The Antonio Brown fiasco has finally come to a close. Now, details are pouring in regarding what transpired between the wideout and Buccaneers over the last week or so.
ESPN's Adam Schefter shed a bit of light on the situation with an interesting update following Brown's release. Per Schefty, Brown approached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and requested that the remaining $2 million in incentives on his contract become guaranteed. Tampa Bay declined, and now the two sides have parted ways.
It's entirely plausible Brown felt disrespected by the Buccaneers. He played a big role for them this season, but his contract language didn't accurately reflect that.
"Last week, Antonio Brown and his agent requested that the remaining $2 million in incentives in his contract for this season be guaranteed, per Bucs’ GM Jason Licht. The team declined to guarantee those incentives," Schefter reported via Twitter.
Schefter added that Antonio Brown never informed the Buccaneers that his ankle was bothering him before or during the Bucs-Jets game last Sunday.
"Antonio Brown did not tell anyone on the Bucs’ medical staff about his ankle bothering him on gameday before the game against the Jets or during it, per Bucs’ GM Jason Licht," Schefter added.
Brown's days in Tampa Bay are over, but that doesn't mean this won't get messier.
From the sound of it, Brown wants action to be taken against the Buccaneers.