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Robert Griffin III Reacts To The Antonio Brown Situation

Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 02: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) walks the field prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 2, 2022 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Last night Antonio Brown revealed that he was asked to play hurt against the Jets, and a big spat with Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians led to him leaving MetLife Stadium the way he did. After that revelation, Brown found a new supporter in former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Taking to Twitter, Griffin said that he's seen a lot of differing opinions on what led to Brown's actions on Sunday. But he believes that the message of being forced to play hurt is being lost because of who Brown is.

"A lot of people have opinions on Antonio Brown. His Mental State. His infamous exit from the field. His complaints about good customer service. But his message of being forced to play hurt or else is being lost because of who the messenger is," Griffin wrote.

Brown asserted in a statement that he was dealing with an injured ankle but was ordered to keep playing by Arians. When he refused, Arians effectively told him he was done, at which point Brown ripped off his pads and undershirt and dramatically left the stadium.

Robert Griffin III knows a thing or two about playing through an injury. He played through knee injuries in 2012 that resulted in catastrophic damage to his leg and was never the same player again.

Antonio Brown is claiming that he was effectively placed in the same situation. But the Buccaneers have vehemently refuted this narrative.

There's going to be a lot of finger-pointing and back-and-forth between Brown and the Bucs over the next few weeks and months. Maybe even years if this gets litigious.

But it looks like RG3 has AB's back right now.