Antonio Brown reacted to the news of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians being warned about his sideline behavior in Week 2.
In Week 2, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the news not for their huge win over the rival New Orleans Saints. Rather, for the fight that resulted in wide receiver Mike Evans being suspended for Week 3 after shoving Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore to the ground.
One person who was also in the spotlight was ex-Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who was on the sidelines and exchanged words with Lattimore over the lack of a pass interference call when Tom Brady threw a pass to Scotty Miller.
This week, the NFL sent a warning to Arians over his behavior on the sidelines, per Pro Football Talk. A source told the outlet of Arians “he’ll comply.”
One person who reacted to the news was former Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has been outspoken about Arians after his tenure with the team ended in 2021.
Antonio Brown reacts to news of NFL sending warning to Bruce Arians for sideline behavior
Brown’s exit from the Buccaneers is well-known, as he took off his equipment, did jumping jacks in the end zone, and left the field during the team’s game against the New York Jets. The issue stemmed from a disagreement over Brown not wanting to go into the game. Brown cited an ankle injury as the reason, while Arians said he did not tell the team about the injury.
After exiting the game and not returning, Brown was released by the team.
This offseason, Arians retired as head coach and he became the senior advisor to general manager Jason Licht. Todd Bowles was named the new head coach.
In regards to the incident in Week 2, Arians was in the bench area for the majority of the game. But during the altercation between Lattimore, Evans, Tom Brady, and Leonard Fournette, Arians was spotted standing on the white stripe of the sideline, which is reserved for players, coaches and officials.
Bowles said that the reason why Arians was on the sidelines is because the Saints did not provide a suite for Buccaneers personnel. ESPN Saints reporter Katherine Terrell posted a photo of the reserved seats in the press box, and Arians’ name is listed.
After Arians received a warning, Brown decided to react to the news on his Twitter account.