In the latest chapter of the exploits of Antonio Brown, the former NFL bad boy is being sued for allegedly trying to rip off a Florida music producer for more than half a million dollars, more trouble for the once-prolific wide receiver whose Hall of Fame career was derailed by his inability to keep his emotions in check.
According to a lawsuit filed last week in Sarasota County, the disgraced ex-football star is accused of breach of contract and defamation over an “exclusive artist agreement” that he signed with the Tampa-based Secure the Bag Entertainment in July.
According to a New York Post report, the suit “includes accusations of Brown trying to beat the company, also known as STB, out of $178,000 by submitting “fraudulent” expenses for reimbursement; hawking STB owner Ryan Kane a fake high-end watch for $160,000; and making a series of lewd, racist, sexist and threatening remarks towards STB execs and others.”
An angry Kane told the outlet that he considers Brown to be nothing but a “liar and a thief.”
“Now I know how the Raiders felt when they paid him [at least $1 million], and he never played a single game for them,” he said referring to the receiver’s very short stint with Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders. “I gave him … a huge advance and an opportunity to make money legitimately, and all he did was walk off the field.”
The lawsuit also accuses AB of “using rap legend Lil Wayne’s name in a failed bid to pilfer $100,000,” it was filed days after Brown’s vulgar response to a Post reporter who asked about a video obtained of the former all-pro exposing himself to a female guest at the Armani Hotel swimming pool in Dubai earlier this year.
“do what u got to do p—y u white boys dead already,” Brown texted the reporter.
In the shocking pool video, Brown is seen thrusting his glistening bare buttocks into the face of the stunned woman, then whipping out his male member to top it off.
Antonio Brown was asked to leave a Dubai hotel shortly after a nude incident in their pool.
There’s also complaints he snubbed the dress-code customs by flaunting his bare chest to guests inside the hotel, and allegedly smoking weed which would violate the country’s law pic.twitter.com/HenaFamiOl
— Glock Topickz (@Glock_Topickz) October 1, 2022
Brown took to Twitter to post a bizarre defense of his lewd behavior.
“It’s crazy to me that even after I retire there is disinformation coming out about me. Ironically, during a time when the NFL is getting heat for allowing players to play when they’re clearly concussed. They’ve been using black men as guinea pigs,” he wrote.
It’s crazy to me that even after I retire there is disinformation coming out about me. Ironically, during a time when the NFL is getting heat for allowing players to play when they’re clearly concussed. They’ve been using black men as guinea pigs.
— AB (@AB84) October 1, 2022
“Every chance they get to sway the heat off themselves they use me. In the video, you can clearly see she runs off with my swim trunks. If roles were reversed the headlines would read “AB having a wild night with nude female”.Yet when it’s me it automatically becomes a hate crime,” Brown added in another tweet.
Every chance they get to sway the heat off themselves they use me. In the video you can clearly see she runs off with my swim trunks. If roles were reversed the headlines would read “AB having a wild night with nude female”.Yet when it’s me it automatically becomes a hate crime
— AB (@AB84) October 1, 2022
Brown’s nine-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers was marked by brilliance as the flamboyant wideout’s athletic feats and eye-popping numbers seemingly had him destined for a bronze bust in Canton but his erratic ways chafed teammates including star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and even wore down the patience of normally unflappable head coach Mike Tomlin, leading to the ill-fated trade to the Raiders where he wore out his welcome before even playing in a real game.
He was given a shot at redemption with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he had a vocal supporter in superstar Tom Brady, signing with the team and contributing after serving a long suspension under the NFL’s conduct policy for his off-field antics, he would go on to win a Super Bowl ring in his first season with the Bucs, catching a touchdown pass from Brady in the team’s 31-9 blowout of the Kansas City Chiefs.
After re-signing with the team, Brown clashed with head coach Bruce Arians and was suspended by the league for misrepresenting his COVID status, displaying more of the erratic behavior that has plagued him until the fateful road game against the New York Jets where he effectively poured gasoline all over his career and stuck a match in an epic meltdown during which he stripped off the top half of his uniform and jumped around bare-chested in the end zone.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2022
Brown never played another down of professional football and probably never will again with NFL general managers likely unwilling to extend a contract to the volatile star whose problems just keep piling up.
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