Warren Sapp Seems To Think Antonio Brown’s Injured Foot Was Suspicious

June 26th, 2022

Confused by Antonio Brown.

Folks are going to have a hard time convincing Joe otherwise.

Last season when furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing, fake-V-card-flashing former Bucs receiver Antonio Brown melted down and quit in MetLife Stadium and exited just after performing topless jumping jacks in the end zone, Joe is convinced the Bucs’ Super Bowl chances vanished with disappeared into the tunnel.

With injuries to Bucs receivers, Brown could have been a hero in a championship season. Instead, he became a jackass for the ages.

Brown claimed he was ordered into the Jets game despite having a bum foot and later blamed his injured foot for refusing to go into the game, which sparked his topless jumping jacks stunt.

Former Bucs great Warren Sapp seems to think the injury Brown hid behind is a fishy excuse.

“I would have never shown my @ss in New York,” Sapp said in a sitdown with “DJVlad.”My team is down 14 points. … Why wouldn’t Antonio Brown show up and do this? We just won a Super Bowl together. We’re going on another run.”

Sapp then explained the table was set for Brown to go down in history and be the savior for the Bucs in 2021. Chris Godwin was out. Mike Evans was nicked. Foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski still wasn’t 100 percent from his punctured lung and cracked ribs. Other injuries at receiver were piling up.

“Com’ on, how are you saying you are not going back in the game?” Sapp said. “We just watched you break the DB off where he almost fell down, son. We’re watching the game. We’re watching you run routes. We watched you bounce off the damn field.”

Remember, by the time the Bucs played the Rams in the playoffs, the receivers were so banged up that Tom Brady was left throwing to Jaelon Darden.

Nope. You won’t change Joe’s mind; Brown quitting cost the team a second-straight Super Bowl.

32 Responses to “Warren Sapp Seems To Think Antonio Brown’s Injured Foot Was Suspicious”

  1. Lt. Dan Says:

    Speaking of appropriate nick names – you nailed this one Joesph.
    AB – “jackass for the ages”

  2. Mike C Says:

    Our Chance vanished? With a intact O line we beat the lambs and win the bowl.

  3. Infomeplease Says:


  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Bucs were without Godwin, Wirfs, Perriman, R Jones in last game- plus the D gave up 20 points on 4 of the 1st 5 Rams’ drives of the game.
    Brown flaking out hurt, but that’s not why they didn’t win another SB.

  5. FrontFour Says:

    We lost to the Rams because our D was soft, and not just on that last play. Don’t give AB so much credit.

  6. #8 Says:


  7. Bucschamp Says:

    Nobody signed him yet it does look fishy

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    The Bucs made a deal with the devil and as always – it came back to bite them in the keister…

  9. Demete Says:

    If AB was injured, the NFLPA would have been all over this. Their silence is deafening.

  10. VATom Says:

    I agree whole heartedly. That dude is an amazing receiver. He held a possible key to winning the SB again. He doesnt have the capacity to control his impulses unfortunately. Its a shame. Maybe a football related issue or maybe just his issue, but its a shame. He can ball.

  11. matthew veal Says:

    It ended arians imo and almost ended tom brady too

    Now Kinda looks like the beatles at Abbey road time. One last good one before goodbye

  12. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    I was stunned when the Bucs originally brought in AB and while I thought it was a bad idea I do trust Licht as his track record in recent years has been very strong.
    And AB DID help us in that first year when we won the Super Bowl. So I can’t say it was wrong to sign him. When the Bucs signed him originally I’m sure they were aware of the risks of AB acting crazy as he did at the end of last season. We would have still been OK without him if not for all those other injuries, especially Godwin and Wirfs.

  13. JVZ Says:

    If AB had actually been a somewhat human instead of a housefly crawling around some filthy wall somewhere we may have had a different outcome last year. Bu he was the fly on the wall. Still is!! Always will be……

  14. ModHairKen Says:

    Sapp was a team first guy. He was loyal to the Bucs. He was a great player. He was churlish. He was tribal. He was fierce on the field. He believed in accountability.

    Where are the Warren Sapps today?

  15. sasquatch Says:

    Why keep bringing up AB? He’s a turd, he’s gone, and he’ll probably never play again. We don’t need more articles about him.

  16. buctooth bucky Says:

    Alanbucsfan & FrontFour, you are right. Our defense did give up 20 points in that first half of the game. But with A.B., no matter how horrible the defense played, i think we would have won that game. We managed to tie them without him. they only gave up 10 points in the second half to a team that is really good. I believe with A.B. we would have at least scored more. we lost by three points. that was incredible considering the circumstances on offense.

  17. Nick2 Says:

    Spot on Joe, who leaves the game gives up on his team because of a severely injured ankle and does jumping jacks off the field?? Not enough touches for the diva and even TB12 knows it.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    There were a lot of injuries besides ab that hurt the bucs that year but people only tend to pay attention to circus show because it’s the loudest. Turning the page past that unlucky season to another shot in this up in coming one so excited go bucs!

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    Sapp always tells it like it is. Smart and entertaining. I miss him on the air. He was so good as a football analyst / entertainer.

  20. Darin Says:

    Maybe AB was supposed to be the safety playing prevent so Kupp couldn’t bring it in? Their chances disappeared when the defense wasn’t prepared for the nfc title game. And Raheem had Bruce’s number too while we’re at it.

  21. Beeej Says:

    Unfortunately for AB, he’d already complained loudly in the locker room at halftime about ‘Brady’s boy’ Gronk getting targets instead of him. (and AFTER he’d taken a pain-shot in his foot/ankle)

  22. GOB Says:

    Brady’s power of positive thinking couldn’t help AB. I think he really believed he could change the guy, or at least keep him under control for a couple years. AB is just a bad seed. Listen to what his step dad says about him. It’s tragic, because he’s one of the most gifted recievers that’s ever played. No amount of tony robbins brain washing, or Alex Guerrero voodoo, was ever to help. Some people are just bad to the core. He made Brady look like an abject fool

  23. David Says:

    The injury claim was BS. In fact everything he claims has been BS. He’s a mental case, and I don’t give a 💩 if it’s caused by CTE, when you strip off your jersey and dance off the field you don’t look too injured and there’s no excuse for it.

    And it wasn’t just that he quit on Tampa, he quit and basically every team he’s been with

  24. Eddie Marz Says:

    Antonio Brown is a great player, unfortunately he’s a bad teammate. Put himself over the game. Very sad story. GOBUCS!

  25. CrossFletcherAngel Says:

    Alan that same Defense caused 4 turnovers and shut the out until the last play.

  26. University of Seffner Says:

    I had a conversation with a fellow diehard Bucs fan on this and he is convinced that if we had Tristan Wirfs on the field that we would win the game against the Rams. I agree with you Joe that without AB, along with the injuries we had, we were too wounded to be able to go to the Super Bowl. With that said, I do believe that even if we were totally healthy, its tough to say whether or not we could have got by the Rams because last season we had a good amount of games where we started slow and then later in the games we’d catch fire and win. That habit showed its ugly head in the Rams Playoff game (had to come back from a 27-3 deficit). I know the saying “It ain’t how you start, its how you finish”, at the same time you can’t be sleep walking. It felt like that at times last season, and the injuries all year didn’t help.

  27. Brazen Zebra Says:

    “With injuries to Bucs receivers, Brown could have been a hero in a championship season. Instead, he became a jackass for the ages. … Brown quitting cost the team a second-straight Super Bowl.”

    Yes, I agree totally. So sad. So unfortunate. Brady was AB’s pacifier, and I suspect Arians was AB’s instigator. If Bowles had been coach in that game, it never would have happened, and AB would still be a Buc … with two Super Bowl rings and a chance for the Hall of Fame. Sad.

  28. John Collins Says:

    @brazen right on

  29. Leda Says:

    AB meltdown was the most embaressing thing I ever sawn on a game.

  30. adam from ny Says:

    yes where are the follow up reports about his injury and if the bucs paid for the surgery that was so needed…

    seems the injury mysteriously went away as he attempted a failed rapping career

  31. adam from ny Says:

    ab is not a football player he is a rapper…………bwahahaha

  32. Jonny Says:

    That ugly sight of AB shirtless in his shorts was the personification of Superbowl trophy.