloves and T-shirt — tossing the gloves and T-shirt into the stands. He then jogged into the tunnel.

Stadium security reportedly believed Brown was a fan who had rushed onto the field at first.

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