It was only a matter of time before somebody on that team said something as candid as Revis did. Freeman actually could have done it if he weren't such a nice guy. A source close to the situation said Freeman had legitimate reasons to bash Schiano on his way out of the organization, and yet he chose to be diplomatic in his exit. The most explosive comment Freeman made was delivered to ESPN's Josina Anderson, when the quarterback said a trade would the "best option" for him.
Freeman could have gone into more details that the source says happened behind the scenes. Those include: (1) Schiano's openly suspecting him of having a drug problem; (2) Schiano's deactivating Freeman before a Week 4 loss to Arizona -- after rookie Mike Glennon had been promoted to the starting job -- and then sending a security guard to Freeman's personal suite just minutes before kickoff to make sure the quarterback watched the game from a different suite with other inactive players
; and (3) Schiano's telling Freeman to leave a team meeting to meet with Bucs general manager Mark Dominik, who promptly told Freeman that Schiano didn't want Freeman in the meeting. That incident became national news when teammates wondered why Freeman didn't join them for that session.