Antonio Brown Kicked Out As Titans/Buccaneers Joint Practice Turns Into Fight Club

TAMPA, FL - AUG 18: Antonio Brown (81) of the Buccaneers smiles as he talks with Tom Brady (12) during the Tennessee Titans & Tampa Bay Buccaneers joint training camp on August 18, 2021 at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was thrown out of practice on Thursday morning. During a joint practice with the Tennessee Titans, the 33-year-old got into it with cornerback Chris Jackson.

The exchange began with Brown saying “don’t grab me” on a play that he believed should have been flagged for holding. Jackson responded by saying “don’t push me in my face” and the two locked helmets.

Brown then ripped Jackson’s helmet off of his head and a fight ensued. When things cleared out, AB found himself being sent to the sidelines.

After some time to cool off, Brown was allowed back on the field.

Prior to the week of joint practice, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said on Sunday that he and Titans head coach Mike Vrabel set a no-fighting policy. That did not stop things from getting chippy.

We’re going to talk about fight club.

Actually, it didn’t work at all.

Multiple fights broke out between the two teams on Thursday morning. Brown and Jackson went at it first and then Tennessee receiver Fred Brown and Tampa corner got into it.

Not long thereafter, a scuffle broke out amongst special teams.

Minutes later, Devin White was at the forefront of a scrum.

Even Vrabel had to get in on the scrum to break it up!

To close out the day, a pair of lineman got after it a little bit.

Jeffrey Simmons, who has had notably questionable morals in the past, spoke about the eventful day after practice had finished.

Tampa Bay and Tennessee will square off on Saturday night for their second preseason games of the season. Arians has already said that he won’t play his starters, in large part because of the intensity he expected from the join practices throughout the week.

He certainly got that part right.

 

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