Tampa Bay Buccaneers Make a Decision on Whether or Not to Penalize Antonio Brown for Training Bust Up

Published 08/21/2021, 1:02 PM EDT
Nov 15, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) reacts in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2021 NFL season as the defending Super Bowl champions. Trouncing the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers seem like a force to reckon with in the upcoming season.

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With the side retaining all its starters from their Super Bowl win, they have stars like Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Michael Evans to fall back on. But there’s another star they have in the mix. One who didn’t start but scored a touchdown in Super Bowl LV.

Antonio Brown is the player being referred to in this discussion. The Buccaneers wide receiver found his footing late last season and, thankfully, managed to steer clear of trouble as well.

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Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

But recently, Brown came under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The wide out was involved in a major bust up during the side’s joint training camp with the Tennessee Titans last Thursday.

A total of four fights broke out during the practice. But Bucs Head Coach Bruce Arians doesn’t seem to be too bothered.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers give Antonio Brown the slip

Addressing the media, Bruce Arians said that none of his players involved in the bust ups will receive any punishments. In fact, the Head Coach downplayed the entire situation altogether.

“Fighting? I didn’t see any fighting,” Arians said. “A lot of pushing and shoving, but I didn’t see any fists thrown.”

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This isn’t quite true. While Antonio Brown’s altercation was not caught on tape, pictures emerged where he was definitely seen throwing some punches.

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But for now, it seems that Brown has managed to skip any trouble in the foreseeable future. And thankfully for the Buccaneers fans it means the the wideout is likely to feature in the side’s opening week tie against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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