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Bruce Arians Has Telling Admission On Antonio Brown Sideline Incident

Bruce Arians on the sidelines.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 12: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon, Bruce Arians finally told his side of the story regarding last Sunday's Antonio Brown sideline incident.

There had been reports suggesting Arians used expletives when engaging with Brown during Sunday's Bucs-Jets game at MetLife Stadium. Arians confirmed that to be true during his press conference on Thursday.

Per Arians, Brown began complaining about his lack of targets during the game. When Arians confronted him about it, Brown was adamant he wasn't going to go back into the game because of it. That's when Arians told him to "get the f out of here."

"He was very upset at halftime about who was getting targeted...he refused to go in the game. That's when I said, 'you're done, get the f out of here.'"

Bruce Arians did go onto discuss the ordeal involving Antonio Brown's ankle. Brown has said multiple times this week that he wasn't 100 percent, yet the Buccaneers asked him to play. Arians shot that down on Thursday afternoon. "Just to clear you up on some things that happened: At no point and time did he ever ask the trainer or doctor about his ankle," Arians explained. You can find his full comments on the situation below.

Bruce Arians doesn't see reason for this to be dragged on, but Antonio Brown clearly feels otherwise.

The Buccaneers will try and put this past them this Sunday in their regular-season finale against the Carolina Panthers.