The Antonio Brown saga does not appear to have a quick end in sight.
He stormed off the field on Sunday and has been making a case for himself ever since.
The latest update involves text messages between himself and Bruce Arians.
Brown shared the exchange on social media.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 6, 2022
He also posted an exchange with Tom Brady‘s trainer Alex Guerrero, who apparently owed Brown some money.
Antonio Brown now posting Dec. 24 texts with trainer Alex Guerrero, showing they had stopped working together. But Guerrero’s text back looks like what he should say there in response. Brown tagging Brady even. pic.twitter.com/8TOmP5j2tt
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 6, 2022
Brown is posting all the receipts and the NFL world is reacting in a variety of ways.
He had a fake immunization card but we’re suppose to believe the texts are real🤔#antoniobrown
— jschrep (@jschrep) January 6, 2022
NFL World Reacts To Latest Brown Drama
The exchange with Arians seems to point toward Brown providing evidence that he was injured.
That is the whole issue at hand here, as the receiver claims his head coach tried to force him back into the game while hurt.
Okay hold up, Antonio Brown thought those leaked texts would help his case?
— Sports, Brews and News (@sportsbrewsnews) January 6, 2022
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 6, 2022
Antonio Brown texts messages look fake lol
— Rocky (@iam_rocky) January 6, 2022
Reactions from NFL fans are all over the place because it is tough to figure out this situation.
Could the texts be fake?
Why would Arians say “This is BA” if they have texted before?
What may just be a straightforward situation is being analyzed over and over by those trying to figure out what is going on.
Not a single text message Antonio Brown shared exonerates him. He, in fact, made Alex Guerrero look good! Someone take his phone away, LOL!
— Ted DrTKO Panagiotis (@drtko) January 6, 2022
He should not have had to leak texts to prove it either. Is forcing a player to play while injured even legal? Is “releasing” them because they refused to perform legal either? Can Antonio Brown now sue the Bucs?
— Erykah Rose (@ErykahYah) January 6, 2022
Yes Antonio Brown you have my (Bruce Arians) permission to release these texts, which I wrote, to the public, as they will prove that your right
— Matt Posting His L’s Online (@MattIsATwitNow) January 6, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have thought Brown would go away quietly.
But his situation has morphed into a giant distraction and Arians and others will have to answer questions about it nonstop, instead of just talking football.
Releasing text messages adds a whole new layer and the NFL may even have to give Arians a call if more evidence comes out that he tried to force Brown to play hurt.
Just getting his side should help clear things up.
it's AMAZING how people are siding with Antonio Brown behavior. His texts or tweets CHANGE NOTHING. You don't react that way PERIOD! This isn't hard to understand! #NFL #antoniobrown #TampaBay #itsnothardtounderstand
— All Even Podcast (@ALLEVENPODCAST) January 6, 2022
Brown releasing these texts may only be the start of what is yet to come as he tries to rebuild his reputation and get back into the NFL.