The Rush: Bucs cut Antonio Brown, but that doesn’t stop the drama from overflowing

Just when you think the Antonio Brown saga can’t possibly get any wilder, it does as the embattled receiver airs dirty laundry on his social media before being cut by the Bucs. Plus, Rudy Gobert finds himself in a familiar place on the COVID list while NHL player Zach Hyman turns COVID lemons into lemonade.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- And fans, due to unforeseen circumstances, the game tonight has been postponed.

JARED QUAY: The Utah Jazz was the only team in the NBA who hadn't placed a single player on COVID protocols this season.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Until this week.

- Oh man.

JARED QUAY: First was Joe Ingles, and then on Thursday, Rudy Gobert found himself in a very familiar spot. This takes me right back to March 11, 2020, when the Jazz-OKC game was canceled and the world seemed to stop spinning. Rudy is like a founding father of COVID in America. And I guess time is a flat circle, because the rona got him again. I just hope he wasn't touching everybody's microphones this time.

- This and that, and this. This one, too.

JARED QUAY: Our long national nightmare is over.

- COVID?

JARED QUAY: I wish. COVID's here to stay.

- And the attempt to foment insurrection.

JARED QUAY: No, not that, either. The Buccaneers have finally cut ties with Antonio Brown.

- Oh, that.

JARED QUAY: After walking off the job in the middle of a game, Photoshopping a disparaging image of Bruce Arians and Tom Brady, publishing private conversations to his social media-- with his bank account on it, and being accused of giving COVID to a toilet-licking model, Tampa finally had enough.

- All right, enough is enough.

JARED QUAY: But I want to know who do you think going to sign AB now that he's been released? I mean, if his ankle's good enough to play, somebody might sign him. Because he's really good, but it's a headache. I mean, you got to really think about maybe "The Longest Yard," like a prison football team, would be really good for AB.

- There goes the neighborhoods.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

JARED QUAY: There's been no shortage of tough times for anyone lately. But every once in a while, we're able to turn lemons into lemonade, and that's exactly what Zach Hyman did. The Oilers winger spent his first six seasons in the NHL with the Maple Leafs. And the other night, he made his return at Toronto for the first time since joining Edmonton.

- I'm back, baby.

JARED QUAY: Enjoy Zach's reaction to the video tribute his old team played to a completely empty arena, due to COVID.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Well, during the commercial break, the welcome back tribute played on the video board for Zach Hyman, his first game back in Toronto. Empty building, but still playing along, waving to absolutely nobody.