Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady appeared to suggest Antonio Brown needed a professional help following his latest incident. Brown took his shirt and helmet off in the third quarter of the game against the New York Jets and left the Stadium.
The Buccaneers were down 24-10 at the time of the incident but they recovered and won 28-24. "Yeah, I mean that's obviously a difficult situation, and I think we all want him to -- I think everybody should hopefully do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it," said Brady, per CBS Sports.
"We all love him, we care about him deeply. We want to see him be at his best, and unfortunately it won't be with our team. We have a lot of friendships that will last and again I think the most important thing about football are the relationships with your friends and your teammates and they go beyond the field.
I think everyone should be very compassionate and empathetic toward some very difficult things that are happening."
Brown released by the Buccaneers
Shortly after the game ended, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Brown's days in Tampa were over.
"He is no longer a Buc," Arians said shortly after the game. "That's the end of the story. Let's talk about the guys that went out there and won the game." Le'Veon Bell, who was a teammate with Brown for years during theiir time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was sad with how everything went down.
"I found out when we got into the locker room at the end of the game," Bell said. "I instantly sent him a text, to try to catch up with him real quick. Obviously he texted me back and I talked to him. He's still one of my close friends.
Like you won't hear me talking bad about AB at all. Obviously I understand, things happen, but he's one of my closest friends I've been around, a close teammate, overall a good person. Some bad decision-making at times, but he's human, not perfect, and we'll continue to move on without him and keep moving forward.
"It's tough. Obviously when I came over here, I was happy to be reunited with him. Unfortunately it was only two games, but at the end of the day, I wish the best for him outside of football or whatever's next for him."