“U See He Still Causing Problems”: Antonio Brown Takes Aim At Bruce Arians In Wake Of Evans-Gate

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Antonio Brown pivoted successfully into music, and his “Put That Sh*t On” single has become an on-field anthem in the red zone from the NCAA to the NFL. However, Brown still pays attention to what is going on in the league, especially if it involves his old team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his old head coach Bruce Arians.

So when the NFL investigated Arians for possibly sending Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans into a verbal altercation between QB Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, Brown made his opinion of Arians known.

“Per NFL He was Fired U see he still causing problems,” Brown tweeted with a video showing Arians committing the alleged incident. Brown leaned into a more news-style commentary in an earlier tweet transcribing a report from Pro Football Talk.

“Per source, the NFL sent a warning letter to Bruce Arians and the Buccaneers regarding his sideline activities on Sunday. Said the source as to Arians’s behavior moving forward, ‘He’ll comply.'”

Arians is the special adviser to the Tampa Bay Bucs general manager, but that didn’t stop him from appearing on the sidelines of a Week 2 Bucs game at the New Orleans Saints. While there, he seemed to bark an order to Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans which sent him hurtling toward New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Since then, the NFL sent the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach a warning about his conduct on the sideline in last Sunday’s game, telling him future similar behavior will result in discipline for him and the club. Evans received a one-game suspension. He appealed the punishment, which NFL appeals officer James Thrash upheld on Wednesday.

Head coach Todd Bowles attempted to explain Arians’ presence on the field, as the Saints did not provide a booth. The Saints say they provided seating for Arians and Licht in the press box.

“He’s normally upstairs. This was the one time he was downstairs,” Bowles said Wednesday at a press briefing. “Usually we handle our sideline pretty good. Everybody got irate. We’ve gotta have better composure on the sideline as players and coaches.”

For Brown, Arians’ alleged actions prove that he wasn’t too far off when he left MetLife Field in New Jersey on Jan. 2 after a verbal altercation with then head coach Bruce Arians. At the time, Arians said he attempted to get Brown into the game, but the wide receiver refused the request. Brown eventually took off his jersey, tossing it into the stands before leaving the field.

However, Brown claimed that he informed Arians that he was suffering from an injury and that he was unreasonably asking him to play.

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Brown has more issues, this time in his music career, as he failed to show up for a promoted concert in Worcester, Massachusetts. The promoter did not book him private, and his commercial flight from Miami to Boston was delayed by three hours. The ride from the airport to Worcester is one hour drive, and it wouldn’t be possible for him to attend. The promoter posted the flight info to confirm that it wasn’t Brown’s fault.

While Brown has the world “Put That Sh*t On,” he is still paying attention to what the NFL is doing.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.