Antonio Brown now not Tampa Bay Buccaneer, head coach Arians says

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) points to the crowd as he leaves the field during his team’s offense against the New York Jets in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 is East Rutherford, NJ Brown left the game and did not return.

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Antonio Brown is no longer a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, says head coach Bruce Arians after the wide receiver left the field in Sunday’s 28:24 win over the New York Jets.

Brown took off his shoulder pads and jersey, ran across the end zone and went to the team’s locker room in the middle of the third quarter of Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.

The Buccaneers lagged 24-10 at the time, going down offensively, but Brown wasn’t among the players in the game.

When asked about Brown in his post-game press conference, Arian said, “He’s no longer Buc. This is the end of the story.”

According to the FOX show, Brown “boiled over” something and couldn’t be convinced to stay on the sidelines with the team.

Co-recipient Mike Evans tried to prevent Brown from taking off his shoulder pads, but to no avail.

Brown stood in the end zone and made a “gesture of peace” to the crowd as the teams played across the field.

Brown had three receptions on five targets for 26 yards at the time of his departure. He has 42 catches for 545 yards and four touchdowns in seven games this season.

The 33-year-old has a trail of off-field incidents, distractions and legal issues that date back to the beginning of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most recently Brown was banned from the NFL for three games this season for forging a COVID-19 vaccine ID.

Brown spent the first half of the 2020 season banned for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal code of conduct. In January 2020, he faced the Florida police on charges of battery, breaking into an unoccupied vehicle, and criminal mischief.

He was released by the New England Patriots after playing a game in 2019 on charges of sexual misconduct and threatening text messages to his accuser. New England picked Brown up after he was fired by the then Oakland Raiders before playing in a game due to multiple controversies.

The place’s Tampa Bay’s COVID aid cash being spent?

It has been almost four months since the American bailout plan was passed. Eight cities in the Tampa Bay area will receive direct funding.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In March, President Joe Biden signed a bill worth $ 1.9 trillion COVID relief plan.

Part of that plan includes that Child tax deduction This means that 39 million families will be entitled to monthly child payments as of July 15.

The help package called American rescue plan Billions of dollars pumped into the state of Florida.

When the plan was passed, 10 Tampa Bay received the state and local allotment estimate spreadsheet developed by the House Oversight & Reform Committee.

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State of Florida: The Sunshine State should get $ 17.6 billion. Of this, $ 10 billion will remain in Tallahassee and will be distributed according to state lawmakers’ decisions. The remaining $ 7 billion will be split between the state’s county and city governments.

Of that $ 10 billion goes to the county governments, here is the estimated breakdown in Tampa Bay:

Hillsborough: $ 285.48 million

Pinella: $ 189.09 million

Sarasota: $ 84.12 million

A Hillsborough County spokesman confirmed they received half of their reported stake of $ 142,956,264 from the U.S. Treasury Department on May 19.

The county expects to receive the remainder of the money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in May 2022.

Michelle Van Dyke, a Hillsborough spokeswoman, said via email: “Our executive team is developing an ARP investment plan that sets out the intended and allowable allocations in accordance with the Guiding Principles released by the BOCC on the 7th we will present our ARP investment plan to BOCC at the end of August. “

A Pinellas County spokesman said it was still working on investment plans and declined to provide details at the time.

Eight cities The Tampa Bay area will also receive direct funding from the stimulus package. Here is the breakdown:

St. Petersburg: $ 46.66 million

Lakeland: $ 24.38 million

Clear water: $ 20.87 million

Sarasota: $ 10.92 million

Bradenton: $ 10.90 million

Pinellas Park: $ 9.98 million

Now, nearly four months after the bill was passed, 10 Tampa Bay is asking questions about how money is being spent in our area.

A spokesman for the city of St. Petersburg confirmed that the leaders received about half of their share, about $ 22.5 million. You will receive the second half in 2022.

Mayor Rick Kriseman said the money is in the bank until they give the public time to express opinions on where that money should be spent.

“We’re really interested in getting a taste of the community, you know, is resilience and sustainability the most important thing? Is health equity the most important thing? Is transportation the most important thing,” said Kriseman.

Kriseman and the city council have developed a series of community feedback workshops to help prioritize which areas of impact will receive funding.

Community members can contribute to the following eight eligible areas of impact:

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Affordability of housing
  3. health equality
  4. economic development
  5. leisure offers
  6. public safety
  7. transport
  8. Resilience & sustainability

The three public workshops include presentations that outline the state of play for each area of ​​impact, followed by breakout sessions where community members can provide feedback.

Dates / locations for workshops are:

– Monday, July 26th, 6-8pm – Enoch Davis Center (1111 18th Ave. S.)

Tuesday, July 27th, 6-8pm – JW Cate Rec Center (5801 22nd Ave. N.)

– Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8pm – Willis S. Johns Rec Center (6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.)

Another great aspect of the American rescue plan is about supporting American schools. The package labeled $ 130 billion for K12 education. Tampa Bay school districts should receive:

Hillsborough: $ 500 million

So far, spokesmen for the Pinellas and Polk districts have said they have not yet received funding.

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Ellenton-based Feld Leisure brings Monster Jam to Tampa

Monster Jam: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. show Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. pit party Saturday, 12 p.m. gates, 1 p.m. show Sunday; Raymond James Stadium; 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; $ 20 and up, $ 15 Pit Party; 813-301-2500; monsterjam.com

After a tumultuous 2020 amid the pandemic, Manatee County-based Feld Entertainment has returned to hosting live shows. Now the company will host the closest event to the Ellenton headquarters since its seven-month touring shutdown and take new security measures.

Monster Truck Motorsport Event Monster Jam That Returned end of October With shows in Arlington, Texas, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be visited Friday through Sunday, one month after the venue opened the Super bowl. Feld Entertainment, which until then had produced Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus its closure in 2017has also hosted Disney on Ice and Monster Energy Supercross shows in the past few months.

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Jayme Dalsing, Monster Jam’s senior director of global operations, who lives on Lakewood Ranch, said Monster Jam’s first Florida shows since the pandemic are particularly significant.

“It’s great to be home again,” said Dalsing. “We always look forward to the events in Florida, they are some of the most dedicated Monster Jam fans out there. So that we can get back to where we are and have people at a live event for the first time, like a lot of people, in a long time Time is just very encouraging for us. “

According to Dalsing, one of the safety guidelines for spectators is reducing the capacity of the open-air stadium to around 20%. Pod seating, where the parties sit socially away from other groups, and face coverings that are required for those ages two and up when they are not actively eating or drinking. The event will be cashless and contactless shopping for Monster Jam merchandise will be available.

The planned drivers include the three Anderson siblings: Krysten drives the Grave Digger, Adam drives the Megalodon and Ryan drives the Bakugan Dragonoid. Also at the start are the 12-time Monster Jam world champion Tom Meents; reigning Monster Jam World Finals freestyle champion Linsey Read; and Guinness world record holders Bryce Kenny and Bari Musawwir, both on last year’s Discovery Channel special, Monster Jam: Breaking World Records.

The Saturday event will also include a pre-show boxing party, to which attendees can purchase access for an additional fee. Fans can see the £ 12,000 trucks up close, watch live pre-race interviews and participate in Q&A with drivers, receive pre-signed autograph cards, and snap photos.

Last March, Field Entertainment stopped all of its touring productions amid the pandemic and laid off nearly 1,500 employees – 967 spots with its travel shows and 497 spots at its headquarters in Ellenton, according to a state file. Some staff were hired when the shows went back on tour, a Field Entertainment spokesman said in a statement, although a specific number was not given.

“The layoffs and vacations have had an impact on our entire organization, but we’re excited to see the return of live events and return to work,” the statement said. “When our shows return, we are happy to welcome some employees back with them. Feld Entertainment currently employs around 700 people worldwide and we will bring people back when the tours pick up again.”

During the hiatus from spectator events, Feld Entertainment ended its Supercross season without fans and hosted WNBA games at its facility in partnership with the IMG Academy in Bradenton. Jonathan Vaught, senior vice president of production and touring for Feld Entertainment, said both events had experience planning their return to live shows with an audience.

Although Feld Entertainment has now successfully launched multiple productions in various states, it encountered a stumbling block last month. Six remaining performances of Disney on Ice at the Kansas City T-Mobile Center have been suspended following a COVID-19 outbreak among production workers The Kansas City Star.

“The safety and wellbeing of our touring staff, fans and customers are our top priorities here,” said Vaught. “We learned every day that we had live events.”

Some of Feld Entertainment’s other productions, such as Jurassic World Live Tour, Marvel Universe Live! and Sesame Street Live! haven’t announced their return to touring yet. Vaught said they plan to bring the three productions back in the future and expand the tour for the shows that are already on the way, including Monster Jam.

But you also want to be cautious about expanding too quickly too soon, Vaught said, as Feld Entertainment remains on the lookout as an early example of a return to live touring.

“One reason we wanted to get out early was because we felt it was important to get this right,” said Vaught. “We knew we didn’t want to go out too early and not succeed. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy and it wasn’t going to be a smooth path, but we wanted out of there and we wanted to make sure the first group was there doing it right outside. “

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4 in custody after drive-by capturing at Tampa grownup leisure membership, I-275 crash, police say

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Tampa Police say they are investigating a shootout at an adult entertainment club that eventually resulted in an interstate crash early in the morning on Tuesday.

The chain of events began after police received a report of a malfunction in the Truth Lounge at 4202 West Cayuga Street.

While the store was closing, police said inmates in “several vehicles fired guns from their cars” and then fled.

Then officers noticed a white Mercedes, a white Dodge Charger, and a silver Lexus spinning south on Interstate 275, but did not track the vehicles.

At 2:32 a.m., Mercedes and Charger crashed on Interstate 4, police said. The drivers were taken into custody. Officers said guns were found in both vehicles.

Police said the Lexus had continued east on I-4 and was being followed by a police helicopter. Officers said Plant City has opened a traffic obstruction and the driver and passenger have been taken into custody.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting. Those involved in the crash had minor injuries.

The police did not disclose the identity of the suspects.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.