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Antonio Brown Refuses To Fix Injured Ankle Until He's Signed By An NFL Team


Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Jets

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In what some might see as the equivalent of a child holding his breath until he gets his way, Antonio Brown says he will not undergo surgery on his injured ankle until an NFL team commits to him. The 33-year-old, who famously walked out on the Buccaneers in the midst of a game against the Jets, says he needs to know he's got a gig before he goes under the knife. "I need to get my ankle fixed, but I just want to make sure I got an obligation or a commitment from a team," Brown says. "It's a lot for a guy to go do surgery without an idea of where you gonna work, or who you going to work for." Brown adds that his enthusiasm for pro football has never left him -- and if he's given a chance, he'll prove that to the world. "I'm a player first," he says. "I couldn't even be in this position without being a football player. So I never want to take that for granted. I would love to continue my career. I got a lot of game left in me."


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