The numerous cases against Antonio Brown

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There is an avalanche of negative stories coming out about Brown. some were reported previously (now re-reported) and some are new.

but it just paints a picture of AB being a person who doesnt treat his consultants fairly, and seems to be a man squeezing out dollars from his consultants.

this article summarizes his misdeeds:

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/09/16/antonio-brown-new-england-patriots-lawsuits-accusations-sexual-midconduct-assault

obviously, if you cannot read through it all, here are some highlights:

Sexual Misconduct with an artist Brown contracted to do some paintings on him

Brown was so delighted with the portrait and the artist that he invited her to come to his home in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh to create another painting of him, this time a mural on a wall in his home.

“I was about 40% done on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me.” She took it as a clear sexual come-on. “Unfortunately, I’ve been tried [by men] a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting,” she says. “After that, it all ended abruptly.”

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The woman is not pursuing charges or remuneration, though she was bothered by his behavior. She said that friends with whom she had shared details of this incident alerted her to the federal lawsuit Taylor filed against Brown last week.

 

Strange Run-ins with Police

This section summarized run-ins with the police, along with a possible false allegation.

In May 2018, on yet another visit by police to Brown’s 8,800-square foot home at the mouth of a quiet cul-de-sac in Gibsonia, Pa., Brown reported that a safe containing $50,000 in cash and jewelry valued at approximately $2 million had been stolen from his bedroom while he was away in Miami. Brown told police he had a suspect in mind: Sam Williams, a personal assistant whom Brown said was the only person with access to the home.

Police say Williams passed a polygraph test, and their interviews with Williams and another person of interest in the case revealed that Williams was hardly the only person with access to the house.

Williams, who told police he was owed back wages by Brown, surmised the accusation was an effort to do something he’d seen Brown do to others to whom he owed money. It was a “breakup” attempt, Williams guessed in his interview with police, intended to justify Brown not paying him.

 

Not Paying contractors

Sports Illustrated has identified several people Brown similarly cut out of his life, allegedly before payments for goods and services were made. Many of them say they were subjected to Brown’s unusual behavior. Dr. Victor Prisk, a former gymnast and bodybuilder who runs Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness (POW) in Monroeville, Pa., says he was wary of Brown’s reputation in the athletic performance community for being, in his words, a “flighty” client. Still, in August 2018, he took an initial meeting with Brown, for which he says the receiver was three hours late.

Prisk says they had an oral agreement for him to be paid $500 an hour. But when the doctor would bring up payments, Prisk says, Brown demurred, instead shifting the conversation to ways he had dreamed up for the two to partner in business.

“In his very first meeting with me he said, ‘I want to get you on salary, I want you on my team,’” Prisk says. “Then he’s like, ‘We need to build this downtown. POW 2!’ I’m like, O.K., that’s cool. Found a building, had somebody put together a sales agreement for the building. Don’t hear anything back. Then he says, ‘I’m going to connect you with a treadmill company I work with. We’re gonna get you a couple treadmills for your gym.’ AB stops talking to that guy and then I’m told they’re not giving me a treadmill.”

On Sept. 6, Prisk filed suit in Pennsylvania seeking $11,500 from Brown; the suit is still pending.

 

Throwing furniture out of a 14th story building

The next day police returned to the apartment after a call reporting that furniture was being thrown to the street from the 14th-floor balcony. Police reported Brown was “very agitated” and yelling that building security had set him up. According to lawsuits filed by the building’s landlord and the family of a 22-month-old boy who was nearly struck by furniture as he walked with his grandfather (which was settled for an undisclosed amount in April), Brown was throwing the items from the apartment in a fit of rage.

 

More not paying contractors

Brown had a contentious, public split with trainer Bo Smith in the summer of 2017. Upon Brown’s split with the Raiders, Smith took a victory lap: “Now the world can see why I removed myself from around Antonio Brown,” he wrote on Instagram.

Brown’s one-time chef, Nicholas “Chef Niko” Hasapoglou, earned a USA Today profile in 2016 highlighting his journey from drug addict to personal chef to Brown. Less than a month later, Hasapoglou was out, and implied in a social media video post that the split was not amicable.

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Sean Pena, a speed trainer who worked with the wide receiver this summer, is suing Brown in Alameda County (Calif.), for $7,200 for alleged unpaid wages as of August 1. Says Pena’s attorney, Michael Daniel Kolodzi: “My client is pissed because he stiffed him and ghosted and him, was being evasive, and then next thing you know Brown is in Paris buying a Richard Mille watch, so it’s just a complete insult.”

There are few more similar incident listed here. Couldn’t put them all in here. I did found the following quotes that sums it up nicely:

Brown believes the notoriety people like Pena earn by working with Brown and advertising it on social media is payment enough, Kolodzi says.

“There’s something wrong with him,” Kolodzi says of Brown. “He doesn’t feel like he has to pay working-class people.”

All this paints a picture of a selfish guy, who tries to skip payments on people. Regardless, none of these are serious to be dismissed from team. however, the rape allegation is serious and could bring a black eye to the NFL.

lets hope the truth comes out.

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BleedingRedAndGold

Something’s definitely “off” about him, no doubt about it. Could there be a definitive diagnosis that could be made on him? Sure, but I’m not going to assume that when his behavior is adequately explained by assuming that he’s an egotist that’s gotten into a positive-feedback positive feedback loop. Or to put it in a longer form, his inner circle is a bunch of yes-men who praise and defend him no matter what screwy thing he does, and their fawning on him encourages AB to repeat himself, but moreso.

The thing about positive feedback loops is that they always spin out of control, the only question that matters is how quickly they do so. Or maybe his a clinical narcissist, but that would require a professional diagnosis, a rather more rigorous standard than the above.

sportingchiefs

Goodness…..I had briefly kept up with this – as it shows up in my twitter feed but this is ridiculous. I hadn’t heard about the furniture being thrown but as the father of a 2 year old – there would be no calming me down if my son was almost hit by something being thrown from the 14th FLOOR. What an idiot.

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