Antonio Brown has been ‘model citizen,’ Bruce Arians says: ‘If and when he’s not, we’ll move on’

Between March and October, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians went from squashing any potential Antonio Brown reunion — saying he was "not a fit here" — to drawing up plays for the controversial wideout. 

Arians and the Buccaneers have high personal expectations for Brown, which the coach says he has lived up to inside the building.

"He's been a model citizen," Arians said on Sirius XM NFL on Wednesday. "If and when he's not, we'll move on." 

However, questions about his comportment popped up again this week when the Miami Herald reported he could have been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after allegedly destroying a surveillance camera and throwing a bicycle at a security-guard shack inside his gated community in Hollywood, Florida. 

Bruce Arians tells us that despite the latest incident with Antonio Brown, the wide receiver is in good standing with the team…

“He’s been a model citizen, if and when he’s not, we’ll move on” #GoBucs

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The alleged incident occurred Oct. 15 (the NFL is currently reviewing the situation), less than two weeks before the Buccaneers signed him.

Brown was still serving an eight-game suspension at that time due to violating the league's personal conduct policy; in 2019, he'd been hit with a battery charge against a truck driver and allegedly sent threatening text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual assault, which proved to be the final straw before the New England Patriots cut him. 

Brown has an edict from Tampa Bay to be on his best behavior. 

"He knows that. Our team knows that," Arians said. "I don't really think we're going to have any problems. We haven't had any so far and I wouldn't anticipate any." 

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