Antonio Brown He got what he wanted. If he does not.
Buchananers released Brown on Thursday, after Brown and his lawyer aggressively urged for that decision. For example, they complained on social media that he was “trapped”.
Now? Brown’s lawyer complains that the group released him too soon.
Via Rick Strout Tampa Bay Times, Sean Burstin argues that the committee planned a medical meeting for Brown Thursday morning “outside of normal business hours” with a New York doctor. The plan was for Brown to see an orthopedic specialist selected by the team, but instead Bucks released Brown, along with the appointment. The excuse to cut Brown.
“We were planning an appointment with the doctor that Bucks selected [the Hospital for Special Surgery] When we found out on Twitter that Bucks had fired Antonio on Thursday, ” Burstin told Strude. “On Wednesday night, Bucks devised a sham plan to create a way for Antonio to cut through. They arbitrarily chose an appointment time outside of normal business hours on Thursday morning. We immediately spoke to the doctor and asked if he could review the latest MRIs and reschedule for normal, reasonable hours. When the doctor told us that he had not seen the pictures and would like to see us in normal time, we resumed planning. Again, Bucks fired Antonio for not attending a scheduled doctor’s appointment again later that day (and, yes, we have the books to prove it right.)
“Bucks selected time clean playing ability. Stateing the reason for cutting the AP is the result of an excuse. They did this because they knew it [coach] Putting Bruce Arians AP on the field is illegal. So they tried to cover it up, their latest dirty trick: ‘surprise attack’ medical service they did not think AB should get.
If Brown were not a unionist, this would be very relevant and important. ) It will be available in the court system. Brown will receive everything he deserves from the Buccaneers through salary; There is nothing else to pursue.
Burstin does not understand this, or he prefers a free advertisement that comes a few hours before it happens when his client talks about a decision that is clearly aroused on social media.
Technically players cannot be released when injured. But it will happen. In doing so, the player and team negotiate a so-called injury solution, estimating the number of weeks he should get to the point where he can get over his health and play again. In the absence of agreement on the matter, a formal complaint is filed. In the end, the referee decides if the player is injured enough to not be able to play and when he is healthy.
According to Brown, he had a week on the one-year contract he signed off-season. Had it not been for the cut he would have become a free agent by March. And since he has not been reduced until Thursday, he will receive his game check for the 18th week.
So, even if Bucks technically breaks the collective bargaining agreement, there is no way for Brown to make any financial recovery. He cannot sue. (Well, he can – but it won’t last long.) It swings from Burstin and has no home to fall into.