Antonio Brown is still in the New York City area a day after quitting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an extremely public fashion.
Rather than return to Tampa, the former All-Pro wide receiver showed up courtside at the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. While there, he posted a video to his Instagram story from his seat with the caption "It's a new day hit up KD."
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A little over 24 hours earlier, Brown was arguing on the sideline with Buccaneers coaches and teammates, stripping down and exiting the field, reportedly over a disagreement over his health and willingness to play. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians told reporters after the game that Brown "is no longer a Buc," and that was it.
What Antonio Brown has been up to since quitting Buccaneers
It has been a busy unemployment so far for Brown, though he still officially remains a member of the Buccaneers as the team has not yet cut him.
Brown started by walking through the tunnel at MetLife Stadium and asking state troopers for an escort to an airport, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. That request was turned down, leaving Brown in a bit of a bind as he would not be flying back with the team, who provided his transport to the game.
Brown was soon seen waiting outside the stadium, apparently waiting for a ride.
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Rather than an Uber, Brown was waiting for a fellow by the name of Danny Chalet, who works as a chauffeur for many athletes in New York. Chalet soon posted a video of himself driving with Brown in the backseat, with the player mentioning an upcoming Netflix series about his escapades.
As if a Netflix series wasn't enough, Brown then dropped his own rap song, featuring a voice telling him there are things more important than football, and posted three pictures to Instagram, the last with the caption "Big MAD (Making A Difference ), Thanks for the opportunity."
Where Brown ended up that night is unknown, but almost certainly not planned considering his first instinct was to look for a ride to the airport. For now, he may just stay in New York and enjoy himself.