SJ - January 3, 2022
The Buccaneers had a wild Sunday. They got down big to the Jets, they lost star wide receiver Antonio Brown in the middle of the game when he had an insane meltdown, then mounted a comeback to win the game.
After the game players and coaches were asked about Brown leaving the game early. Le'Veon Bell, who was with him for a few years in Pittsburgh, reacted to his close friend leaving during the Bucs win.
From Pro Football Talk:
“I found out when we got into the locker room after the game, I instantly sent him a text real quick, he texted me back,” he said. “He’s still one of my closest friends. You won’t hear me talking bad about AB at all. Things happen, but he’s one of my closest friends that I’ve been around, close teammates. Overall good person. Obviously some bad decision-making sometimes, but he’s human, he’s not perfect, and we’ll continue to move on without him and keep moving forward.”
Bell was excited to sign with the Bucs in the middle of the season in part because of Brown. Now they’re no longer teammates.
“It’s tough. When I came over here I was happy to be reunited with him. Unfortunately it was only two games. But I wish the best for him outside of football or whatever’s next for him. He’s still one of my closest friends,” Bell said.
Man, do you remember when Bell and Brown were on the Steelers together? These two had everything in front of them, money, Super Bowls, a gold jacket and then it all fell apart. What could have been.
Maybe Bell will get himself a ring this season. It's going to be a little more difficult without Brown, but the Bucs still have Tom Brady.
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