Antonio Brown claims Bucs injected him with Toradol, wanted to send him to mental institution

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Antonio Brown came out firing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an interview with Bryant Gumbel on HBO’s “Real Sports.”

The turbulent wide received claimed the Buccaneers injected him with the painkiller Toradol before games with the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets to mitigate damage to his injured ankle.

He also said the team offered him $200,000 to go to the “crazy house.”

Brown was with his attorney Sean Burstyn for the interview.

“To the extent any of that is coming from a spin that Antonio had a spontaneous mental episode, it’s resentful and it’s hurtful and it’s a disservice to people who do suffer from mental health challenges. We all have our difficulties — Antonio, myself, everybody …,” Burstyn said about his client walking off the field during the Bucs’ game with the New York Jets on Jan. 2.

Brown then interjected, “Yeah, these guys at Tampa Bay Bucs tried to make an agreement with me to give me $200,000 to go to the crazy house so these guys could look like they know what they’re talking about.”

Burstyn offered a comment on this, too.

“The offer was Antonio would basically sit on the sidelines, go on some list and commit himself to some form of intensive mental health treatment,” Burstyn said. “And we were specifically told in writing by the general manager (Jason Licht twice don’t spin this any other way.”

Brown claimed Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians was lying when he said the wide receiver was upset at halftime against the Jets about not getting enough passes.

“It’s not worrying about the ball,” the 33-year-old said. “Tom Brady is my guy. He’s the reason I’m on Tampa Bay so I know I’m going to get the ball.”

Earlier Tuesday, Brown posted an image of him in a Baltimore Ravens uniform.