It's taken almost two weeks, but Antonio Brown has finally admitted that he could have departed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a more mature way.

"It probably wasn't necessary or professional," Brown told TMZ.

Brown took off his shoulder pads, jersey and shirt in the middle of the Buccaneers' Week 17 game against the New York Jets. He then ran through the end zone and into the locker room.

Tampa Bay officially released Brown last week.