A glove thrown to fans by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown in an epic onfield meltdown sold for thousands over the weekend.
An online bidder bought the glove for $16,911.60 at an online auction on Saturday from Lelands, which specializes in the sale of sports memorabilia. It is unknown who sold the glove and how it was authenticated.
Lelands advertises the glove as the one Brown launched at MetLife Stadium last month. The Buccaneers were midway through the third quarter in a game against the New York Jets when he burst out in frustration on the sideline.
Brown threw away his jersey, shoulder pads, undershirt and glove before walking off the field alone. He was released from the team after posting.
In a statement later, Brown said his frustration stemmed from a disagreement with Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. He said the coach pressured him to play through an ankle injury, according to NBC Sports.
“I played until it was clear that I couldn’t use my ankle to safely carry out my playing responsibilities,” Brown said. “On top of that, the pain was extreme.”