Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians Fined $50k for Hitting Player

By Zac Cornell

The NFL decided to fine Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians $50,000 for hitting Andrew Adams’ helmet on Sunday. During their wild-card game, Arians went onto the field and smacked Adams on the head. After the game, Arians said he was trying to save his team from getting a penalty as Adams was allegedly pulling players out of a pile to get a loose ball.

He told reporters: “No, and I’ve seen enough dumb. You can’t pull guys out of a pile. We just got a big play, great field position, and he’s trying to pull a guy out of a pile, and I was trying to knock him off of that guy so he didn’t get a penalty.”

After this situation, does this give us more reason to believe Antonio Brown’s side of the story in regards to the situation with his injury and release? Did Arians release Brown for not wanting to play while injured?

I think Arians is a really stubborn person. I believe that Brown was playing while injured and since he wasn’t getting targeted in the game, he decided to sit the rest of the game because he was out there for no reason. When Brown told Arians he isn’t going back in because he “isn’t getting the ball,” I think Arians misinterpreted him and thought he was being selfish.

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