Receiver Antonio Brown has left the ranks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Bruce Arians announced Sunday.
The decision was made after the 17th week game in which the receiver threw the uniform onto the field of play and left the field.
“After what just happened the only thing I can say is that Antonio Brown is no longer a Buc, end of story,” said Arians.
Tampa Bay, with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, has conquered the NFC South division after defeating the New York Jets 28-24 this Sunday.
With just over two minutes to go in the third quarter, and the Buccaneers trailed 24-10, Brown removed his shoulder pads along with his No. 81 jersey and tossed them to the ground on the team bench, then shed his black jersey, white gloves and tossed them onto the rostrum.
With the naked torso the player said goodbye to the public with his arms raised and jumping over the end zone of the Jets. Brown had argued with his partner, catcher Mike Evans, a play earlier.
Up to that point, the catcher had three catches and had gained 26 yards.
In the season Brown accumulated 39 receptions, for an accumulated 519 yards and had four touchdowns.
At the beginning of December, the NFL suspended the receiver for three games for using a false vaccination card for COVID-19, a situation that also led to a fine and sanction at his institution.
Despite this indiscipline, Arians spoke with the player and allowed him to rejoin the team’s training sessions at the end of the season.
Antonio Brown, 33, has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.
In his career he has 925 receptions, 12,265 yards obtained and 83 touchdowns.