Tom Brady Reveals His Conversation With Antonio Brown Following Wide Receiver’s Bust up in Training

Published 08/21/2021, 11:24 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on as the second quarter ends against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a tricky start to their 2021 NFL preseason. In their first preseason tie against the Cincinnati Bengals, the side lost 19-14 and even saw star quarterback Tom Brady get sacked in one of the two snaps he took that night.  

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And then recently things just got messier. During a joint practice session held on Thursday between the Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans, Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown and Titans second-year defensive back Chris Jackson got into a scrap.

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The wideout ripped off Jackson’s helmet and followed it up by throwing punches. One of those landed on Jackson’s cheek. Players and coaches rushed in to break up the scuffle. And in the end, Brown ended up being kicked off the field for the rest of practice.

Since then, the Buccaneers have announced that Antonio Brown will not be penalized for his actions during the heated altercation. But what does the man AB looks up to in the Bucs facility, Tom Brady, have to say about Brady have to say about Antonio Brown’s latest bust-up?   

Tom Brady recalls Antonio Brown’s ‘black out’ 

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Tom Brady was about the fight that took place at practice. And Brady filled in with details on the conversation he had with Brown. 

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“I asked. I said, ‘A.B., what happened?’” Brady said. “He said. ‘Man, I lost it. I lost it. I just blacked out. I think I blacked out over there.’”

This isn’t the first time Antonio Brown has gotten into a scuffle. The wide receiver was previously released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in his prime for his heated relationship with franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger. 

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 03: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a touchdown with Tom Brady #12 during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Though he joined the Raiders soon after, his stay there was short-lived. Getting into a full-blown verbal argument with team authorities, Brown was released before he could play a single snap with the Raiders. 

The Pats took a chance but Brown’s off-field controversies saw him getting cut by the franchise as well. Finally, joining with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brown seemed to have found his footing claiming his first Super Bowl ring in 2021. 

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And Buccaneers fans will hope that this slip up in conduct will be a one-off. 

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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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