Buccaneers' Tom Brady reacts to Antonio Brown's release: 'I think there’s a lot of personal feelings'

“Penso che ci siano molti sentimenti personali, ovviamente. Tuttavia, non credo che questa sia davvero la settimana per discuterne,” ha detto Brady. “Farò del mio meglio come quarterback della squadra, try to put together a great week and finish strong. You just always deal with different things over the course of the season and that’s what we’re doing this week.

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Tom Brady (12) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts with Antonio Brown (81) during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium Dec. 26, 2021, a Charlotte, N.C.

Tom Brady (12) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts with Antonio Brown (81) during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium Dec. 26, 2021, a Charlotte, N.C. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers released a statement Thursday confirming Brown’s release.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans (13) si congratula per aver segnato un touchdown di Antonio Brown (81) during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 10, 2021, al Raymond James Stadium di Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans (13) si congratula per aver segnato un touchdown di Antonio Brown (81) during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oct. 10, 2021, al Raymond James Stadium di Tampa, Florida. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire tramite Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have terminated the contract of Antonio Brown, con effetto immediato,” ha detto il team in un comunicato. “While Antonio did receive treatment on his ankle and was listed on the injury report the week leading up to last Sunday’s game, he was cleared to play by our medical team prior to the start of the game and at no point during the game did he indicate to our medical personnel that he could not play.

We have attempted, multiple times throughout this week, to schedule an evaluation by an outside orthopedic specialist, yet Antonio has not complied. Maintaining the health and wellness of our players is of the utmost importance to our organization.

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During the Buccaneers’ game against the New York Jets, Brown took off his uniform and shoulder pads and threw his gloves and undershirt into the stands before running off the field and into the tunnel. Brady showed empathy and compassion for Brown despite Brown’s bizarre departure.

I think everyone should do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it,” Brady said after the game Sunday. “We all love him. We care about him deeply.

Tom Brady, quarterback dei Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrate a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Washington Football Team Jan. 9, 2021, [object Window], Md. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

Tom Brady, quarterback dei Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrate a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Washington Football Team Jan. 9, 2021, [object Window], Md. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

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